Amazing Tailgate Appetizer Recipe – Texas Cheese Dip


I was looking through my grandmother’s recipes and I found one for a spicy sounding cheese dip named Texas Cheese Dip.  It was cut out from a magazine but I can’t tell which one so there is my disclaimer that I did not make this up.  I did however change several ingredients because I want it to be spicy, not burn everyone’s mouth off (though my husband would probably like it better that way).   So here is my slightly milder taste on a great SuperBowl or any Tailgate party Appetizer – Texas Cheese Dip. Plus its perfect for any type of family gathering if someone asks you to bring a dish. Its easy to make and transport if you have a great crockpot.  Even better if you have a Crock-Pot Travel Bag because you can just pop the crockpot in the bag and carry it over. 

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Amazing Tailgate Appetizer - Texas Cheese Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8-10
  • 1 lb roll breakfast sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Hickory)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 2 lb Velveeta cheese (recipe called for Mexican kind but I thought it would be too hot)
  • pepper to taste (I used ¼ tsp)
  1. Brown ground chuck and sausage in large skillet. Drain well.
  2. In crockpot, add rotel, soup, cheese (cubed in small pieces), and pepper
  3. Add ground chuck and sausage
  4. Heat on low setting until cheese is completely melted. Stir occasionally to keep it from clumping
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or scoops
  6. Also, I used this dip to cover a chili pie I made and it was delicious.

Here is the finished product.  I still thought it was a bit hot but the kids enjoyed it.  We ate the whole crockpot full during the BCS Championship game and people were asking for more.



Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 16, 8, and 5 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

8 thoughts on “Amazing Tailgate Appetizer Recipe – Texas Cheese Dip”

  1. I like the addition of cream of mushroom soup. I think that helps make the dip flow better. My son is like your husband – the hotter, the better! But then I couldn’t eat it! lol.

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