This Delicious and Easy Queso dip can be made in the oven, on a grill, or in a smoker – and with Rotel, hamburger meat, cream cheese, and Velveeta, there is a reason why this combination became one of the most TikTok Viral Recipes of all time!
There is no doubt that some delicious recipes come out of TikTok. The creativity, the fun, and the deliciousness are full throttle there!
One of the most completely viral and best TikTok recipes to come out this summer was the Smoked Queso dip.
Delicious smoked dip, combined in a throwaway foil baking dish, popped right on the grill, smoker, or baked in the oven, is just begging to be made – and be eaten.
While we do not know if there will be fall sports, there is no reason to not make your own massive plate of Queso to enjoy in front of the TV.
The best part about making dips this way is they are also SO easy to alter!
TikTok Smoked Queso Ingredients
- More cheese? No problem.
- Like it spicy? Add more jalapenos or peppers.
- Want to skip the meat? You can do that!
No matter what you choose, this TikTok Queso recipe is sure to be one of the more fun appetizers (or dinners as the case may be in our house) this year. Let’s get cooking!
Queso Grocery List
This recipe can easily be altered with the flavors you want.
Here is our basic Queso dip ingredients, which you can make spicier if you want!
- hamburger meat
- Rotel Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced Jalapenos
- Cream Cheese
- Shredded Cheese
- Taco Seasoning
- Velveeta Cheese
- Whipping cream
- Diced onions
- Tortilla Chips (fresh ones are amazing, here is a recipe how to make homemade tortilla chips)
Authentic Queso Dip
Is this recipe an authentic Mexican cheese dip? I would say no. Is it delicious, fantastic, filling, and you should make it – yes! If you have an aversion to regular Velveeta Cheese, you could use other melting cheeses or even the Queso Blanco Velveeta cheese.
While I do not typically use Velveeta in my recipes (I like to use real cheese sauce), it works perfectly to keep this dip super smooth with minimal ingredients.
If you use shredded cheese only, it would clump.
ADDITIONAL AMAZING TOPPINGS PRIOR TO SERVING: Diced Avocados, Sliced Black Olives, Sour Cream
How to make Velveeta Queso
- Preheat Oven to 375 (or warm up grill, smoker)
- Cook hamburger beef, drain any excess oil if necessary.
- Combine cooked beef and all other ingredients together in tin foil disposable dish. Mix up.
- Place in oven for 15 minutes or until melted, stirring at the halfway point.
- Pull out of the oven and add two tablespoons whole whipping cream and mix (optional but makes a little smoother).
- Serve immediately with Scoops or Tortilla Chips.
- NOTE: Any dip that includes cheese WILL solidify as it cools over time, so warm back up if not eaten within an hour or so.
Smoked, Grilled, Baked or Slow Cooker?
On TikTok, we saw this dip thrown onto the grill, into the smoker, and tossed into the oven. No matter how you heat it, this is a true heat and eat recipe, so it’s just about melting everything down and mixing.
Timing can be adjusted depending on your temperature, but we found that 375 degrees for 15 minutes in the oven was perfect in our gas oven. Please see the full recipe card for thoughts on melting.
This Queso also does really well in a slow cooker because the cheese can stay heated, keeping it melty.
Make it Spicier!
It seems that spicy food is a constant source of arguing among my kids.
I kept this recipe super simple and kid friendly. If you are looking for more spice, instead of Rotel Tomatoes, try adding a jar of your favorite spicy salsa!
As always, I love to hear your feedback on my recipe.
If you did something to make it even more delicious, please let me (and others!) know in the comments. I love to hear about your alterations.