Chili Cheese Dip

This Crock Pot Chili Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for any gathering, whether you're hosting a party or just having a cozy night in. With a combination of Rotel tomatoes, no bean chili, and Velveeta cheese, this dip is packed with bold flavors and zesty flavors that perfectly match tortilla chips, crackers, or your favorite finger foods!

The crock pot is the best tool for making chili cheese dip because it melts the flavors together slowly and evenly. The low heat of the crock pot ensures that the cheese melts gradually, which results in a smooth and creamy texture. Plus, the longer the dip cooks, the more flavorful it becomes. The crock pot also has a warm setting, which is great when you're feeding a crowd, keeping it at the perfect temperature!

Serve it as a snack, appetizer, or light meal alongside other finger foods like sliders or chicken wings. To make it even more exciting, you can customize the dip by adding toppings like diced jalape√Īos, sliced black olives, or chopped fresh cilantro. No matter how you serve it is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Chili Cheese Dip

Why You’ll Love This Dip

  • The combination of creamy Velveeta cheese, zesty Rotel tomatoes, and aromatic spices like chili powder and cumin creates a unique flavor in every bite.
  • This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute parties, as it requires just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work.
  • You can customize it to suit your taste by adding your favorite toppings or adjusting the level of spiciness.
  • It's the perfect dish to bring to potlucks, game day parties, or any gathering where food is the star of the show.

Ingredients

  • Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies¬†- Adds a slightly sweet and acidic note, while the green chilies bring a touch of heat.
  • No Bean Chili¬†- A quick and easy way to add a complex blend of spices and seasonings to the dip without having to spend hours simmering a pot of chili from scratch.
  • Milk¬†- Adds a creaminess and richness to the dip while also helping to thin out the cheese as it melts. It creates a smooth and velvety texture that is easy to dip and perfect for coating tortilla chips or vegetables.
  • Velveeta Cheese¬†- This cheese product melts smoothly and evenly into the dip, resulting in a creamy and velvety cheese sauce that is perfect for dipping.
  • Spices¬†- A mix of chili powder and cumin adds a subtle kick of heat and a deep, smoky flavor that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients.
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How To Make Crock Pot Chili Cheese Dip

Add wet ingredients: Pour Rotel tomatoes, chili, and milk into the crock pot. Stir until well combined.

Prepare the Velveeta: Cut the Velveeta into cubes about one inch in size using a sharp knife. Add them to the top of the liquid mixture in the crock pot.

Add seasonings: Sprinkle the chili powder and cumin on top of the mixture, then stir to combine evenly.

Cover and cook: Add the lid to the top and cook on LOW for 2-3 hours or HIGH for 1-2 hours or until the cheese is fully melted. Stir occasionally during the cooking process. Enjoy!

Tips For The Best Results

  • To achieve the perfect consistency, stir the dip occasionally while it's cooking. This will help the cheese to melt evenly and prevent it from burning or sticking to the sides of the crock pot.
  • If you prefer your dip to be less spicy, you can use mild Rotel tomatoes and reduce the amount of chili powder. If you like it extra hot, you can add more chili powder or even a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • For a healthier twist, use low-fat milk and reduced-fat Velveeta cheese. This will still give you a creamy and delicious dip, but with fewer calories and less saturated fat.
  • To make the dip even more flavorful, you can add your favorite toppings before serving. Diced jalape√Īos, chopped cilantro, sliced black olives, and sour cream are all great options that will add a pop of color and flavor to the dip.
Chili Cheese Dip

Dipper Ideas

Chili cheese dip is not just for tortilla chips. Use these other food vehicles to enjoy this creamy deliciousness!

  • Crisp vegetables or Crudite
  • Pretzels (Hard or Soft)
  • Crusty Bread
  • Crackers
  • Tater Tots
  • French Fries
  • Nachos
  • Chicken Wings
  • Pork Rinds

Storage

Storing: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If the dip has thickened in the fridge, you can thin it out with a splash of milk when reheating.

Reheating: To reheat, simply microwave the dip in a microwave-safe container in 30-second intervals until heated through, stirring in between each interval. It can be reheated on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Freezing: Due to the high-fat content, freezing is not recommended as the cheese may become grainy, and the texture of the dip may change.

Chili Cheese Dip
PREP TIME  3minutes 
COOK TIME 2hours 
TOTAL TIME  2hours  3minutes 
COURSE  Appetizer
CUISINE  American
SERVINGS  12
CALORIES  175 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Your Favorite Crock Pot

INGREDIENTS

  • 2¬†(10 oz)¬†cans Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1¬†(15.5 oz)¬†can no bean chili
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†milk
  • 32¬†oz¬†Velveeta cheese¬†(cubed)
  • 2¬†tsp¬†chili powder
  • ¬Ĺ¬†tsp¬†cumin

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pour Rotel tomatoes, chili, and milk into the crock pot. Stir until well combined.
  • Place cubed Velveeta cheese on top and sprinkle chili powder and cumin over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir before serving with tortilla chips.

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