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Queso Dip

Queso dip is the ultimate appetizer for cheese lovers everywhere! Infused with Tex-Mex flavors, this homemade queso dip is easy to make and perfect for a party.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, cheese, queso dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 3 cups cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 ea garlic clove minced
  • 1 ea yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 13oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 ea tomato diced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 4oz can chopped green chiles
  • cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 tbsp whole milk if needed
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • In a medium mixing bowl, toss the grated cheese with the cornstarch and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large pan and add the garlic and onion. Cook on medium heat until soft and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes, making sure to prevent any coloration. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add evaporated milk and cheese and stir to combine. Heat slowly to evenly melt the cheese. Add the spices and green chile. Continue to stir.
  • If needed, thin the cheese mix with milk to reach desired consistency.
  • Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Add the chopped cilantro and stir to combine.
  • Remove from the heat and serve at room temperature.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 919IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 1mg