Saturday, April 24, 2010

White RO*TEL Dip

A spicy sausage dip made with Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, and Rotel tomatoes.

White RO*TEL Dip

This is another great dip for keeping your guests at bay while you cook out, for football night, your next party, or simply for movie night in with the family. We keep it warm in the crockpot and scoop out single servings into small custard bowls with white corn tortilla chips on the side. Use regular sausage, bump it up with a spicy version, substitute regular, cooked ground beef, or try it with small, cooked shrimp.

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Recipe: White RO*TEL Dip

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 10 min | Yield: About 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 pound of hot pork sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese
  • 2 cans of RO*TEL diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional Stir-ins: Chopped jalapeno, chopped green chilies, horseradish

Brown sausage and drain; set aside. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and microwave on low for a couple of minutes, until softened. Stir in the RO*TEL and sausage and microwave another couple of minutes on medium; stir. Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese, and any additional stir-ins; microwave another couple of minutes on medium until well mixed and thoroughly warmed through. Transfer to a small crockpot to keep warm, stirring occasionally. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.

Cook's Notes: You can also brown the sausage and then add everything to the crockpot and let it do the warming work - it just takes a bit longer to get hot, so I prefer to microwave it first.

Variation: Substitute cooked ground beef, or cooked and well drained shrimp, in place of the sausage. May also use Velveeta cheese instead of Monterey Jack.


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  1. gah that sounds good right now! Marking this one!

  2. That is a great twist. Thanks!
    Hope your weekend is going well.

  3. I want to eat an entire pot of that. WOW.

  4. YUM! I am going to have to try this. Sounds great!!

  5. Jimmy Dean sausage and some cheese? I am all over this one!!!

  6. I'll take it with the works. The chilis, horseradish...Where are my chips?! Cheers!

  7. Stopping by from SITS and I LOVE food blogs! This dip looks awesome. I think I might want to bathe in it. YUM.

  8. My bff makes this and people end up scraping the bottom of the dish with their fingers to get the last of it. Always gets devoured.

  9. Ooooh! I'll definitely be making this one. My husband loves cheese dip of any sort and I know that he'd adore this...truth be told, I would too. YUM!

  10. Hello Mary! Wonderful dip!
    By the way, I have an award for you over at Living the Gourmet!

  11. Wow, I love using the cream cheese instead of the velveeta...yum!

  12. What a neat twist on an old favorite!
    you asked about backgrounds - I use colored poster board from a craft store or use photobucket to change the background. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings ...Mary

  13. Hello! The dip looks so good! I did not know what Rotel was so I googled it! BBQ season is coming and this will be a perfect dip for appetizer for BBQ gathering! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  14. OH Yummmmm!! That looks so GOOD!! Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my SITS day!

  15. I love rotel but haven't tried the normal dip with cream cheese instead of velveeta. It really looks good!

  16. OMG! So I made this dip this past weekend for the boxing match...This dip is like 1000 times better than the version with velveeta...I had one guest that sat right beside the dip the entire night. The only thing I did different was using Jenny-O ground turkey with the taco seasoning....Someone ate it the next morning for breakfast...It was great!

  17. Stopping by from SITS and I'm glad I did, this looks like a great recipe! Plus I'm glad to find another Southern blogger-- seems like there aren't too many of us. I'm in SC myself :)

  18. YUMMY, this would have been a perfect appetizer entry for the "Real Women of Philadelphia" (RWoP) recipe contest that Paula Deen and Kraft (for Philadelphia Cream Cheese) had going on! Were you are part of that? If not, check it out...

    There are soooo many awesome in that RWoP community!
    I am to try to the RWoP URL because the last time I tried, it did not work. so please just copy and paste with the quotes, and you will find that site easily.

  19. I made this tonite & it was really more like "pink" Ro*tel Dip. BUT OMG it was delish!!!! So much better than with Velveeta! I had to use pepper jack cheese b/c couldnt find just plain monterey jack cheese at the grocery (small town). I really love the white queso dip at mexican restaurants & I thought I loved the original Ro*tel dip, but this is like a combo of both. My new favorite dip! Thank you Mary!

    1. LOL that is true, it's a little pink isn't it?! You're welcome Michelle - glad y'all enjoyed it!

    Mary, This is the second recipe I have tried of yours, and again, it is phenomenal! I made this white ro'tel dip with spicy Jimmy Dean sausage for a night with the guys, and brought along some tortilla chips. LIke you suggested, I put it in a crock pot, and the fella's have re-named it 'crack dip' because it is so addicting. For the first time, the dip beat out the wings that we normally get from a local place. I am definitely making this recipe again, and I thank you for sharing.

    1. It is a little bit addictive isn't it? :) Glad the fellas enjoyed it & thanks for taking the time to pop back by and let me know Justin!!


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