Easy Queso Dip

You need to make this Easy Queso Dip! It’s an easy recipe to follow and certainly an easy queso dip to eat!

There are few things I love more than well-made queso. This recipe is easy, but the results are simply amazing. I like to use this easy queso dip as a base and add extras like smoked brisket, corn, or cooked chorizo to change it up. You can also enjoy it just as is with freshly made tortilla chips. If you’re craving some Tex-Mex, scoop a big ole dollop of this easy queso dip onto your tacos, nachos, or french fries. Yum, queso never tasted so good!

Easy Queso Dip Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Shallot 
  • Jalapeno 
  • Garlic
  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Evaporated milk
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • Salt and black pepper

How to Make Queso:

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and add shallot, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes until the onions become translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30-45 seconds.
  • Add 3/4 cup of the evaporated milk and cream cheese pieces to the skillet.
  • Gently stir until the mixture is well combined. Add half of the shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Add the remaining half of the cheese and repeat the process. Add remaining evaporated milk to skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes with chilies and turn off the heat. Taste for salt content and increase if needed.
  • Transfer easy queso dip to a serving bowl and top with diced tomatoes, peppers, or garnish of choice. Serve with bread or corn chips.

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Variations:

  1. Chopped grilled onions and cooked chorizo.
  2. Chopped smoked brisket and top easy queso dip with guacamole.
  3. Add diced smoked chicken breast coated in buffalo hot wing sauce and top with green onions.
  4. Stir in chopped pork carnitas and smoked corn kernels.
  5. Use this easy queso dip as a condiment for hamburgers or steak tacos

 

Easy Queso Dip

Easy Queso Dip

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese cut into eighths
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese mild or medium (depending on preference)
  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies mild
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt add more if needed
  • Pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and add shallot, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes until the onions become translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30-45 seconds.
  • Add 3/4 cup of the evaporated milk and cream cheese pieces to skillet. Gently stir until the mixture is well combined. Add half of the shredded cheese. Stir until melted through. Add the remaining half and repeat process. Add remaining evaporated milk to skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes with chilies and turn off the heat. Taste for salt content and add more if needed.
  • Transfer queso dip to a serving bowl and top with diced tomatoes, pepper, or garnish of choice. Serve with bread or corn chips.

Photos by: bhofack2/Depositphotos

Easy Queso Dip

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