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Homemade Queso Dip

This queso dip is so smooth and creamy and it's made with real cheese! We top this off with pico de gallo or a scoop of guacamole before digging in with our favorite tortilla chips.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword appetizer, cheesy recipes, dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 205kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 12 ounces canned evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar
  • 4 ounces shredded monterey jack
  • 1/4 cup milk see note
  • salt to taste
  • Pico de gallo for serving

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in the onion and jalapeno and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables have softened.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, and onion powder and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Add the evaporated milk and cream cheese to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the cream cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the shredded cheese a handful at a time, whisking constantly, until all of the cheese has been added and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Add additional milk as desired to reach the consistency you prefer. Season with salt to taste.
  • Top with pico de gallo before serving.

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Notes

We usually add around 1/4 cup of milk to thin this out, but you can make it as thick or as thin as you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg