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Crock Pot Velveeta Cheese Dip

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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. 

This perfect, melty, and delicious nacho cheese, melted up with Velveeta, Rotel, and beans is the best answer to dip that never quits. 

Velveeta cheese dip made in a slow cooker with tortilla dipping out a generous scoop to eat

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, make sure the nacho cheese dip is ready when you are!


  • 1lb Velveeta cheese
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • chicken
  • 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 it into a slow cooker.

cut up pieces of Velveeta cheese in the bottom of a slow cooker

Dump one can of Rotel tomatoes, fully cooked chicken, 1/3rd cup sour cream, and one packet of Taco Seasoning.

Mix all the ingredients together (which does look quite messy) and place the lid on top.

slow cooker with chicken, Rotel, taco seasoning

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.

added black beans into slow cooked crock pot cheese

Prior to serving, add chopped green onions, and using a ladle, pour onto tortilla chips, and ENJOY!

velveeta nacho cheese dip with tomatoes, beans and chicken in a slow cooker


How long does it take to slow cook Velveeta Cheese Dip?

The basic answer is that 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 make for 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.

easy to make nacho cheese dip being dipped by a chip


Nacho cheese is traditionally and most deliciously served with tortilla chips, however, cheese dip is also great for other dippers too!


Other than chicken, are there any other proteins that go well in Nacho Dip?

Absolutely! You can easily change this one from chicken to beef or sausage.

Can regular shredded cheese be used over Velveeta?

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.

Can this dip be made in the microwave?

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Its easy to make ultimate nacho cheese dip using a slow cooker! This crock pot cheese dip comes together with melty Velveeta, Rotel tomatoes, flavorful chicken and taco seasoning. Simply pour onto nachos for the best party and football dip EVER!


  • 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.


Thin out too thick nacho cheese dip by adding a bit of heavy whipping cream or additional sour cream.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 974mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

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