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Queso Dip Recipe

Queso dip is a Mexican cheese dip that is typically served as an appetizer or snack. It is made with a variety of cheeses, such as cheddar, American, and mozzarella, and is often seasoned with garlic, onion, and chili powder

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Perfect for party enthusiasts, game day fanatics, or anyone craving a cheesy delight.
  • Estimated Duration: Quick and easy, ready in under 20 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Indulge sensibly; this queso dip is rich in calcium and protein but should be enjoyed in moderation.

About This Recipe

Our Queso Dip recipe brings together the finest ingredients to create a creamy, flavorful masterpiece. It’s a crowd-pleaser, guaranteed to be the star of any gathering.

Equipment Required

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, toss the shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese with cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. Pour in the whole milk gradually, whisking continuously until the cheese is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, cumin, and garlic powder.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring, until the dip is heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes to thicken.

Side Dishes

  • Tortilla Chips: A classic pairing, the crunch complements the creamy texture.
  • Fresh Veggies: Dip carrot sticks, celery, or bell pepper for a healthier twist.

Storage Options

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. Reheat gently on the stovetop, adding a splash of milk to maintain the creamy consistency.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Cheeses: Experiment with Pepper Jack, Queso Fresco, or a blend that suits your taste.
  • Milk: Swap with a non-dairy alternative like almond or soy milk for a lactose-free version.

Alternatives to this dip

  1. Nachos Cheese Sauce:
    • This is a classic choice and is similar to queso dip in terms of its cheesy, creamy texture. You can make it with a variety of cheeses and add ingredients like diced tomatoes, green chilies, or jalapeños for extra flavor.
  2. Chile Con Queso:
    • This is a Tex-Mex dip that’s quite similar to queso dip. It typically includes melted cheese, tomatoes, and green chilies. Some recipes also add ground meat for extra heartiness.


There you have it, your ticket to a cheesy paradise with our Queso Dip. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself, this recipe guarantees smiles and satisfaction. ¡Buen provecho!