Creamy White Queso Dip – No Velveeta Needed!

Creamy Queso Dip - no velveeta needed! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com


Guys, I love Velveeta just as much as the next guy, but I also love cheese dips that are made from, you know, cheese. The real kind.

So, I made this reeeeedonkulous (is that a word? I feel like it’s not.) queso dip that is perfectly smooth, perfectly creamy, and oh yeah, perfectly perfect.

I made a small test batch of this one evening and 5 minutes later my son and I had inhaled it and my husband was bleeding on the floor. I’m sorry, but the son and I don’t like to share, husband. You should know that by now. Stay away from our cheese.

I’ve heard there are some football games coming up that are supposedly a big deal or something. I don’t know. I just think maybe you should make some cheese dip.

Not the dip recipe for you? No worries, just look to the right! There are a bunch of dip recipes in the sidebar perfect for the big game…or dinner. Whatever.

Creamy Queso Dip - no velveeta needed! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

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Creamy White Queso Dip

Creamy, cheesy perfection with no Velveeta!

Ingredients:

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups grated Parmesan
1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well to combine.
Spread cheese into an 8x8 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips.

adapted from Reckless Abandon

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44 Responses to “Creamy White Queso Dip – No Velveeta Needed!”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets January 17, 2013 @ 6:11 am (#
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    Oh snap I wish I was there consuming this too. Although it sounds like I’d be on the floor with your husband, bleeding. Guess I’ll make my own!

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    Karly Reply:

    It’s dangerous up in here.

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  2. Cookbook Queen January 17, 2013 @ 8:16 am (#
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    I kinda love dip like, a lot. Especially dip with cheese in it. And did you know that broken tortilla chips are the perfect weapons for fending off rival dip eaters? Just an FYI.

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  3. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 17, 2013 @ 9:28 am (#
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    This looks so good and I’m a little surprised at the mayo! I wouldn’t have thought of that. Creamy and delicious!

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  4. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies January 17, 2013 @ 9:42 am (#
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    Mmmmm queso. One of my favorite things about being Texan, there is *always* queso at parties, holidays, and family events. Amen for using Ro*Tel, girl. That stuff tastes like home to me.

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  5. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme January 17, 2013 @ 9:47 am (#
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    I could inhale this in no time too! This would be a hit at a football party for sure!

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  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 17, 2013 @ 9:55 am (#
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    Love this! I’m totally making this on the weekend :)

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  7. Joanne January 17, 2013 @ 10:13 am (#
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    Cheese dip with real cheese? Heck I might even watch the superbowl if it means I get to eat this!

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  8. Sarah Jones January 17, 2013 @ 11:02 am (#
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    Yum that looks good. May have to try this for sure. I love chori queso so I wonder how it would taste with this queso… :)

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    Karly Reply:

    I bet chorizo would be a fabulous addition!

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  9. Sarah Jones January 17, 2013 @ 11:03 am (#
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    How chorizo would taste with this one rather.

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  10. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 17, 2013 @ 11:17 am (#
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    Oh yeah, this will need to be made for our Super bowl party for sure!

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  11. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 17, 2013 @ 11:24 am (#
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    This will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon!

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  12. sally @ sallys baking addiction January 17, 2013 @ 11:46 am (#
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    i LOVE rotel. freakin’ LOVE it. And especially paired with cheese and veggies in my omelets. Now a cheesy queso dip WITH rotel is just on a whole other rotel-cheesy amazing level. and I like it. Karly, this is the dip queso i’ve ever seen! and I used to work at chili’s!

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    Karly Reply:

    Would it be weird to put this IN an omelet? Because I bet it’d be amazing.

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  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 17, 2013 @ 12:35 pm (#
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    Dips like this are my fave! I made one like this about 6 mos ago with Rotel. Love that stuff! This is right up my alley!

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  14. Becca from It's Yummilicious January 17, 2013 @ 1:22 pm (#
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    This dip DOES look reeeeedonkulous! Oh, and heck YEAH, it’s a word! Sheeeeeesh… what do you think this country is if not for it’s freedom of made up words?

    Incidentally, I once nearly poked out my boyfriend’s eye with the corner of a Tosito when he got too close to my buffalo chicken dip, so yeah. I get it.

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  15. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 17, 2013 @ 1:36 pm (#
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    Thank youuuu.

    OMG THANK YOU.

    Velveeta makes me sad. Real cheese makes me happy :)

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  16. Cat Davis January 17, 2013 @ 1:52 pm (#
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    I love, love, love Velveeta dip but this looks really good too!

