If I am at Mexican restaurant and there is Queso dip on the menu I order it! I have discovered that it is easy to make queso dip at home and just as delicious.
I have to admit I did hesitate in sharing this recipe with you because it contains something I don’t normally eat or cook with – Velveeta. Recipe disclaimer: this is not health food! So if you are looking for a healthy, low calorie addition to your football viewing party this is not but if you are looking for something cheesy and delicious – this is it! It is SO GOOD! I have tried queso dips that use Cheddar Cheese but it just doesn’t melt as nicely or have as good a texture as when you use Velveeta.
How to make Queso Dip
I use a combination of Velveeta cheese and cream cheese because I think it gives it a better and smoother texture than just straight Velveeta.
I use my microwave to melt the cheeses together, if you don’t have a microwave put the cheeses in a pan on the stove top and melt it. Just be sure and stir it often.
I use the mild Rotel tomatoes but if you prefer more heat they have a hot version too. Then add in the remaining ingredients including jalapeno peppers. I use one pepper for mild heat but feel free to add in as many as you like!
Stir to combine all the yumminess. I like to garnish it with some sliced jalapenos and green onion. Serve with your favorite tortilla chip.
How do I keep Queso dip warm?
The easiest way to keep queso dip warm is to put it in your slow cooker. It works best if you use a smaller slow cooker such as a 4 qt or even smaller. They have a cute little one designed specifically for dips. Be sure and stir once in a while. If I serve it in a bowl I’ll just pop it back in the microwave every so often to warm it up again.
Mix it all up and just start dipping! This Queso Dip is also the perfect thing to add to your Build Your Own Nacho Bar.
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Easy Queso Dip Recipe
Easy Queso Dip
- 1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 10 oz. Rotel tomatoes
- 4 oz. green chilies diced
- 2 tomatoes choped
- 4 green onions chopped
- 1-3 jalapenos diced small
- 2-3 tsp garlic minced
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
- Melt cheese and cream cheese in microwave in a large bowl. Stir until smooth
- Add in remaining ingredients and serve warm.
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