Queso dip with Rotel is a must have dip at any party. It’s so easy to make your own homemade Queso that you will be skipping the restaurant, whipping up your own pico and 7 layer dip, and tossing out the Queso for your next appetizer tray. A variety of amazing cheeses make up this creamy, rich dip – sour cream, Pepper Jack, Queso (chihuahua) cheese, and cream cheese with perfectly flavored Rotel tomatoes.
There are so many kinds of Queso dips. SO MANY. From the chili con Queso to the chipotle Quesos, you can dress this dip up any way, and any spice, you personally prefer.
This Queso recipe is a simple but powerful one.
Hoards of delicious and melty cheese, balanced with onion and garlic,with a hint of tomato.
Personally I don’t think you have to get fancy with dips to have a good time, so put on your stretchy pants and lets get cooking.
Note: I have noticed an alarming trend when it comes to recipes. Many images don’t always tell the truth when they add ingredients.
This recipe has tomatoes and tomatoes have a sightly pink hue to them, so if you see Queso and tomatoes without the pink hue, they have been edited out. And why?
I don’t know because tomatoes are pretty much the best non veggie on the planet. If anything deserves to be folded into a tomato, it’s cheese dip. I just wanted to notice that when you compare this to other dips…if they are whiter but still have tomatoes, its either a lot less tomatoes, a lot more cheese, or fancy editing.
Queso Blanco Recipe without Velveeta Cheese for a made from scratch white Queso that will make you the hit of the party!
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
- 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
- 2 cups shredded Queso ( also known as chihuahua cheese)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 can, 10 oz, rotel tomatoes (I like the Lime and Cilantro Version)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup whole whipping cream
- homemade tortilla chips for serving
Queso Tips: This dip reheats well. I did leave it on my stove, it set/cooled. I reheated it on low on the stove.
Dietary: Serve with veggies to keep this Queso dip low carb
How to make Queso without Velveeta
In a saucepan, add cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, Queso cheese, sour cream and tomatoes and seasonings.
Heat over medium low heat, stirring frequently until mixture is melted.
Add whole whipping cream and heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is a smooth consistency.
As dip cools, it will slightly thicken up, so if you want it thicker, just wait about 5 minutes and give it a good stir!
Serve immediately with chips.
Appetizer Dip Recipes
Making a dip tray and need a variety of delicious flavors to serve up?
Try one of these delicious options:
- Spinach Dip
- Shrimp and Cream Cheese Dip
- Fiesta Corn Dip with Rotel
- Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Dip
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Deviled Egg Dip
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 656 Total Fat: 56g Saturated Fat: 34g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 176mg Sodium: 1695mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 25g