3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Salsa Dip

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Salsa Dip

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 24 to 36 servings
Yield: 1 quart
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
41 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 to 36
Amount per serving
Calories 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 76mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This super easy dip is always a hit, and you only need three ingredients.. Take the dip along to a tailgating party, a home game-day gathering, office party, or any other event.

With only three ingredients it might seem almost too simple, but that makes it that much more versatile. Add chopped cilantro to this dip for extra flavor, and use your favorite salsa. Other possible additions include chopped fresh or canned chile peppers, chopped sautéed onions, hot sauce, or tomatoes with green chiles. Browned and well-drained lean ground beef is another popular addition, or make it with ground bulk sausage.

Serve this popular cheese dip right from the slow cooker with tortilla chips or corn chips for dipping. 


  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed

  • 1 (16-ounce) jar picante sauce, or salsa

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Salsa Dip ingredients

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  2. Place the cheese cubes and salsa in a slow cooker or crock pot. Cover and cook on high, stirring occasionally until the cheese cubes are melted and blended with the salsa, about 2 hours.

    salsa and cheese in a slow cooker

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  3. Stir in fresh chopped cilantro after the cheese has melted if desired. Serve hot, right from the slow cooker, with tortilla chips or corn chips or assorted crackers.

    3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Salsa Dip

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe can be varied by adding chopped chile peppers, Ro-Tel tomatoes instead of the salsa, a few dashes of hot sauce, or other additions.
  • Add a few tablespoons of finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers or milder poblano or Anaheim peppers along with the cubed cheese and salsa.
  • Add a small can (about 4 ounces) of chopped mild chile peppers along with the salsa and cheese.
  • Sauté 1/2 cup of finely chopped onions and bell peppers and add to the pot with the cheese and salsa.
  • Crumble lean ground beef or sausage into a large skillet and place it over medium heat; cook until the meat is no longer pink, stirring constantly. Add the meat to the slow cooker along with the cheese cubes and salsa.

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