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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5 from 1 vote

Amazing Tailgate Appetizer - Texas Cheese Dip

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 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 1/4 tsp


  • Brown ground chuck and sausage in large skillet. Drain well.
  • In crockpot, add rotel, soup, cheese (cubed in small pieces), and pepper
  • Add ground chuck and sausage
  • Heat on low setting until cheese is completely melted. Stir occasionally to keep it from clumping
  • Serve with tortilla chips or scoops
  • 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 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, 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 [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

9 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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