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Instant Pot Queso is such an easy Instant Pot dip that you can make and serve up for game day parties, holiday appetizers, or any other occasion. Give this Instant Pot cheese dip a try today.

Instant Pot Queso dip

Instant Pot Cheese Dip that has taco seasoning and Chili Fixin Rotel for added flavor that will make it the best queso cheese dip you have ever had.

Skip the slow cooker and whip up this quick queso dip recipe in a matter of minutes in your pressure cooker.

Also, try my spinach artichoke dip as well made in the pressure cooker.

Why Make This Queso In Instant Pot

Why make Instant Pot Queso? Well, if you love cheese dip, this is the ultimate cheesy delight that will tickle those taste buds in an incredible way.

My husband loved it, and I actually liked it too! I normally don’t love queso dip, but this version stands out from any other recipe I have ever made.

How Do You Make Instant Pot Queso Dip

Step 1: Start by sauteing your ground beef in your Instant Pot. Then mix in the taco seasoning and chili fixin’ Rotel.

Step 2: Stir well, toss in the cheese and set it to cook for 5 minutes!

Step 3: Then quick release and mix up the cheese until all the cheese is melted and creamy.

Instant Pot Dip

What To Serve With Queso Cheese Dip

  • Tortilla Chips or Corn Chips
  • Baguettes
  • Crisp veggies (peppers, cucumbers, etc)
  • Pretzels
  • Top tacos or burritos with cheese dip
  • Pieces of French Bread

There are so many ways to serve up this queso cheese dip.

Whether you are wanting something for Cinco de mayo or your Christmas holiday party, this dip fits the bill for all occasions. No one ever says no to cheese sauce dip.

What Is Chili Fixin’ Rotel

This Rotel is my secret weapon. It has a chili seasoning base and adds tons of flavor to this Rotel cheese dip recipe.

Now, if you can’t find the Chili Fixin’s you can use regular Rotel and then add in a teaspoon of chili powder, and it will offer a similar flavor to the Rotel dip.

Can I Make Mexican Queso Without The Instant Pot

Slow Cooker Queso Dip

Cook ground beef on the stove, crumbled until no longer pink. Add to the slow cooker along with cheese, seasoning, and Rotel.

Mix and then turn on low and cook for 3-4 hours or high 1-2 hours. Stir in between to help incorporate the dip.

Stove Top Queso Dip

Cook ground beef until no longer pink. Then turn heat to low and add in your other ingredients and stir often until it is fully melted. Then serve how you would like.

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What Size Instant Pot Did I Use For Instant Pot Velveeta Rotel Dip

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for this dip. Now, you could use a 3 quart and I think you still would have room.

And if you wanted to double this recipe in the 6 or 8 quart you sure could, you would have room.

Want More Dip Recipes

  • Smoked Salmon Dip | A cold salmon dip that is creamy, and loaded with rich seafood flavor. A great appetizer dip to serve at parties.
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip | Here is an oven buffalo chicken dip recipe that kicks up some eat from the buffalo sauce. Cheesy, and delightful.
  • Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip | A copycat version of Applebee’s famous dip. Cheesy beyond and downright addictive.
  • BLT Dip | A cold BLT dip that gives you creamy bacon, lettuce, and tomato flavor. This is such an easy dip to whip up for entertaining.
  • Bacon Cream Cheese Dip | So easy to make and a nice hot cheese that is great for dipping bread, pretzels, and more.
  • Crab Dip | If you enjoy seafood try this crab dip. It is so easy to make and great for serving a crowd.

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How To Store Leftover Cheese Dip

Place any leftover dip you have and store it in the fridge for up to three days. Then warm up in the microwave or opt for the stove for a slow reheat.

Can I Leave The Meat Out Of This Instant Pot Cheese Dip

Yes, leave the ground beef out if you would like. It will still be a flavorful dip without the meat in it. Just skip the saute setting since you don’t need to cook the meat.

I have also used sausage for this as well and it tasted good. We just prefer beef in ours.

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Instant Pot Dip

Instant Pot Queso

Yield: 15 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Queso is such an easy Instant Pot dip that you can make and serve up for game day parties, holiday appetizers, or any other occasion. Instant Pot Cheese Dip that has taco seasoning and Chili Fixin Rotel for added flavor that will make it the best queso cheese dip you have ever had.


Tools Needed

Queso Ingredients

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 can Rotel Chili Fixin
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning (I used Ortega original)
  • 32 oz of diced Velveeta cheese


  1. Turn your pressure cooker to saute and cook your beef with the oil. Make sure to scrape the bottom good to prevent sticking so you don't get a burn notice when you cook.
  2. Once the beef is no longer pink and fully cooked, add in your seasoning and Rotel and mix well.
  3. Toss the diced Velveeta cheese on top, do not stir. The Velveeta needs to stay on top, or it will give burn notice.
  4. Place lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to sealing. Pressure cook for 5 minutes, with a quick-release once completed.
  5. Stir the mixture until cheese is melted, and then serve immediately!


Ninja Foodi Queso Dip

You will follow the same directions as the Instant Pot, just use the pressure cooker lid and not the crisping lid.

  • If you can't find Chili Fixin' Rotel use regular Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilis) and add in a tablespoon of chili powder.
  • Velveeta cheese is a must for this recipe. You can't swap it out.
  • If you want leave the ground beef out and do a meatless queso dip.
  • You can use homemade taco seasoning to replace of store-bought

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1248mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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