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Thursday, January 3, 2013

White Rotel Dip



I made so many batches of standard Velveeta and Rotel dip in my 20s, I've nearly rebelled against it in my 30s. It was my staple dish to every single college gathering I ever attended. I never even knew people put ground beef or sausage in it until a few years ago.

When I saw this variation from Deep South Dish, I knew it would make a great addition to my family's Christmas Eve celebration. While we all gather in the kitchen pre-dinner anyway...this year, we were even further tightly gathered around this little crockpot (perfect for serving and keeping warm), vying for room to get our next scoop. Yeah, saying it was a hit is a huge understatement. There wasn't one person in our group that shied away from this one.

It's much richer and creamier than the original, and the cream cheese brings a completely different flavor to it. I like the spice of the hot sausage to cut through the creaminess. Many declared it "the new Rotel dip." Guess we're done with the block of orange cheese!

Printable recipe


1 pound hot pork sausage, browned and drained
2 packages cream cheese
2 cans Rotel tomatoes, undrained
2 cups mozzarella cheese

In a large bowl, heat cream cheese in microwave in 2-minute intervals until smooth and easy to stir. Stir in the Rotel and sausage and cook for another couple of minutes. Stir in mozzarella cheese and cook in 2-minute intervals, stirring in between, until cheese is melted and dip is thoroughly warm.

21 comments:

  1. YUM! I love a good Rotel dip. I must try it!

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  2. Sorry about the totally inappropriate name in the previous post. No idea where that came from LOL. Have made this twice now and it's a new family hit. Thanks for posting!

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  3. I can't wait for my daughter to move closer to me....Here I come, Becca...first week I want this!!!

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  4. About how many servings does this make??

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  5. What about the corn. No corn in the recipe?? The recipe does sound good and a nice idea instead of the original rotel recipe.

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  6. I tossed the corn in. This stuff us crazy good! Can't walk away!

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  7. This can be made in crockpot?

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  8. 2 pkgs. cream cheese. 8 oz. pkgs. or 3 oz. pkgs.?

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  9. Just made this and its delicious!! Its sooo addicting

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  10. Can I use Velveeta instead of mozzarella?

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  11. I made this tonight was good. But I make one similar hot pork sausage roll one jar of mild salsa small pack of Velvet. Solo much better! But thanks always like to try something new

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  12. I have made Velveeta cheese dip for my family and my boys do not like it.This cheese dip recipe they loved .Will keep making this one. Delicious..

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  13. Also good stuffed in chicken breast of pork tenderloin

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  14. I substituted sweet italian sausage for the hot - but the dip is a total hit. Delicious.

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  15. Some Rotel is very hot. Which did you use

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  16. Shared with my readers and pointed them here for directions. Thanks for the recipe! http://collectorofrecipes.com/?p=1217

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