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Who doesn’t love Crockpot Party Chili Con Queso?!

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

Alright, guys, this Crockpot Party Chili Con Queso is by far the most unhealthy thing I’ve ever posted on here and probably will remain the most unhealthy thing I will post on here until the end of time…but I am okay with that because I couldn’t live my life without sharing this absolutely delicious party-perfect recipe with you, my dear friends! 

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

There is this little “cheese” they like to call Velveeta…and we all, myself included, are so grossed out by the fact that it comes in a box and could pretty much never grow mold on it because it is THAT processed and THAT bad for you. Well, even though I am disgusted by it…I am from Texas and I grew up on that shit and I love it. It was NOT a party at my parent’s house growing up without a big crockpot of this queso and if you grew up in the South, you can probably relate. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Ground Beef and Sausage
  • White or Yellow Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Rotel
  • Velveeta Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
Crockpot Chili Con Queso

So yes, I am a healthy food blogger. But yes, I am a real person that eats fake shit on occasion. Sue me. This Crockpot Party Chili Con Queso is one of those recipes I do indulge in once a year and it usually falls around a big football game or kid’s birthday party.

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

So for all of you that aren’t partaking in a Whole30 Challenge and are living on the dark side this Superbowl Sunday– this one goes to you. Enjoy yourselves and don’t stress it…but don’t eat the whole thing because you might croak. haha. Just Kidding.. well, but really, I wouldn’t eat the whole thing. 

Ok. Bye. Go make some Queso! 😉

For a dairy-free queso, try this

Crockpot Chili Con Queso
5 from 16 votes

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

A deliciously meaty queso made in the crockpot and perfect for parties!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Hot Sausage I use Jimmy’s Brand, if kids are eating it use the Regular!
  • 1 small white or yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can original Rotel
  • 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa (I use Joe T's Medium Salsa for my exact recipe!)
  • One 32-oz package original Velveeta Cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • tortilla chips, for serving

Additional Options:

  • Lime juice
  • Fresh chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh chopped cilantro


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, sausage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of the spoon, until it is browned and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain off fat from the meat and place in a Crockpot.
  • Next, add the cream of mushroom soup, the Rotel, shredded cheese, salsa, and Velveeta. Stir, cover, and cook on low. See note for additional cooking tips.
  • Once its all melted and delicious, you can serve as it is or you can add some fresh cilantro, tomatoes and lime juice to jazz it up if you want!


Cooking Note: I need to give you guys a little lesson on the cooking of this queso because it can burn so darn easily. I like to set my crockpot to “warm” and just let it cook until the cheese is melted but it takes a little longer (like 1 hour). You can set it to its lowest “low” setting and it should be ready in closer to 30 minutes…but either way, keep an eye on your party queso! Once she burns she tastes awful. Here is my rule of thumb: once it’s ready and everyone is enjoying it and it is just sitting there to serve if it starts to bubble, I turn off the heat, then when it starts to look like its getting too cold and starting to solidify, I turn it back on warm… and I just keep doing that until the party is over. Off and “warm,” never let it bubble. Stir often and you’ll be golden!!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Photography and Styling by Jess Gaertner Creative.

Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because… It’s all about balance y’all!

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