Rotel Sausage Dip

Classic crock pot party dip recipe made with Rotel tomatoes, sausage and cream cheese served with tortilla chips perfect for tailgating and game day!

This recipe has been around for a while. There are lots of different versions of and names for it. The name I once called it was The Prevatte Social Club Dip.

Kelley and Travis Prevatte are two old and very dear friends of mine. Way back before we all started getting settled into our grown-up lives with careers and babies, a group of old high school friends (Go Swansea Tigers!!! Wa-hoooooo!!!) and I spent many years hanging out together.

This was during that stage of our lives which fell after college but before mortgages, etc. when we still had a little piss and vinegar in our blood but no desire for da club scene or college bars.

Creamy Sausage Dip {Crock Pot}! Classic party dip recipe made with Rotel tomatoes, sausage and cream cheese served with tortilla chips perfect for tailgating and game day!

I have many, many amazing memories spent with this group of folks. We could usually be found down at the river, at the local watering hole or at Kelley and Travis’ house which we all referred to as The Prevatte Social Club.

Like many a Southern man, Travis had a “shop” out back which was really just a big free-standing garage with a few bay doors, a cement floor and a bathroom. Ever the hostess, Kelley eventually transformed Travis’ shop into a party pad complete with picnic tables, TV’s, twinkle lights, a sound system and a disco ball.

It was there that we’d gather to watch Carolina games and Nascar races and have everything from fish fries to birthday parties. We’d all bring food when we’d get together and everybody always wanted Kelley to make her dip which we eventually started calling The Prevatte Social Club Dip.

Rotel Sausage Dip! Classic crock pot party dip recipe made with Rotel tomatoes, sausage and cream cheese served with tortilla chips perfect for tailgating and game day!

And… Kelley, Travis, Amy, Patrick, Adrian, Chris, Steph, Russell, Amanda, Jennifer, Dale, Lex, Ken, Laurie (and Trent – RIP), if you’re reading this, know that I love ya and I miss ya and I think it’s time for a reunion!

This recipe was shared at the Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday!

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Yield: 10-12 Servings

Rotel Sausage Dip

prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins


  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 10-ounces cans diced tomatoes and green chilies (such as Rotel), well drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt


Brown sausage in a skillet until cooked through then drain fat. Add cooked sausage, cream cheese, diced tomatoes & green chilies, garlic and salt to a crock pot and heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Note: I sometimes add one bunch of green onions (chopped) and/or 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. You can really jazz this up however you like. You just about can’t go wrong with this one!

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  1. The first time I tried this dip was at a company Christmas party. Since then I've fixed it several times. Took it to a church supper ~ one of the men enjoyed it so much that he had his wife call me to get the recipe. Love it!

  2. Yum! My family would absolutely love this.

  3. My daughter had a recipe similar to this but it also calls 4 a can of white corn--its optional, but its very good!!

  4. The corn sounds good! I have made this adding a pkg of taco seasoning instead of the garlic salt. That kicks it up a notch also

    1. This sounds good!!!! Which Taco Seasoning did you use was it McCormrick

  5. About how much does this make? I want to know if I'll need to double the recipe to take to a party.

  6. Definitely double if you're taking this to a party! My little family can knock out a batch of this in 20 minutes!

  7. I've been making a similar version for years, but it calls for 1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage, 1 pound ground beef, a can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can Rotel and 1 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed. Brown and drain the meats, throw everything else together and throw it in the crock on low or warm. Everyone comments that it looks gross, but I've seen people run their finger around the crock pot to get the last bits!


  8. I have made this for over 20 years now. I also mix it up to put on top of baked potatoes not just as a dip. YUM

  9. My family loves this dip.....we call it 1 -2 -3 dip because we use 1 roll sausage, @ bricks cream cheese, and 3 cans of rotel. Definitely double if taking to a party, it will go quick!

  10. I like to use hamburger when im not in a sausage mood and a small brick of Velveeta.

  11. Too much salt when you use velveeta...for my taste....

  12. Have made this several times....love it!! And it's so easy to whip up!

  13. I absolutely love this dip! It is much better than the Velveeta version. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  14. I don't use GARLIC SALT I use GARLIC POWDER instead. The TACO SEASONING sounds great too. Another, you can add red kidney beans also. This recipe sounds great especially you can put it on BAKED POTATOES... Thank You keep the great recipes coming, I love to cook different things and my SHELTIE'S love my cooking...THEY ARE SERVICE DOGGIES. We have to watch what we eat that is why I don't use much salt..

  15. Thanks for this amazing dip. Do you have any nutrition information on this? I want to share this with my sister who has just finished the low carb 3 Day Military diet. It would be an ideal addition to her diet since this is quite a low carb dish, in my opinion. I think losing weight is important since there's a lot of risks involved when we are overweight including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, among many. If you need to lose the extra pounds, why not take a look at this excellent resource page: http://3daysmilitarydiet.com/effect/3-day-diet-menu.html

  16. Soooo good! I just made some for my Dad's birthday tonight, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. This dip sounds so delicious!
    Perfect for the upcoming holiday season!


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