Everyone’s Favorite Sausage Dip Recipe with Rotel

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Are you looking for a super simple appetizer that everyone will love? This Sausage Dip Recipe with Rotel is full of creamy spicy flavor and it is always one of the first appetizers to disappear.

Great for a weekend snack or perfect for game day. All you need are three simple ingredients to whip up this tasty dish. Certain to be the hit of the party!

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Don’t forget to grab some must-have dipping items (like chips and veggies) and you’ll have people raving over the flavor.

Make sure to check out my Beef Queso Dip Recipe for another hearty option that would be a great addition as well as this Southwest Corn Dip with Cream Cheese.

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Dare I say that appetizers can totally be a meal on their own? They’re fun to eat, they’re great for family get-togethers and parties, and they’re quick, too. Who wants to spend hours making something that’s going to get eaten in minutes?

No one will believe that this dip took just minutes to make. No one.

When everyone suddenly decides that they’re headed to your house to watch the football game, this easy appetizer is the perfect easy sausage dip recipe to whip up!


  • Ground sausage
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • Cream cheese
rotel dip ingredients

Prepare the Sausage Rotel Dip

Start by cooking the ground sausage. Add it to a large skillet on the stove and cook over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage all the way through and drain off any excess grease.

Once the sausage is cooked thoroughly, add in the cream cheese (make sure that you use full-fat cream cheese) and the can of Rotel and stir until combined well.

Sausage dip in pan

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with chips, veggies, or crackers.

rotel sausage dip with chip

Alternate Cooking Option for Rotel Sausage Dip Recipe

You can also use your slow cooker for this dip! You’ll still need to brown the sausage in a skillet first and drain off the excess fat but once the sausage is cooked all the way through, you can add that and the rest of the ingredients into a small slow cooker and have it on low. Stir until it’s mixed together well.

The benefit of adding everything to a slow cooker is that you can leave it in there and keep it warm while everyone dips and enjoys it!

Sausage dip with Rotel


Since this Rotel dip recipe is so easy to make, that leaves a lot of room for adding in different ingredients and changing it up.

Feel free to make it spicy by adding in some salsa or diced jalapenos. (You can also add this to your own individual bowl so that the whole recipe doesn’t have to be spicy.) If you like green chilies, those would be

If you want to cut out a bit of the fat content, you can easily make this using ground beef, ground chicken, or even ground turkey, too. Just add a few seasonings or salt to add more flavor.

A lot of people will add in a little bit of Velveeta cheese as well to make it creamier. If you’re looking for a real cheddar cheese flavor, you can add in a bit of shredded cheese, too. More cheese is the perfect way to get a cheesy dip!

Adding in a can of cream of mushroom soup adds some awesome flavor as well.

Change up the type of sausage that you use. Hot sausage adds a pop of spice and I love the way that spicy Italian sausage tastes. (Mild sausage is great, too!)

You can also add in a pack of taco seasoning to give it a punch of flavor!

What To Serve With Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

This all just depends on who you ask. (Some people will tell you that they literally eat this with a spoon!) I’m not here to judge you.

Some simple dipping items that would taste great with this queso dip are:

  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips

You can even add this as a topping on a sandwich, too! Just a little bit goes a long way but this would be an awesome flavor to add instead of regular cheese.

How to store leftover Sausage Rotel Dip

If you’re lucky enough to have some of this crowd favorite leftover, you can store it in an airtight container and enjoy it again!

You can reheat it easily in the microwave or put it back in the slow cooker and reheat it low and slow.

chips and sausage dip

No matter if you serve this for the big game or as a snack at birthday parties, this easy dip recipe is the way to go!

Print the Recipe

Love this simple party food recipe? Me, too! Grab the printable version below so that you can have it handy and ready at any point in time!

Sausage Dip Recipe with Rotel

5 from 1 vote
This sausage dip recipe is easy to make with just three simple ingredients!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 10


  • 1 lb Ground Sausage, cooked
  • 10 oz Can Rotel
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese


  • Add sausage to a large skillet.
  • Turn the stove to medium heat to cook sausage. Drain off fat if any.
  • Add in cream cheese and Rotel and stir until well combined. Or add to a small slow cooker with cooked sausage and stir together on low.
  • Transfer to a serving dish or turn slow cooker to warm.


Try this dip with chips, veggies or even pretzels. It goes with practically everything.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 224kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 560mg, Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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