Queso Dip

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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

Easy cheese dip made with white American cheese, Pepper Jack, onion, jalapeño, poblano pepper, cilantro, and tomato. Serve with tortilla chips.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
2 cups


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


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

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

  3. GIANTS!!!!

    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!!

  4. 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. 😉

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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)!!

    1. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

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