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Ingredients for cheese dip in aluminum pan

Smoked Queso Dip (Rotel &Spicy Sausage)

Cheesy, spicy, meaty…This easy to make smoked queso dip is the perfect game day appetizer, everyone will rave about this dip & your hosting skills!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Type Smoked Side Dishes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 472kcal
Author Will
Cost 15


  • 32 oz Velveeta cheese
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean hot
  • 2 10oz cans RoTel
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 14.5 oz bag Tostino scoops
  • 2 jalapenos optional


  • Bring smoker up to 225°F and prepare cheese dip.
  • Cut cheese into 1 inch cubes and place in a 9"x13" aluminum pan.
  • Cook Jimmy Dean sausage in pan over medium high heat until cooked through. Drain fat and discard, add sausage to aluminum pan.
  • Dice 1 onion and 4 cloves of garlic. Saute onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes. Add to aluminum pan.
  • Add 2 cans of rotel to the aluminum pan, not drained.
  • Place aluminum pan in the smoker and smoke for 2 hours. Stir dip every 30 minutes to mix ingredients thoroughly.
  • Remove from smoker and plate in dip bowl. Top with chopped cilantro. Bust out the chips and ENJOY!


  • Use Rotel mild and Jimmy Dean regular if you DON'T want spice
  • When serving, top with chopped cilantro for a nice citrusy flavor
  • Add chopped jalapenos with the other ingredients for a spicier smoked queso


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1586mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 505mg | Iron: 1mg