Instant Pot Sausage Queso Dip—the classic Velveeta and Rotel dip with sausage made in the Instant Pot. A cheesy queso dip perfect for parties, game day and potlucks.
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Instant Pot Sausage Queso Dip
Since the first Christmas we were married Greg has been making Velveeta-Rotel dip. He used to make it with ground beef but has since switched it up to ground sausage for more flavor. It is just one of those recipes that you HAVE to make this time of year. Whether it’s for Christmas, New Years or football watching…it’s just a rule.
I made the dip in my 3 quart Instant Pot* and it was the perfect size. I left the sausage queso dip in the 3 quart pot on the warm setting and it was kept at the perfect temperature. Scoop a bit onto a plate and serve with chips and veggies (no double dipping people!). I was convinced that I would just have one more chip with dip over and over…this dip is addicting!
What is Rotel? Rotel is canned petite diced tomatoes with green chilis and spices. They have a little heat, but if you don’t like spice you can buy the mild variety. You can find them next to the canned tomatoes at your grocery store. If you want to make this dip and you don’t have Rotel, you can substitute salsa or a can of diced tomatoes and a can of green chiles.
What kind of sausage should I use? You can use ground breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, chorizo, or any other sausage that you like.
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Instant Pot Sausage Queso Dip
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 25 servings 1x
The classic Velveeta and Rotel dip with sausage made in the Instant Pot. A cheesy queso dip perfect for parties, game day and potlucks.
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1 (32 oz) container Velveeta cheese
- 2 (10 oz) cans Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
- Turn your Instant Pot sauté (more) setting. When display says HOT add in the sausage and break it up. Brown the sausage for 5 minutes. Then drain off the grease.
- Turn Instant Pot to the slow cooker setting (more). Cube the Velveeta and add it into the pot. Add in the Rotel. Cover Instant Pot and let the cheese melt and get warm for about 15-20 minutes. Then remove the lid and stir.
- Add in as much milk as needed to get dip to your desired consistency. Cover and let warm through for another 10 minutes.
- Turn Instant Pot to warm setting to keep dip warm. Serve with tortilla chips and/or raw veggies.
- Category: Dip
- Method: Instant Pot/Slow Cooker
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Chris Page says
This recipe is very similar to the one I usually make. Whenever I get the urge to have this, I normally cook up some spaghetti and use this as the sauce. I think you should try it.
Oh that sounds superb!
What a great recipe! I added a small can of corn and 8 ounces of cream cheese plus about 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Will be making it again for sure.
ohhh I love the addition of corn! great tip
Do you think you could freeze this? It’s just the 2 of us, but really want to try it.
Yes I think that would be fine!
I make this quite often and also add Philadelphia Cream Cheese as well as 10-12 ounces of corn.
yum and yum!
This was so simple to make, yet so satisfying to eat! Added an extra small can of chopped green chilies for some extra heat. It was perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Love green chilies! Good idea!
This also great over baked potatoes!
Yes it is!
Pat Johnson says
To add a creamy texture to the dip and really put this over the top in flavor, include 8 oz of Philadelphia cream cheese!!
A Texas tradition!!
OKAY!!!!! you talked me into it.
Kim B. says
Will come back with stars after I’ve made this version in IP. Been making this stuff for years as well, just not in IP. My husband makes a meal out of a plate of this over chips! Wanted to add that our friends make it with venison sausage & it is delicious that way too.
I bet that would be tasty! I am not a hunter so I never have venison
Kim B. says
Me neither, girl! I could NEVER kill those beautiful creatures. Glad I don’t have to watch what they do to chickens and cows, or I’d probably be a vegetarian.