Spicing Up Rotel’s Famous Queso Dip
Up until I met my husband, I had only been to one college football game. I went to Texas A&M and that one game was enough to convince me that I didn’t like football enough to stand for the entire game ever again. Luckily, once I met my husband, I learned that not all of college football involves the hundreds of traditions that the Aggies deem necessary (yes, they may be loved by many but are perhaps a little crazy). My brother in law played college football and in the early years of dating, my husband and I spent a lot of time tailgating at his games.
Which brings me to the important part of tailgates- FOOD! The food we would find at these tailgates was insane. From breakfast burritos to five course meals, it was nothing short of a full production. However, my contribution was always, always the queso. I could list many reasons why but it boils down to how much I love Rotel’s Famous Queso Dip. It’s quick and simple to make and if you have a good crockpot, it’s so easy to transport and keep warm. A must have in my opinion is a liner for your crockpot- it makes cleanup so much easier. Nothing ruins a good tailgate like worrying about having baked on queso later.
Rotel’s Famous Queso Dip
Katie @ Onceamonthmom.com, adapted from Rotel’s Favorite Queso Dip
- 16 ounces Queso Blanco Velveeta
- 10 ounces Mexican Lime & Cilantro Rotel
- 1 pound Italian sausage (I like mine hot)
Unwrap Velveeta and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place into crockpot on low and pour Rotel on top of cheese. On the stovetop over medium heat brown Italian sausage until cooked through. Add to cheese dip and cook for 30 minutes or until all the chunks have melted. Stir occasionally to keep sides from burning.
Allow to cool, then place into gallon freezer bag. Label and freeze. To serve: thaw in fridge. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.
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**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann