How to Thin Out Queso


Ideal in a party tray as a dip or poured over tortilla chips for nachos, queso is a traditional Mexican favorite. Queso is a dish made of melted cheese sometimes combined with tomatoes, onions and peppers for additional flavor. It is thick, rich and tasty, making it a common snack dip for football parties and picnics. If your queso comes out too thick, dipping chips or pouring it over other food can be challenging. Learn how to thin out queso to give it the ideal consistency.

Things You'll Need

  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese soup
  • Beer
  • Add milk to the queso while it is still in the saucepan. Stir in small amounts of milk over medium-to-low heat until desired consistency is achieved.

  • Substitute cheddar cheese soup for blocks of cheese. Use cans of cheddar cheese soup, which has a thinner consistency than blocks of cheese, in your queso recipe.

  • Add beer to the queso. Stir in small amounts of beer to add extra flavor while thinning out the consistency of the queso. Use an American lager for cheddar-cheese queso or a German pilsner if mixing extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses to complement the flavors properly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Onions and green chilies make tasty additions to queso recipes.
  • Taste the queso frequently when adding extra milk or beer. Adding too much of either ingredient can significantly alter the taste of the queso.

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