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Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe
Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Get the fiesta started with the Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe ever!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker
  • 2 Shallots ,diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic ,minced
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers ,diced
  • 2 Chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce (canned), diced
  • 1 3/4 Cups Half & Half
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 4 Ounces Cream cheese ,cut into pieces
  • 8 Ounces Mild cheddar cheese ,shredded
  • 4 Ounces Extra sharp cheddar cheese ,shredded
  1. In a medium sauce pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and sautee, shallots, garlic and jalapeno peppers for 3 minutes. 

  2. Add the half & half and chipotle peppers. Whisk in the cornstarch and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and whisk in mustard and cream cheese.

  3. Stir until all of the cream cheese is melted into the mixture. 

  4. Gradually add cheddar cheeses stirring to incorporate. Continue until all cheese is added and melted together. 

  5. Serve immediately or put into a crockpot or fondue pot on low to keep warm. 

  6. Refrigerate unused sauce. It will become hard in the fridge when chilled. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top to soften. 

Nutrition Facts
Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 20.3%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.