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Vegan Rotel Cheese Dip

By Chuck Underwood @brandnewvegan

Nothing fancy here today – just a copy of one of my favorite dips growing up – especially when Football was concerned – the infamous

Vegan Rotel Cheese Dip. 

vegan hotel cheese dip

In case you’ve never heard of it – back in the day we would melt an entire block of Velveeta Cheese in a slow cooker, then add a can of Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles, and then add in a pound of cooked spicy sausage.

And we wonder why we’re so unhealthy.  

Did you know Velveeta’s not even really Cheese???!?  Seriously – it says so right on the box.  It says it’s a “Pasteurized Cheese Food Product“…..Yeah………. {ahem}……yummy right?

I know I know , but we are LEARNING right?  We’re slowly getting there……however there one thing about that dip that I’ll never forget…

It DID taste amazing….so I thought with the big game coming up I’d try and recreate it..

..only make it a tad bit healthier  🙂

Vegan Rotel Cheese Sauce

vegan rotel cheese dip

Vegan Rotel Cheese Dip | Brand New Vegan

There’s very few instructions to make this dip.

  1. Make a batch of my Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce
  2. After blending, add it to a pot or crockpot
  3. Stir in a can of undrained Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  4. Add any additional garnishes….  cherry tomatoes, jalapeños, green onion, cilantro, etc.
  5. In THIS photo I also added a batch of my Cauliflower Sausage.  I’m not sure I’m going to recommend doing that so I’ll leave it completely up to you.  While it DOES taste REALLY,  REALLY, GOOD……  it tuns the bright yellow/orange cheese into a brown, murky looking pot of….stuff.    TASTE AMAZING – looks horrible.  Up to you.  🙂

Enjoy the dip and enjoy the game.

Love the questions and comments – keep ’em coming.


Vegan Rotel Cheese Dip

Vegan Rotel Cheese Dip

A spicy blend of carrots, potatoes, Rotel Tomatoes, and spices that blend together to make the creamiest Cheese Dip Substitute you’ve ever seen.  

  • 1 batch Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce (recipe link in notes)
  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chiles


  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Jalapeños
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Cauliflower Sausage (recipe link in notes)
  1. Prepare Cheese Sauce per recipe instructions

  2. After blending, pour Cheese Sauce into a pot or crockpot

  3. Stir in Rotel Tomatoes and any of the garnishes

Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce

Cauliflower Sausage Recipe

vegan rotel cheese dip pin

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