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easy queso recipe on chip

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


  • 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


  • 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.



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.


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