J Dub’s Queso for a Crowd is my grown up version of the popular traditional rotel dip.

I’ve been making this dip this way for over 25 years.

A few additional ingredients take this queso to the next level.

Not only is it easy – clean up is a breeze.

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J Dub’s Queso for a crowd


Description

Check out my take on the popular rotel dip.  Cream cheese and sausage are my secrets to taking this dip from ordinary to extraordinary!


Ingredients

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  • 3 pounds Jimmy Dean sausage ( I always use spicy, but you can use mild
  • 3 packages cream cheese
  • 32 ounces Velveeta, or my homemade Velveeta
  • 3 cans of rotel tomatoes (switch out to hot if you like)
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3 cans chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 3 T  Cumin or to taste
  • 3 T Granulated onion
  • 3 T Granulated Garlic
  • 3 T Chili Powder 

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage until crumbly and no longer pink.
  2. Add in chopped onion and saute until translucent.
  3. While sausage is cooking, grease crockpot with non-stick spray. 
  4. Add blocks of cream cheese, rotel, and velveeta.
  5. Top the cheeses with cooked sausage and onion mixture.
  6. Put the lid on crockpot and heat on low until everything has melted.
  7. Stir frequently to prevent cheeses from sticking.
  8. Once cheese has melted, add your spices. If you are sure about the spice amount, you can add them at the beginning as well.
  9. When ready to serve, transfer the dip to a chafing dish or serve straight out of crock pot.

Notes

  • For one recipe of this dip, use 1 pound of sausage, 1 package of cream cheese,  1 can green chilis, 1 onion, 1 can of Rotel tomatoes, 16 ounces of velveeta cheese, 1 T Cumin, 1 T chili powder, 1 T granulated garlic, 1 T granulated onion
  • For a little heat, use Hot Jimmy Dean sausage instead of the mild (or a combination of both).
  • You don’t need to use a crockpot for the smaller version.  You can just make and serve this dip in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes (melting time)
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: queso, rotel

sausage cooking in cast iron skillet - J Dub By Design
Cook sausage until no longer pink. Add onion and cook until translucent.
J Dubs Queso for a Crowd ingredients in crockpot
For the crowd version, spray crock pot with non-stick spray and transfer the sausage mixture to the crockpot.
cream cheese in crockpot covered with spices - J Dub By Design
Add all other ingredients, put lid on crockpot, and turn heat to low. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.

For a little heat, use hot Jimmy Dean sausage instead of the mild.

Or you could use a combination of both mild and hot – You could also do the same with the rotel and/or green chilies.

Drop me a comment and let me know what you think of J Dub’s Queso for Crowd!

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