The BEST Queso Dip! This easy recipe comes together in minutes and is a party favorite. Enjoy it as a dip for tortilla chips or try it as a topping for homemade nachos. Either way… it’s guaranteed to be a hit!
Is there anything better than a delicious Queso Dip? I think not. It’s the perfect blend of cheeses and spices in a creamy, dreamy dip… and once you try it, your life will never be the same!
I’ve always loved queso, but to be honest, I’m pretty picky about it. Because most recipes use processed cheese… which, to me, just doesn’t quite cut it. But THIS recipe. This one is different.
Made with all real ingredients, like shredded cheese, fresh jalapenos, diced tomatoes, and fresh cilantro, this is hands down the BEST QUESO EVER. And it’s made in just one pan and ready in no time at all!
Eat it with tortilla chips, drizzle it over nachos, or use it as a topping for your favorite tacos. No matter how you eat it, you’re going to love it! No questions asked.
A good Queso Dip is all about the cheese… and this recipe uses 5 different types! I used a Tillamook 4-Cheese Blend of Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Queso Quesadilla, and Asadero cheeses, and for extra creaminess, I added some cream cheese.
As I mentioned, some Queso recipes get their creaminess from using processed cheese, but what I love about this recipe is that it’s made with all REAL ingredients… including the fresh veggies!
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 2 jalapeños, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 (8 ounce) bags shredded cheese (I used a 4-Cheese Mexican blend)
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
You’ve got to love a recipe that’s made in just one skillet… and this is one of our favorites! Just be sure you have all your ingredients measured out and prepped, because once you start making it, it really does come together quickly!
Saute the veggies – Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño, and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add in the cream – Add cream cheese, milk, and salt. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
Make it cheesy – Stir in shredded cheese.
Add more veggies – Add tomatoes and cilantro.
Enjoy! – Serve immediately with tortilla chips or veggies.
🥓 Recipe variations
Looking to jazz up your queso even more? Here are some delicious ideas!
- Stir in 1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
- Add cooked chorizo
- Add 1 can diced chiles
- Use any blend of cheeses
- Use a variety of peppers for added heat
- Stir in 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Replace milk with half & half or heavy cream
♨️ Storing & reheating
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. To reheat, add a small amount of milk and heat in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring regularly until creamy and smooth.
🌽 Related recipes
Love dips as much as we do? Here are some of our favorites!
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
- Southwest Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Chicken Cheesesteak Dip
- Bacon Cheddar Ranch Corn Dip
- Cobb Dip
- Wedge Salad Dip
- BLT Dip
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g