Nacho Cheese Dip

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Easy Nacho Cheese Dip is spicy, gooey and comes together in just two simple ingredients! The perfect party dip, game day appetizer, or Friday night snack fix.

Easy Nacho Cheese Dip in a bowl with Tortilla Chips on the side.

Easy Nacho Cheese Dip

This Nacho Cheese Dip is one of the easiest recipes we have! The recipe card is short and sweet: creamy Velveeta cheese and spicy diced tomatoes mix together to become the best dip ever! Tortilla chips, carrots, broccoli, bread sticks, just about anything tastes better dipped in creamy cheese sauce. It’s the perfect staple at every super bowl game party, New Year’s Eve gathering, family game night or just when you’re feeling the munchies coming on. Our kids love to eat this with a big pile of veggies to dip. In fact, it’s a delicious way to get your children to eat more of those good-for-you foods. No need for fancy ingredients to make a delicious cheese dip. Try this simple recipe and you’ll have the perfect party dip.

Suggestions for Nacho Cheese Dip

  • For a heartier version of this cheese dip, cook up some ground Italian sausage or ground beef, pat off excess grease and stir in after the cheese is melted.
  • You could also add diced chicken, ham, bacon, or sliced summer sausage for extra protein.
  • The secret to this sauce’s spiciness is using a can of Rotel tomatoes with green chiles. If you prefer a little less of a kick, use a can of diced tomatoes without the green chiles.
  • For more spice, add a dash or two of hot sauce into the mixture.
  • You can quickly make this sauce in the microwave, stirring every 2-3 minutes until fully melted. Or you can toss it all in the Crock pot and let it melt slowly on low. It stays nice and warm for all night parties.
  • Serve this dip along with a tray of carrots, pea pods, broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks and red pepper slices for a healthier snack. Of course, a pile of tortilla chips tastes absolutely delicious too!
  • Top your bowl of nacho cheese dip with sour cream, diced onions, cilantro, green onion or guacamole. There is no wrong way to serve this cheesy bowl of goodness. This recipe makes the very best plate of nachos in a snap!
  • To reheat leftovers, simply microwave on high for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid hot spots.
How should I store leftovers?

Keep any leftover cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’ll stay good in the fridge for up to five days.

How do I reheat Nacho cheese dip?

To keep a creamy consistency and texture, whisk leftovers in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove until it’s heated through but doesn’t boil. You can also reheat in the crockpot the next day.

What kind of cheese is best?

Any flavor of Velveeta cheese works! Sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey jack, etc. Velveeta is the perfect melting cheese for this recipe.

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Easy Nacho Cheese Dip in a bowl with Tortilla Chips on the side.

Nacho Cheese Dip

5 from 3 votes
This Nacho Cheese Dip is spicy, gooey and comes together in just two simple ingredients! The perfect party dip, game day appetizer, or Friday night snack fix.

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 6



  • Slice the cheese into cubes and put in a large bowl. 
  • Pour in entire can of Rotel Tomatoes. 
  • Melt in microwave on high, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes until fully melted.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 1206mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 825IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 455mgIron: 0.8mg

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Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum yum yum! Wish I’d had this for superbowl Sunday! Looks like I’m just going to have to make some for myself to enjoy this afternoon…by myself… haha!

  2. 1 lb. hamburger
    1 lb.velveeta cheese
    1 can rotel tomatoes
    1 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

    this is how i use velveeta for my dip.