Red Gold versus Rotel. The Queso dip challenge.

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It’s been well documented that I love Mexican food. And that I love dips. A Mexican dip ~ perfection, especially one without meat as so often people throw beef or sausage in Mexican dips {gross}.

So when Red Gold offered to send me the ingredients to the standard queso dip, I said sure! We took advantage of the NFL playoff weekends to make the queso dips. I won’t attempt to say they’re healthy, but the babies enjoy the fattiness as does their Mommy!

In case you’re searching for an easy & delicious dip to bring to your super bowl party Sunday night, or just like us, to enjoy sitting at home on a cold day, here’s my thoughts on this queso made two ways.

First up was the traditional staple queso dip, 16 oz Velveeta cheese & 1 can of Rotel tomatoes. I melted the combined ingredients in the microwave & served with Tostitos scoops. It was good. It was cheesy. There was a bit of a kick which we like & tomatoes which I really like. It was thick & really stuck to the chip. I had some on the side of a Whole Foods bean burrito & it was just as good on its own for a snack later on.

The following weekend, my parents were in town helping take care of RSV sick babies. We broke out the Red Gold tomatoes & Velveeta and made queso dip Saturday evening as warm comfort food appetizer. My parents hadn’t had this type of dip in a while & both really enjoyed it.

REd Gold & Velveeta, all ready to be microwaved into delicious queso dip.

Red Gold & Velveeta, all ready to be microwaved into delicious queso dip.

I made Jason aka the husband be more critical than his normal “it’s good”. He said he actually like the flavor of the Red Gold queso version better. I definitely agreed.

Red Godl & Velveeta Queso Dip

Red Gold & Velveeta Queso Dip

The can of Red Gold & green chilies was larger {16 oz vs 12 oz}. That meant more tomatoes & more green chilies per bite. A definite plus in my book as I love tomatoes & the flavor of the green chillies. It also made the dip a little runnier, less super-think which I liked. I didn’t think it was any ‘hotter’ though for those afraid of too much heat.

As someone who doesn’t really care who wins the game tomorrow night, I just say enjoy the food! Happy Super bowl weekend friends!

While I was sent the ingredients for both dips from Red Gold, I wasn’t otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts & opinions expressed are completely mine {& the husband’s} own.