Good afternoon! Wow, I guess today is all about Scott. I sure didn’t do a very good job at planning there. Did you guys enjoy his blogging debut this morning? His own notes at the end certainly made me chuckle.
Since I’ve known him, Scott has been making a version of his famous queso dip for dinner parties and get togethers. Usually paired with his healthy homemade salsa, we would often bring the two dips (crock pot and all) to family gatherings in Florida. Our families and friends love them both!
The salsa is considered light and healthy, and the queso… well… it’s not. I’m not going to lie, it’s actually quite indulgent.
That said, it’s delicious and a great (and easy) appetizer to throw together that is sure to please any crowd.
As promised a couple weeks ago, I am sharing what exactly that recipe is today! Just like his salsa, he still experiments with the ingredients from time to time, but here is what the last and most consistent batch looked like.
Very similar to the suggested recipe on the Velveeta package, Scott used that as the base and tweaked it with a couple of his own additions.
1 box (16 oz.) Velveeta cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, preferably Philadelphia (I suggest light)
1 can (10 oz.) Habenero (HOT) Ro-tel tomatoes
1 can (10 oz.) Mexican Lime & Cilantro Ro-tel tomatoes
Feel free to substitute regular or mild cans of Ro-tel to tone down the spice!
3/4 of a (10 oz.) block of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 (3 oz.) bag real bacon bites pieces (we use Oscar Mayer brand)
1. Cube the cheese and gather ingredients.
2. Thaw spinach. Check out these great tips on how-to do this if you’re unsure about the best way to do so.
3. Throw all ingredients into a crock pot on Low if you are not around to watch it, High if you need the dip quickly.
4. Once all the ingredients start melting together, mix thoroughly and often.
5. Switch to Low heat and keep warm!
Serve with a side of tortilla chips (I like blue corn), pita chips, or pita bread.
This dip is perfect for a game day, pot luck dinners, and holiday gatherings (to hold guests over before the meal).
I hope you liked this recipe. It’s time to get out the door with my mom and show her around the area. Have a great rest of your Tuesday!
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
Thank you so mich for the recipe! I was lookingo forward to it since you teased us in a previous post! Might hold back on the habaneros though! 🙂
Hehe, so glad to know you enjoyed it. Let me know how it goes if you end up giving it a try! Also, you can easily cut out the spice by getting the mild can of Ro-tel tomatoes 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Ah, when I was a kid, I LOVED Tostitos cheese dip, haha! It was a special snack I would have with my dad on holidays or big football games, etc.! Of course now, haha don’t eat dairy (or anything like that), but this reminded me so much of those good memories! 😛
Aw, it’s funny how certain foods can bring us right back to childhood memories!
That looks amazing! Velvetta is something they do not sell in Australia. I never realized how much I loved cheese dip, until I couldn’t get it anymore. I will never put cream cheese in it. That sounds amazing. http://www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com
Oh man, that would be hard! Hopefully you can find plenty of avocados to make guacamole instead! 😉
Yes, we make guacamole all the time now.
<3 a good guac!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
My husband would be all about this! thanks for sharing!
Woo hoo! Let me know if you end up making it!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I wish I had this about a day sooner! 😉 We are having an appetizer night with our small group tonight, and this would’ve been perfect! I already got ingredients for a 7 layer dip, so I’m going to go with that. Next time this is happening though! Looks yummy!
Oh man… 7 layer dip is soooo good!
Kelly @ The Fit Skool
omg i love velveeta cheese, this recipe looks yummy!!
If you’re a fan of Velveeta, you would love it!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Texas is all about queso and chips! Thanks for the recipe.
I heart Texas. <3
Courtney @ Alkeks Abroad
Anything with spinach in it is healthy in my book 🙂
Add sausage crumbles! SO GOOD!
I’m sure he would love that!