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2-Ingredient Velveeta Queso

This EASY 2-ingredient Velveeta queso is the perfect last minute dip that’s easily made in the microwave or crockpot. It’s great for a crowd and tastes super creamy and delicious. 

Bowl of Velveeta queso served with tortilla chips.
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Easy Velveeta Queso

I’m no stranger to Mexican appetizers, especially chips and dip. Two of my favorite dips are salsa and queso, and this Velveeta queso tastes like a combination of both. It’s made with Velveeta cheese and diced tomatoes and tastes amazing served with fresh tortilla chips.

This is one of those recipes that is nice to have in your back pocket. All you need are 2 simple ingredients. It’s super creamy and yummy! Perfect for when you need a super last minute EASY appetizer (or late night snack).

This recipe is easy to cut in half and easy to double for a crowd. It’s perfect for game day or to add to a nacho bar when hosting a dinner party. We love serving it with my 7 layer dip.

Another thing that makes it great is that it can be made in either the microwave or slow cooker – two of the easiest cooking methods out there, in my opinion! So simple and delicious.

How to make queso with velveeta.

2 Simple Ingredients

  • Velveeta cheese
  • RO*TEL

How to make Queso with Velveeta

Microwave method: Place Velveeta cubes and diced tomatoes in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes, then stir and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until smooth. Transfer to a crockpot and keep on warm setting until ready to serve.

Crockpot method: Place Velveeta cubes and diced tomatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cook on low for 1-2 hours, or until the dip is smooth. Turn to keep warm setting until ready to serve.

Dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of Velveeta queso dip.

Tips + Variations

  • Cook up 1/2 pound of hot breakfast sausage until brown and then add into the queso like I did in this sausage cream cheese Rotel dip.
  • Add in 1 chopped jalapeno for extra spice.
  • Dice 1 red bell pepper and 1/2 an onion. Saute in 1 Tablespoon oil and add in once they are cooked and tender.
  • Use the mild RO*TEL if you don’t like much spice.
  • Use half the can of tomatoes if you don’t prefer tomatoes.
  • Move to a slow cooker and keep on warm until ready to serve. Make sure to give it a good stir before serving.
  • Add a little heavy cream if you want to thin it out.
  • Use the Velveeta queso blanco for a variation.
Velveeta queso dip in white bowl with tortilla chips.

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Velveeta Queso

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This EASY 2-ingredient Velveeta queso is the perfect last minute dip that's easily made in the microwave or crockpot. It's great for a crowd and tastes super creamy and delicious. 
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 8


  • 16 ounce package Velveeta
  • 10 ounce can RO*TEL

Optional mix in's: 1/2 pound cooked breakfast sausage, sautéed bell peppers and onions, jalapenos


    • Cube Velveeta into a microwavable bowl. Add in the can of RO*TEL. Microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and then cook 1-2 more minutes or until smooth. Alternatively place in a slow cooker and cook on low for 1-2 hours or until smooth.
    • Add in optional mix in's if desired.
    • Store in slow cooker on the warm setting until ready to serve.


    Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Mexican

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