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Easy Velveeta Cheese Dip with Sausage and Hamburger for a Crowd

Preview: This Velveeta cheese dip with sausage and hamburger makes enough to easily serve a hungry crowd! Leftovers make good Migas.

Do you have a family cookbook? I wish I did but it hasn’t happened yet. My niece recently sent me this popular recipe for my imaginary future family cookbook. They are simple to prepare and delicious.  She has lots of friends so the recipes have been expertly taste-tested.

Derinda writes, “In the spirit of the Super Bowl this is our FAVORITE Velveeta cheese dip with ground beef for chips.  It is definitely a meal in itself!”

individual serving of nacho cheese dip

Ingredients and substitutions:

  • PORK SAUSAGE: Use breakfast-style ground sausage sold in tubes. Italian-style sausage is going to change the recipe significantly, so I don’t recommend it. Breakfast-style turkey sausage is another option.
  • GROUND BEEF: An 85/15 blend of ground beef or hamburger is my favorite. You’ll want to drain off excess grease so the less fat you have going in, the better.
  • ONION: Yellow or white onions suit this recipe. Use frozen onions if you don’t have fresh ones.
  • GREEN CHILIES: Canned chilies are the easiest form to use in this recipe. Save yourself some time and buy the chopped ones.
  • 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 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 myself, but it’s a possibility if you can’t find it where you live. Cheese Whiz is another option.
Nacho Cheese Dip

Serving idea:

Would you prefer to serve your cheese dip in individual containers? Try baking 5 or 6-inch flour tortillas to make little bowls. You don’t need a fancy form or a fryer. You can do it with an upside-down muffin pan.

making baked tortilla bowls

What to do with leftovers:

This makes a lot! If you have some leftover cheese dip, try making “Migas” by adding approximately 1/4 cup of cheese sauce and a handful of crumbled chips to an uncooked scrambled egg in a non-stick skillet. Stir gently until all the egg has been cooked. Serve with flour tortillas and salsa.

migas made with Velveeta cheese dip
Migas made with leftover Velveeta cheese dip

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Yield: 30 servings

Easy Velveeta Cheese Dip with Beef and Sausage Recipe

Easy Velveeta Cheese Dip with Beef and Sausage Recipe

Sausage and beef are combined with green chilies and cheese for a filling and hearty party dip.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage (breakfast-style)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 1 can green chilies (7 oz), finely chopped
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 3 pounds Velveeta


  1. Brown sausage, ground beef, and onion. Drain.
  2. 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.


TIMESAVING HINT: Melt the cheese separately in the microwave before adding it to your slow cooker to save time.

Nutrition Information:


30 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

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Thanks, Derinda, for an easy recipe that is sure to be the hit of any party.


Tuesday 15th of November 2011

I made this for a young adult Bible study that my husband leads and it was a huge hit. Now they always want it! :-) Thanks for posting!


Monday 1st of February 2010

This is definitely a family favorite at our house too. If you like a little more "heat" use the "hot" Rotel, or add some jalapenas (anyone know how to spell that?) on top. I like the suggestion for left-overs - gotta try it.


Monday 1st of February 2010

This looks great- very similar to Pioneer Woman's Loaded Queso... I think that's what Tyler is bringing to the Super Bowl Party. (I'll be in Houston)


Monday 1st of February 2010

So... is somebody making this Sunday?


Sunday 31st of January 2010

We made something similar in college, we called it "chili cheese fondu" You call tell I went to college in the early 70's when fondu was oh so chic! Mimi

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