Easy Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Dip with Hamburger and Sausage
Sneak Preview: This easy Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Dip with Hamburger and Sausage makes a delicious appetizer for satisfying a hungry crowd! Green chiles, cream of mushroom soup, and Rotel tomatoes add flavor.
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With some big game days coming up, do you know what you will serve for snacks? Try this cheese dip if you need something simple that people will gladly devour.
This appetizer (or main dish–it’s that filling) feeds many people and can be kept warm the entire game. Melt the cheese in a slow cooker, then set the temperature to LOW to keep the queso warm throughout the whole game.
Do you have a family cookbook? I wish I did, but it hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, my niece recently sent me this popular party-dip recipe to add to my future family cookbook.
She has lots of friends, so you can be confident that this recipe has been expertly taste-tested. Derinda writes, “In the spirit of the Super Bowl, this is our favorite Nacho Velveeta cheese dip with ground beef. It is definitely a meal in itself!”
Ingredients and substitutions:
- Pork Sausage: Use breakfast-style ground sausage sold in tubes. Italian-style sausage will change the recipe significantly, so I don’t recommend it. Breakfast-style turkey sausage is another option.
- Ground Beef: My favorite is an 85/15 blend of ground beef or hamburger. You’ll want to drain off excess grease, so the less fat you have going in, the better. Substitute ground turkey, if desired.
- Onions: Yellow or white onions suit this recipe. Use frozen onions if you don’t have fresh ones.
- Green Chiles: Canned chiles are the easiest to use in this recipe. Save yourself some time and buy the chopped ones. If you like spicy queso, add some chopped jalapeno peppers, either pickled (in a jar) or fresh.
- Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup: This is another timesaver. If you are cooking for somebody on a gluten-free diet, try making cream of mushroom soup from scratch.
- Rotel Tomatoes: If you can’t find a can of Rotel tomatoes, substitute diced canned tomatoes + green chiles. Here in Texas, you can find many copycat and store brands of Rotel that would be satisfactory.
- Velveeta Cheese: Did you know there is a recipe you can make at home for Velveeta Cheese? I haven’t tried it, but it’s possible if you can’t find it where you live. Cheese Whiz is another option.
Would you prefer to serve your cheese dip in individual containers? Try baking five or six-inch flour tortillas to make little bowls. You don’t need a fancy form or a fryer. Instead, you can do it with an upside-down muffin pan.
How to assemble queso dip with beef and sausage:
FAQ about Slow Cooker Velveeta Dip.
According to Wikipedia, Velveeta is a brand name for a processed cheese product that tastes like American cheese.
Add evaporated milk to the mixture. Milk or half and half can also be used instead.
No. The liquid helps to make the Velveeta more dippable.
Try making Migas by adding approximately 1/4 cup of cheese sauce and a handful of crumbled tortilla chips to an uncooked scrambled egg in a non-stick skillet. Stir gently until all the egg is cooked. Serve with flour tortillas and salsa.
Yes. It is easy to cut in half or even thirds.
Yes. After browning the meat and onions, add the other ingredients, including the cheese, to the skillet. Heat slowly and stir until the cheese melts. The mixture will cool quickly (which is why a slow cooker is so helpful for serving). Quickly reheat the cheese in a microwave. Add milk or cream if it gets too thick.
Because of the meat, don’t keep this dip longer than 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
We favor corn chips like Fritos. Tortilla chips are also popular. Pita chips are another possibility.
A jar of salsa on the side is necessary for most of the guys in our family.
Yes. I pour it into zippered freezer bags. Microwave slowly and stir frequently to thaw. The outside edges get hot and bubbly in a hurry. Or, thaw overnight in the fridge.
Parting Thoughts: Thanks, Derinda, for an easy recipe that is sure to be a hit at any party.
More party appetizer ideas:
- Warm and Toasty Nuts with Rosemary and Shallots
- White Queso and Corn Dip: A Star-of-the-Party Recipe
- Fresh Guacamole with a Surprise Twist
- Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites: Great on the Grill
If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon!
Easy Velveeta Cheese Dip with Sausage and Hamburger
- 1 pound ground pork sausage - breakfast-style
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small white onion - finely diced
- 1 can green chiles - 7 oz, finely chopped
- 1 10.5 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
- 3 pounds Velveeta - cubed
- Brown sausage, ground beef, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Break up the meat and don't stir until the meat starts to brown. Drain, if necessary.
- Add browned meat and onion along with all other ingredients into a slow cooker. Heat on LOW until cheese is melted and leave on LOW in the pot to serve.
- Garnish with jalapenos, chopped green onions, or chopped cilantro if desired.
- OXO Skillet – 12" – Hard Anodized/Non-Stick
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Paula Rhodes, author
I’m a retired home economist, wife, mother, grandmother, and creator of Saladinajar.com. I believe you don’t have to be a chef to find joy in creating homemade food worth sharing. Here you’ll find time-saving tips, troubleshooting advice, and confidence-inspiring recipes to make life in the kitchen more fun, appetizing, and satisfying.