Cheese Dip

Famous Cheese

This is the infamous Ro*Tel® cheese dip, aka Famous Queso Dip. A super quick and easy recipe that only uses 2 ingredients. Just in case there’s a human alive that doesn’t know about this delicious recipe, I’m posting this just for you. Consider us friends now. 😆

It was many, many years ago when I was first introduced to this recipe by my Mother-in-law, Cathy.  In fact it was when LittleChefsDad and I were still dating.  We were high school sweethearts and I’m 41 now, so many moons ago 😀  She always fixed this dip for us as an appetizer or a snack, still does whenever we visit.

Growing up a can of Ro*Tel® was too weird for my Mom to even consider, so I had never even heard of it before. You know the addition of green chilies to tomatoes are a tad exotic to a woman that was born and raised in Eastern KY. 😃

But Cathy introduced me to alot of great food. I had never had such delicious food like she made.  All families have that one amazing cook, and she is ours!  She has always taken me under her wing and treated me like the daughter she never had.  I’m so very grateful for that!

I don’t even come close to being a good cook like her, so I try to soak up all her knowledge whenever I can.  I love when I fix a recipe for my kids that I got from her. It’s like a little piece of her love is passed on.  That makes me happy ❤.

Even though this recipe is printed on the back of the Rotel cans, but it will forever be known as Cathy’s cheese dip to me. 😊

Famous Queso Dip
A creamy, cheesy and spicy dip made with just 2 ingredients--a Ro*Tel signature recipe.
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained ( I prefer MILD)
  • 1 pkg (16 oz each) Velveeta®, cut into ½-inch cubes
  1. Combine undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted completely and mixture is blended, stirring frequently.
  3. Serve warm as a dip with tortilla chips, crackers or cut-up fresh vegetables.


*Those chips in the picture are not Doritos, in fact they are made from beans! 😲 Seriously!  Unbeknownst to me those were the only chips left in the house. We bought 2 gigantic bags of tortilla chips at Sam’s 1 week ago and the kids ate them and I didn’t realize it. So Beanito chips substituted for chips in my pic. For the record, I don’t think we will be buying bean chips again….

I hope you give this recipe a try and use some good tasting tortilla chips.  LOL!

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