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
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
Check out my take on the popular rotel dip. Cream cheese and sausage are my secrets to taking this dip from ordinary to extraordinary!
- 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
- 6 cloves garlic, 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
- Cook sausage until crumbly and no longer pink.
- Add in chopped onion and saute until translucent.
- While sausage is cooking, grease crockpot with non-stick spray.
- Add blocks of cream cheese, rotel, and velveeta.
- Top the cheeses with cooked sausage and onion mixture.
- Put the lid on crockpot and heat on low until everything has melted.
- Stir frequently to prevent cheeses from sticking.
- Once cheese has melted, add your spices. If you are sure about the spice amount, you can add them at the beginning as well.
- When ready to serve, transfer the dip to a chafing dish or serve straight out of crock pot.
Cooking in Cast Iron Skillet
- Brown Sausage and drain, set aside
- Saute onion in same skillet until translucent.
- Add chopped garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
- Stir in rotel and green chilies.
- Add spices and mix thoroughly.
- Cube cheeses and add them into the skillet.
- Stir as the cheese melts.
- Remove from skillet and place in storage container in fridge overnight.
- Pour mixture into cast iron skillet and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly, usually 20-25 minutes.
- Serve straight from the cast iron dish.
- For one recipe of this dip, use 1 pound of sausage, 1 package of cream cheese, 1 can green chilis, 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, 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
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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David WilliamsAugust 25, 2020 9:21 pm
This is definitely one of my favorites. Unfortunately, it also seems to be a favorite of all the guests at every party, so I have to make sure I hit the dip early before it’s all gone. Amazing!
BeckyJanuary 20, 2023 6:57 pm
Love your recipe! On my rotation list for years and will be making again for Super Bowl this year!
LauraFebruary 1, 2023 3:08 pm
I made it last weekend and plan to make it again for Super Bowl! It is a crowd pleaser for sure!
BarbaraFebruary 1, 2023 3:09 pm
I would give this dip 10 stars if I could!