Queso dip

Queso dip is a Tex-Mex dish that is typically made with melted cheese and chili peppers. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish, and is a popular choice for parties and game days.

The history of queso dip recipes is a long and storied one, with many different variations of the dish being created over the years. One of the earliest known versions of queso dip was created in the early 1900s by a woman named Carolina Bordering. Her recipe, which was published in a cookbook, called for a mixture of grated cheese, chili peppers, and milk.

Over the years, many different variations of queso dip have been created. Some recipes call for the addition of onions, tomatoes, or other vegetables. Others use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack. And still others add spices or herbs to give the dip a unique flavor.


Making queso dip is relatively easy and can be done in a variety of ways. The key is to have the right ingredients. First, you'll need to decide if you want to use real cheese or a combination of cheese and cheese sauce. If you're using real cheese, you'll want to use a combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack. If you're using a cheese sauce, you'll want to make sure it's a creamy one like Velveeta. Once you have your cheese(s), you'll need to add some chopped onion, garlic, and jalapenos for a bit of spice. Finally, add some cream or half and half and mix everything together. Once you have the dip made, you can adjust the seasonings and add more cream or cheese to get the desired consistency.

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Smoked Queso Dip

  • evaporated milk
  • chorizo
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • onion
  • rotel tomato
  • deli white american cheese
  • jalapeño
  • tortilla chip

Queso Dip (Mexican Cheese Dip)

  • cornflour cornstarch
  • garlic
  • tomato
  • butter
  • cilantro
  • onion powder
  • onion
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese
  • evaporated milk
  • green chile
  • salt

Dairy-Free Queso Dip

  • cornstarch
  • water
  • salsa
  • garlic powder
  • lemon juice
  • nutritional yeast flake
  • mustard powder
  • salt
  • apple cider vinegar
  • tortilla chip

Queso Dip

  • cilantro
  • tortilla chip
  • tomato
  • green chile
  • milk
  • american cheese
  • cornstarch
  • onion
  • onion powder
  • butter
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • cumin
  • salt

Keto Queso Dip Recipe

  • monterey jack cheese
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • cumin
  • water
  • chipotle
  • cheddar cheese
  • pickled jalapeno
  • cream cheese
  • heavy cream

Ingredient Breakdown

tortilla chip
green chile
cheddar cheese
evaporated milk
olive oil
green onion
chili powder
garlic powder
onion powder
mexican melting cheese
corn tortilla
mushroom cap
velveeta cheese
asadero cheese
heavy cream
rotel tomato
deli white american cheese
cornflour cornstarch
pumpkin puree
adobo sauce
sour cream
bell pepper
lemon juice
nutritional yeast flake
mustard powder
apple cider vinegar
american cheese
kale chip
butternut squash
pepper jack cheese
hot sauce
vegetable oil
black bean
vegan nacho cheese sauce
ro tel tomato
vegan chorizo
monterey jack cheese
pickled jalapeno
cream cheese
ground pork chorizo
dark beer
white american cheese
green chily
pico de gallo cilantro
cayenne pepper
bean chili
lime juice
spinach add in
brick cream cheese
salsa verde


Staple Ingredients

  • tortilla chip 44%

Common Ingredients

  • cumin 38%
  • salt 38%

Usual Ingredients

  • cilantro 31%
  • green chile 31%
  • onion 31%