Super Bowl Sunday is on its way in and you know what that means – easy to make delicious appetizers that allow you to chow down for 4 hours in nothing but football and food bliss.
The best part? It’s a simple yet incredibly good recipe. Dump and go (one pot!) keeps the kitchen clean and using a slow cooker makes sure the nacho cheese dip is ready when you are!
- 1lb Velveeta cheese
- Rotel tomatoes
- black beans
- sour cream
- taco seasoning packet
- 2 green onions
- tortilla chips for serving
How to make Velveeta Cheese Dip
The best thing about a crockpot is genuinely how easy it is to make recipes. You rarely find a slow cooker-type recipe, no matter what you are cooking, that requires a lot of additional steps and this is no exception.
First cut up Velveeta cheese into smallish cubes (see image for sizing verification) and place into slow cooker.
Dump one can of Rotel tomatoes, fully cooked chicken, 1/3rd cup sour cream, and 1 packet of Taco Seasoning.
Mix all ingredients together (which does look quite messy) and place the lid on top.
Heat on high for 2 hours, mixing again every 20 minutes. About 15 minutes prior to serving, dump a can of black beans and mix.
Leave crockpot on warming in order to keep cheese melty and soft to eat.
Prior to serving, add chopped green onions, and using a ladle, pour onto tortilla chips, and ENJOY!
How long does it take to slow cook Velveeta Cheese Dip?
The basic answer is once the cheese is completely melted, you can enjoy it! This can take as little as 1 hour on high or up to 2 hours until completely melted down. Just stir every 20 minutes to avoid any cheese overly sticking or burning and all ingredients get well incorporated into the Queso-like dip.
What toppings go well with Velveeta Cheese Dip?
You will find that this dip is fairly robust and filling on its own, however regular Mexican toppings are amazing on top. I like to chop some avocado, add some black olives and of course, salsa or Pico is a great addition for color and flavor.
Does Cheese Dip make a good dinner?
Cheese dip in general can be incredibly filling and makes an amazing dinner. Especially with the added cooked chicken, this dip is super filling and a great choice for an appetizer, lunch, OR dinner.
What flavors does Velveeta come in and can it be altered?
Any processed cheese food works with this recipe and the Velveeta brand has several flavors available which are all delicious. You can use white cheese, regular cheddar, or flavor with added spices like jalapeno.
WHAT ELSE CAN NACHO CHEESE BE SERVED WITH?
Nacho cheese is traditionally and most deliciously served with tortilla chips, however, cheese dip is also great for other dippers too!
- Hot Dogs (without added proteins like chicken of course)
- Oven baked potatoes
- Pour into mini bags of Doritos for “walking tacos”
Absolutely! You can easily change this one from chicken to beef or sausage.
For this recipe, no, it is not recommended as regular cheeses tend to clump up together and do not have the same movie theatre nacho cheese melt.
Technically yes. If I were to alter this dip for the microwave, I would slowly melt the Velveeta in a microwave-safe bowl until nearly melted point (according to the package directions). Then add in the rest of the ingredients like beans, Rotel, sour cream, and taco seasoning before finishing melting.
After out of the microwave, I would add the fully cooked chicken, mix and then serve. I would not add the chicken prior as double-cooked chicken makes it chewy.
This trick can also be used if you need to quickly make a dip but then want to transfer it to a slow cooker to stay melted and hot.
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Crock Pot Velveeta Cheese Dip
- 1 lb Velveeta cheese - cut into cubes
- 1 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken - cooked and shredded or cubed
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 1.5 oz. taco seasoning packet
- 2 green onions - sliced
- 1 can Black Beans - drained and rinsed
- tortilla chips for serving
- Pre-cook chicken and either shred or cube.
- In the bottom of a crock pot, add cut up Velveeta cheese, can of Rotel tomatoes, cooked chicken, sour cream and taco seasoning and mix well.
- Cover and heat on high for 45 minutes to 2 hours, mixing about every 20 minutes to avoid hot spots in the cheese.
- About 15 minutes prior to serving, add can of drained and rinsed black beans and mix.
- Continue cooking for 15 minutes to warm the beans.
- Sprinkle nacho cheese with chopped green onions and serve warm with tortilla chips and any additional toppings.