How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip

Queso dip is a classic party appetizer when served alongside tortilla chips. While you could just open a jar of store-bought cheese dip and microwave it, making your own from scratch will allow you to customize the flavor. Queso dip typically features a Mexican twist, such as the addition of hot peppers or salsa. Serve the cheese dip warm for the best flavor and a creamy texture. If you want to keep the dip warm over a long period of time, place it in a fondue pot and allow party guests to spoon some onto their plates.

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • Medium nonstick saucepan

  • 2 tbsp. corn starch

  • 3/4 cups sour cream

  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar

  • 1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese

  • 1 cup canned green chilies

  • 2 tbsp. chopped, fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup salsa

Step 1

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Stir in 2 tbsp. of corn starch to create a paste. Next, incorporate 3/4 cup of sour cream into the mixture by blending well with a spoon.

Step 3

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Pour 1 cup each of shredded sharp cheddar and shredded Monterey jack cheese into the pan. Reduce the heat to low and stir the mixture until the cheese melts.

Step 4

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Add 1 cup of canned green chilies, 2 tbsp. of chopped, fresh cilantro and 1 cup of mild, medium or hot tomato salsa, depending on your preference.

Step 5

How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip (Image: CRP photo)

Stir all of the ingredients together until the cheese dip is smooth and creamy. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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