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  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 17, 2013 @ 1:59 pm (#
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    Yes yes and yes! Even when football season is over, I will be making this over and over again.

    I thank you in advance for when my jeans won’t fit me anymore!

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  18. megan @ whatmegansmaking January 17, 2013 @ 2:14 pm (#
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    oh my gosh, I love dip, especially cheese dip. You are wonderful.

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  19. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 17, 2013 @ 3:07 pm (#
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    delish! can’t wait to make!

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  20. Cassie | Bake Your Day January 17, 2013 @ 6:24 pm (#
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    Queso is a favorite here. I love monterey jack cheese too!

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  21. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl January 17, 2013 @ 6:51 pm (#
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    Girrrrrrl, I am right there with you. No one better get between the dip and me! This looks like a great recipe–I love MJ cheese!

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  22. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 17, 2013 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    I think the same thing would happen to my husband. Do not get between me and my cheese!

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  23. Nikki @ Chef in Training January 17, 2013 @ 9:25 pm (#
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    You have done it again. You have made my mouth water and sent me on the way to the grocery store. I am a total chips and dip girl and this dip looks PERFECT. The right balance of creamy, cheese and utter deliciousness. If you need to know one thing about me when it comes to food… cheese is always the answer. I love cheese (you know, the REAL kind lol) and this dip looks like just the thing to bring to my next party. Your pictures are stellar as always :)

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  24. Jeanine January 17, 2013 @ 10:49 pm (#
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    Knowing your love for Mexican food I was expecting the real white Mexican queso cheese in this. So surprised that it has cream cheese! Not sure about the mayo. Worth a try! Looks delist!

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  25. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 18, 2013 @ 9:43 am (#
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    I love almost anything made with cream cheese – yum!

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  26. Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures January 18, 2013 @ 9:49 am (#
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    Mmmmm…I do love me some queso dip & I’m always trying to stay away from the velveeta – can’t wait to give this one a try!

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  27. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen January 18, 2013 @ 12:22 pm (#
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    I’m a dipper so yeah. Totally digging this.

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  28. Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts January 18, 2013 @ 1:27 pm (#
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    That looks absolutely delicious. And it’s afternoon snack time for me so it’s doubly hard not to lick the screen.

    Thanks!

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  29. Stacy January 31, 2013 @ 2:16 pm (#
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    Making for Superbowl this weekend! Would this be good for Jalapeno Poppers? I want to use it instead of that velveeta cheese.

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  30. 4boysnme February 2, 2013 @ 12:26 pm (#
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    Can this sit in a crock pot too or do you only suggest baking in a dish?

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    Karly Reply:

    As long as you keep it on low, I think you’ll be fine! :)

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  31. Missy Flesher February 3, 2013 @ 2:50 pm (#
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    Not good it’s way to thick!

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  32. Joanne Manning February 4, 2013 @ 2:03 pm (#
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    I wonder – could you bake something like Frito Scoops inside the dip? I prefer softer chips and was thinking that might work…. either way, this sounds amazing!

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  33. Dede February 22, 2013 @ 5:19 pm (#
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    My daughter and I made this today, followed the recipe to a T and it turned out Super Thick????
    Not, sure why??
    But it tasted great!!!

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  34. Little Ole Me March 2, 2013 @ 5:49 pm (#
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    So, if it’s too thick, I wonder how it would do to add some of the Rotel juice in the mixture before it’s baked????

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  35. Stephanie March 24, 2013 @ 9:59 am (#
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    This seriously looks delicious! Next get together I have I need to make this.

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  36. Beth March 25, 2013 @ 9:57 am (#
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    Sadly, I just found this recipe over the weekend. Sadly, because I could have been enjoying this cheesy awesomeness a lot longer!!! It was a total hit at my church’s ladies meeting on Friday. I was a little worried about someone ending up bloody on the floor too. Thanks so much! I love all of your recipes!!

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  37. Amanda October 7, 2013 @ 6:22 pm (#
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    what if I left out the mayo? I am ethically opposed to mayo ;-)

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    Karly Reply:

    I think it would be fine, but I’ve never tried it myself.

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  38. Justen Arnold November 16, 2013 @ 5:24 pm (#
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    Omg this stuff is awesome I used a block of pepper jack cheese instead and put it in my fondue maker. I added a little milk but still amazing!!!

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  39. Sharon January 17, 2014 @ 8:54 pm (#
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    Can this be made without mayo? Maybe use sour cream instead?

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