How Long Does Velveeta Cheese Dip Last in the Fridge – We have the answer and some easy tips for storing Velveeta cheese dip.
No party is complete with the cheesy and spicy flavors of delicious Velveeta cheese dip, but when the party ends how long does this dip last in the fridge?
How Long Does Velveeta Cheese Dip Last in the Fridge?
Delicious Velveeta cheese dip is too good to waste. If you have leftovers of this creamy dip, don’t worry it’s very easy to store for next time!
The key to making this cheesy snack last is proper storage. Allow the Velveeta Cheese Dip to cool completely, transfer it to an airtight container (we love these glass containers with locking lids!), and move it to the fridge. Voilà!
When stored properly, Velveeta cheese dip can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If the Velveeta cheese dip has meat, like our favorite Rotel Dip, the best practice is to store it in the fridge for up to three days.
After 3-5 days in the fridge, the dip should be discarded. We have found after this time the consistency is not the same once reheated and always err on the side of caution.
To recap, Velveeta cheese dip without meat will last 5 days in the fridge, while Velveeta dip with meat is good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator when stored properly.
How to Reheat Refrigerated Velveeta Cheese Dip
One great thing about Velveeta cheese dip is that it is delicious even after time in the fridge. After chilling out, this tasty dip can be reheated and enjoyed again.
To reheat in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, move the leftover dip to the Crockpot or inner pot and give it a good stir. Set the slow cooker or Instant Pot to low and allow it to heat for 15 to 30 minutes, occasionally stirring, until thoroughly heated.
To reheat it in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F and transfer the dip into an oven-safe container. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until bubbling. Enjoy the dip while warm with your favorite dippers.
How Long Does Velveeta Cheese Dip Last in the Slow Cooker?
One thing that makes this dip perfect for parties is that it can be held at temperature in a slow cooker. This makes party serving both easy and safe!
Velveeta cheese dip is safe to serve in the slow cooker or Instant Pot for up to 4 hours. The ideal temperature for holding hot foods is 135°F or higher. After 4 hours the dip will thicken and not be as enjoyable. It should be then moved to the fridge (after cooling completely) or discarded.
How Long Does Velveeta Cheese Dip Last on the Counter?
Whenever you’re serving food for a party you should be aware of how long things sit out so everyone gets the freshest bite! Freshness isn’t the only concern, the longer a food sits at room temperature the greater the potential for foodborne illness.
Foods that aren’t temperature controlled, whether hot or cold, can go bad much faster. It’s important not to leave any party dip out for too long at room temp.
Unlike dips made with mayo, like Neiman Marcus Dip, Velveeta cheese dip can be kept on the counter without temperature control for longer than 2 hours. However, the cheese will solidify if not heated. This makes for a very chunky and hard-to-eat dip.
How to Tell if Velveeta Cheese Dip Has Gone Bad?
If properly stored, Velveeta cheese dip will last up to 5 days in the fridge. It is perfectly fine to eat and refrigerate throughout this time.
To be on the safe side, always check the dip for quality before eating, even during the 5 days. Look out for changes in color, smell, excess liquid, and mold. Always reheat and stir Velveeta cheese dips before enjoying.