Our Favorite Rotel Recipes

From party dips to casseroles, a can of Rotel can go a long way with these recipes.

Rotel Dip
Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Rotel is one of the best pantry staples for spicing up a Mexican casserole, adding color to cheese dip, or topping tacos. A can of tomatoes with green chiles is so versatile, and we're forever thankful that it saves us the time we'd spend chopping. Fresh produce is always our first choice, but canned veggies like Rotel are a massive help on busy weeknights. 

Rotel is one of the best additions to game day dips, and it makes prep so much easier. Although you probably associate it with cheesy dips, it also has a spot in plenty of Southwestern dinner recipes. With recipes like Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup, Sheet Pan Jambalaya, and our best-loved King Ranch Chicken Casserole, a can of Rotel might be your new dinner rescuer. Whether you're looking for an appetizer or a one-dish dinner recipe, kids and adults will love these Rotel recipes. From party dips to casseroles, a can of Rotel can go a long way with these recipes.

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Sheet Pan Jambalaya

Sheet Pan Jambalaya
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

This sheet pan supper is straightforward to toss together. In 35 minutes, this andouille sausage, onion, shrimp, and Creole seasoning dish is only made better by adding a can of Rotel. Use leftovers in a skillet-based egg dish.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
William Dickey

This creamy casserole is one of our most popular recipes. Tex-Mex flavor in a big batch will never disappoint at a potluck or casserole swap. This recipe easily doubles (or even triples) when cooking for a crowd.

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Mexican Lasagna

Ground Beef Recipes: Mexican Lasagna
Southern Living

This layered Mexican casserole has everything you crave in an easy one-dish recipe. Give your traditional lasagna a makeover by replacing noodles with corn tortillas and enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce. This dish will be a hit with both kids and adults.

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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup
Southern Living

This spicy broth is the perfect base for savory smoked chicken. Fresh toppings like cilantro, avocado, lime, and queso fresco add bright flavor. Combine these ingredients into one pot for a warm, hearty, and flavorful soup.

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Rotel Sausage Dip

Rotel Dip
Caitlin Bensel

This cheesy dip packs just the right amount of spice. Rotel adds the perfect blend of chiles into this cheese and sausage dip. Remember to change your slow cooker to the WARM setting after the cheese melts, so it does not continue to cook.

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Rotel Chicken Mexican Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole
Diana Rattray

With only six ingredients, this chicken casserole combines your favorite flavors into one hearty dinner. The entire family will love this cheesy dish, filled with Rotel, cheddar cheese, and chopped green chiles. Top with crushed tortilla chips for a crispy finish.

Check out 70 Football Party Food Recipes Made for Game Day for even more recipes.

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