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Queso Dip

On Sunday we had friends over to watch the football games. I made a big pot of chili and Josh made his favorite Queso Dip. Good food and football go hand in hand at our house:) Unfortunately, Josh’s team, the 49’ers, lost, but at least his Queso Dip was a winner. This easy cheese dip is perfect game day food. You really can’t go wrong with a big bowl of melted cheese and salty tortilla chips. Mmmmm!

There is nothing complicated about this Queso Dip. The dip takes 10 minutes tops to make, which makes it perfect for parties. You can reheat the cheese in the microwave, but if you are going to serve this Queso Dip at a party, I highly recommend you serve it in a crockpot so you don’t have to worry about heating it up again and again. The crockpot will keep the cheese melted and smooth. The dip isn’t spicy, but has a nice flavor. If you want a bit of a kick, you can add an additional jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce.

So I guess we are looking at a Patriots vs. Giants Super Bowl. Who will you be cheering for? I am still undecided. Josh is cheering for the Patriots, but I might have to root for the Giants to keep things interesting:) I do know we will be making this Queso Dip for the big game. It is a must for Super Bowl Sunday.

Make sure you add this Queso Dip to your Super Bowl party menu. It is sure to be a hit on game day!

Queso Dip

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy cheese dip made with white American cheese, Pepper Jack, onion, jalapeño, poblano pepper, cilantro, and tomato. Serve with tortilla chips.


1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup diced white onion
1 medium jalapeño, diced
1 medium poblano pepper, roasted and diced
10 ounces white American cheese, shredded (find this cheese at the deli counter)
6 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 roma tomato, seeds removed and diced


1. Heat canola oil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and jalapeño pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the roasted poblano pepper. Add the shredded cheese and milk. Stir until mostly melted.

2. Stir in the tomatoes and chopped cilantro. Serve with chips immediately.

Note-if you plan on serving this at a party, you may want to serve it in a crockpot so the cheese stays melted.


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105 Responses to “Queso Dip”

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  1. Blog is the New Black — January 25, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    I’ve made this before and ADORED it! :)

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 25, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    I want to skip football and just have this dip. YUM!

  3. Erica — January 25, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    You know I’m going for the Pats! Whoop whoop. Queso dip is always good. And I agree, crock pot is the way to go

  4. Rosa — January 25, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    A great dip!



  5. Nicole H. — January 25, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    This dip looks sinful and absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to make it for our superbowl party. We live in Boston so we – of course – are huge Patriots fans! GO PATS!

  6. Blond Duck — January 25, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    So much better than velvetta and rotel!

  7. Cassie — January 25, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    I’m a huge fan of cheese dip, I love the use of white cheese. Right up my alley, for sure. Perfect game food!

  8. Sweetsugarbelle — January 25, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Maria!!!this is beautiful!!! Queso is one of my favorite foods in the wHole wide world!!! Absolutely making this on Sunday!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 25, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    ooooooh queso…a huge favorite of mine! i’ve never made a version other than the velveeta+rotel kind, but this looks so easy and sounds so much better!

  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 25, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    This would be a fun Super Bow recipe. My boys love queso dips.

  11. Tracey — January 25, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Yum, great for game day!! I’m a huge Patriots fan so will definitely be rooting for them :)

  12. Kristin — January 25, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    I love that this uses real cheese–looks like a winner!

  13. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — January 25, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    This looks so good that I want to go make it right now…for breakfast!

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 25, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I’ve never made it, but I love this stuff!

  15. Cookbook Queen — January 25, 2012 @ 9:32 am


    We are Saints fans here (that loss to the 49rs killed me), but I am kind of excited about a Patriots/Giants rematch, since the last one was such a good game.

    This queso looks amazing!!

  16. I love Queso dip, but never made it. Theonly kind I made was velvetta cheese and salas! :) I am so going tomake this!

  17. DessertForTwo — January 25, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    I could eat this whole bowl by myself!

  18. nest of posies — January 25, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    you had me at the word, dip.

    be still my loving heart! looks amazing!


  19. Debbie — January 25, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Definitely going to make this! I no longer have an interest in the SuperBowl since the Saints are out. I will just make the dip, eat it and read a book. 😉

  20. Kim in MD — January 25, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    This looks so delicious! Queso is a must have appetizer during football games in our house! Who will I root for in the Super Bowl? Well, believe it or not, I plan to root for the Patriots despite the fact that they beat my Ravens in the championship game last Sunday!

  21. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 25, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    I would watch the Superbowl (hate, hate, hate football) just for this dip!

  22. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 25, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I totally need to try this asap!

  23. Deborah — January 25, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I love, love queso dip!

  24. Elizabeth — January 25, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    oooo snap! definitely need to make this for super bowl parties. ooor any other day of the week.

  25. Jaime — January 25, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Looks delicious! As a displaced upstate New Yorker, I’ll be rooting for the Giants!

  26. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 25, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    My husband is a huge queso fan. I love that this doesn’t look so thick and sludgy as some…will give it a try!

  27. Monica — January 25, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    So yummy! I think I will make this to go homemade pretzels! I had something similar to this dish combination at a pub recently and it was to die for! Can’t wait to try it at home now! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  28. Amanda — January 25, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I want this dip for lunch today! It looks delicious!!

  29. Michelle — January 25, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Your description says “white cheddar” but your ingredients call for “white american.” Do you mean “white cheddar” in the ingredients? This sounds wonderful (as do all of your recipes)!!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 11:50 am

      It is white American cheese-you can find it at the deli counter. Fixed the description-thanks for catching that:)

  30. natalie (the sweets life) — January 25, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    love seeing queso dip not made with velveeta! :) i think this needs to make an appearance at our super bowl party too!

  31. Jennifer — January 25, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I’m not that cooking savvy. How do I roast a poblano pepper?? Thanks.

    • Two Peas replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

      Place the poblano pepper under the broiler and roast until it is black. Let the pepper cool and then remove the black skin. You can also roast peppers on the grill or on a gas stove. I hope that helps!

  32. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 25, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Awesome cheese dip. Will definitely be cheering on the home team (Pats) assuming we have nbc to see the game.

  33. Audra@The-Baker-Chick — January 25, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    This is making me SO hungry. I love melty queso so much. What a perfect game-day snack! My fiancé was also rooting for the Niners- he’s still so sad!

  34. Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 25, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Yum! Nothing beats a big bowl of delicious dip along with tortilla chips! This looks like the perfect addition to the Super Bowl party we are hosting!

  35. Ann P. — January 25, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    That texture looks UH-MAY-ZING. Yes I want some right now! Just chips and this dip for lunch!

  36. Allison — January 25, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    How does melted American taste. Is it like velveeta or cheddar? I am not a fan of american on my sandwiches but I wonder what the taste is like in a dip. I am intrigued.

    • Two Peas replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

      I don’t eat Velveeta so I am not sure of the comparison:) It is not a strong cheddar. It melts in nicely with the Pepper Jack and other flavors.

  37. Joanne (Inspired Taste) — January 25, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Oh, yum! Looks like the perfect consistency! Thanks for sharing :)

  38. Jessica @ How Sweet — January 25, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    omg i LOVE queso!!

  39. Lauren @ Pass the Plate — January 25, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Your queso looks amazing, I’m drooling! Definitely adding this to the superbowl menu!

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