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Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe

Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe

Get the fiesta started with the Best Homemade Queso Dip Recipe ever!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 160kcal
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


  • In a medium sauce pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and sautee, shallots, garlic and jalapeno peppers for 3 minutes. 
  • 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.
  • Stir until all of the cream cheese is melted into the mixture. 
  • Gradually add cheddar cheeses stirring to incorporate. Continue until all cheese is added and melted together. 
  • Serve immediately or put into a crockpot or fondue pot on low to keep warm. 
  • Refrigerate unused sauce. It will become hard in the fridge when chilled. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top to soften. 


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 85mg | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 0.2mg