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Easy Keto Rotel Dip Recipe With Only A Few Ingredients

Everyone loves chips and dip, but not all chips and dip are keto-friendly. Treat yourself to your favorite classic snack without the guilt thanks to this delectably easy Keto Rotel Dip recipe!

White bowl full of keto rotel dip with a bowl of keto chips in the background.

Meaty, creamy, spicy, and rich, there is nothing quite like this luscious dip! It is a celebration of Tex-Mex flavors with so much satisfying texture. You will want to dive right into this creamy dip, and you can because it’s amazingly low-carb and keto-friendly!

This easy recipe for Keto Rotel Dip is exactly what you have been waiting for! It is flavorful, filling, and a great easy appetizer for any occasion. This dip will bring low-carb love to your weekday dinner, parties, and more because anytime is a great time for chips and dip!

You will adore how effortless this flavor is. From start to finish, this dip only takes about a half hour to make and even less time for your party guests to devour! Plus it only takes a few simple ingredients to make.

If you like dip recipes, here are a few others to try after you try this cheesy dip

Overhead view of bowls filled with Rotel Dip ingredients

Ingredients You Need for Easy Dip Recipe

Lean Ground Beef: Beef gives texture and substance to this chunky yet delicious dip. It takes the dip from a snack to a really filling dish. 

Choosing the most lean beef available is paramount to making a great dip. Ground beef with higher fat content will render a lot of liquid fat when cooked, actually causing the beef to shrink. Lean ground beef has less fat, so you will retain more solid meat when working with lean beef. 

Rotel: Rotel is a brand of canned foods known for their diced tomatoes and peppers. One can of rotel tomato-pepper medley will take your flavors to whole new heights. For this recipe, choose Original Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chiles, or opt for the no-salt-added variety. 

Cream Cheese: This soft cheese makes a great base for decadent dips like this. Use your favorite brand of brick-style cream cheese. 

Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheeses: The authentic cheesy flavor in this recipe comes from shredded cheese. The combination of cheddar and Monterey jack gives this thick dip a more natural flavor than your typical Rotel dip. Grab bags of pre-shredded cheese or grate some fresh for this dish.

Heavy Cream: All of the dairy elements in this dish make it wonderfully thick, but it needs a little liquid to give it the perfect dipping texture. Heavy cream has a high-fat content and luscious flavor that jives well with the bold cheesy ingredients in this snack. 

Almond Milk: This is the final flavorful touch. Almond milk helps thin the dip out, but if you prefer you can use all heavy cream or whole milk instead. 

Overhead view of rotel dip cooking in skillet

How to Make Easy Keto Rotel Dip

  1. On the stovetop, in a large skillet cook the ground beef until it’s done. Drain the fat.
  2. Add the Rotel, cheddar, Monterey jack, heavy cream, and almond milk. Stir well.
  3. Once the cheese is melted, add the cream cheese. Stir until all ingredients are creamy and fully combined.    
  4. Serve immediately, while the dip is hot, or optionally, move the dip to a slow cooker to keep it warm longer.

Cheesy Rotel Dip Expert Tips

Do not forget to drain the liquid fat after browning the beef. Excess fat makes the dip greasy and unsatisfying. 

The original recipe uses a dash of almond milk to help thin out the thick, creamy dip. However, if you have a nut allergy just trade the almond for soy, lactose-free milk, or whole milk. 

Extra Tasty Variations For This Easy Rotel Dip Recipe

Nut-Free: If you are cooking for someone with a nut allergy, swap the almond milk for whole milk or lactose-free milk. 

Meaty Mix: Swap the ground beef for ground turkey or ground chicken for a tasty twist! Or try spicy sausage to add extra flavor and put a twist on rotel sausage dip.

Extra Spicy: If you love a little heat in everything you eat, try stirring in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce or a few tablespoons of minced hot peppers or extra green chilies.

Rotel Twist: Rotel makes a range of diced tomato and chile products, including Fire Roasted and Mexican-style. Swap the classic Rotel for one of these tasty versions to amp up the peppery flavor in this recipe. 

Overhead view of a white bowl full of keto rotel dip with parsley laying around it.

Serving Ideas

Keto Rotel Dip like any warm dips is great for game day parties! Serve this at your next big bash. You can take it off the stove right before the party and let it cool down naturally or transfer it to a slow cooker on the warm setting which can hold it warm all day long. You can also make it in the crock pot (mini crockpot works best for a single batch) but you will still have to cook the beef first.

No matter which way you serve it, be sure to have plenty of delicious low-carb dippables on hand. Keto tortilla chips are an excellent choice or try serving it with fresh veggies for dunking. 

Another delicious way to enjoy this dip is to not dip in it all! Try something new, by spreading this sensational stuff on your next taco, burrito, or wrap. It’s like a cheesy sauce explosion in every bite!

If you want to dress up the tip, you can top it with sour cream and green onions or chopped parsley. 

Storing Suggestions

Storing Rotel Dip is easy! First, allow it to cool completely, and then move it to an airtight container. This dip can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

To reheat the dip you can move to a microwave safe container and heat or bake it until it is warm and melty throughout. Another great way is to put the cold dip in the slow cooker and let the appliance slowly heat it back up. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I Use Velveeta Cheese Instead of Cheddar?

A: Using Velveeta or cheese substitutes is not advised. The natural cheddar makes this dip exceptionally smooth, rich, and naturally flavored and it helps keep carbs low. If you are not worried about carbs then you could use it if you wanted.

Q: Is This a Baked Dip?

A: No, this dip is cooked to melty, cheesy perfection on the stove top. You can also prepare the dip on the stove and then transfer it to a slow cooker for serving. 

Q: Can I Make This Dip the Day Before?

A: Yes! Keto Rotel Dip is the perfect recipe to prepare in advance. Cook the dip as directed, cool it, and store it in the fridge for up to a day. About an hour before serving, transfer the dip to a slow cooker. The dip will come to temperature and stay warm throughout your whole party. 

White bowl full of keto rotel dip with a bowl of keto chips in the background.

Easy Keto Rotel Dip

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of our delectable Keto Rotel Dip, specially crafted for your low-carb lifestyle. With just a handful of effortless ingredients, you can savor a scrumptious snack without sacrificing your health objectives. Give it a try and experience firsthand the sheer satisfaction and guilt-free delight it brings!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 418 kcal


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Real Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Almond Milk
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream


  • Cook the ground beef in a pan until done. Remove fat in pan after complete and drain.
  • When the beef is cooked add in the cheese, Rotel, and almond milk
  • When the cheese is melted, add in the 8oz of cream cheese
  • Stir until all ingredients are combined and creamy
  • When done, move it to a crock pot to and keep the heat on warm or serve while hot.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 3g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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