Friday, December 28, 2018

Shrimp Rotel Dip

The classic Rotel Queso Dip, but made with sausage and shrimp!
The classic Rotel Queso Dip, but made with sausage and shrimp!

Shrimp Rotel Dip

This is a variation of the classic and ever-popular Rotel Queso Dip, with the addition of shrimp and often ground beef, though ground turkey, pork or sausage or even a combination works well too. I personally love it with breakfast sausage the most, over them all!

Most recipes use a larger shrimp, sometimes whole, sometimes chopped up, but I find the small salad sized shrimp to be a perfect choice. There are lots of them in a pound and they're just the right chip size.

It's a fabulous dip option for your New Year's Eve gathering, any party or gathering, or for that big game coming up. You'll want to keep this warm in a small crockpot or buffet server and serve it with some good quality tortilla chips or nice sturdy crackers.

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Shrimp Rotel Dip

Shrimp Rotel Dip

Yield: About 8 to 10 servings
Author: Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min
The classic and well-loved Rotel Queso Dip, but made with sausage and shrimp!


  • 1 pound raw peeled salad shrimp (150+ count)
  • 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
  • 1 pound raw breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
  • 2 cans mild or original diced tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel), drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1 pound original Velveeta or American cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, optional
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Toss shrimp with Creole or Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, and garlic and onion powder; set aside.
  2. Brown sausage, drain and return to skillet.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, green chilies and cubed Velveeta, cover and cook on medium low until cheese is melted, stirring several times.
  4. Stir in shrimp, cover and cook until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent, about 5 minutes. stirring several times. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Hold dip over very low heat, stirring occasionally, or transfer to a small crockpot or buffet server on warm or low. Top with shredded cheese, if desired; cover and let cheese melt.
  6. Lay out a bed of tortilla chips and pour dip over top for nachos, or serve as a dip with tortilla chips or sturdy crackers.


For extra creaminess, stir in a can of cream of shrimp or mushroom soup. May substitute ground beef, ground sausage, turkey or pork, or any combination for the breakfast sausage. Substitute crawfish or crab. Substitute chopped pickled jalapeno in place of the green chilies for more fire. May also omit shrimp and substitute chopped fajita steak, turkey or cooked leftover or canned chicken.

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