Mexican cheese dip, queso, Rotel® dip or queso fresco dip….call it what you want, this time of year as we gather around the television to cheer on our favorite football team, you will want to have a great recipe for Mexican cheese dip in your back pocket.
After the holidays our family tries to cut back on all the extravagant food choices but by the time the Super Bowl rolls around we have another standing tradition. Wings and Mexican cheese dip are always served for the “special” game. Since our favorite Kansas City Chiefs are in the playoffs, we may have to break tradition and celebrate with tailgate treats earlier this year.
I do believe I have tested literally hundreds of variations of this dip in my career. At one point, we resorted to going to a local restaurant and purchasing their signature dip for our parties and family gatherings. The $$ and the fact that I knew I could make this at home and get a lot more bang for my buck caused me to revisit age old recipes.
This is the one that I have settled on as the best. It goes together fast enough and makes enough for a large crowd. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, the possibilities are endless. Baked potato toppings, nachos, sauce for enchiladas or burritos. It becomes a win/win/win, especially if our KC Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl!
1 pound Velveeta® cheese regular or queso variety, cut into cubes
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cans (10 oz. each) diced tomatoes and green chilies such as Rotel®
½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 chicken bouillon cubes
½ cup milk
¼ to ½ pickled jalapeños, chopped
½ to 1 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped, optional
Green onions or chives, chopped for garnish, optional
Tortilla chips, corn chips or fresh vegetables for serving
Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended. Turn slow cooker to low or warm to keep dip for serving. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.