Freshly made Queso Cheese is an amazing way to impress your family, dinner guests or simply enjoy on your own (no one ever said that you HAD to share!) It tastes so much better than store bought and rivals that of your favorite Mexican restaurants. 

Queso Cheese Dip

Cheese is a staple ingredient in many homes, including my own. Enjoying a fresh batch of white Queso Cheese Dip and a bag of tortilla chips while binge-watching the next season of whatever show on Netflix I’m hooked on at the moment. 

There’s no wrong way to enjoy Dip recipe! While you more commonly see nachos being enjoyed at a sporting event or movie theater. Impress your kids with nachos for dinner and giving them the options to add their favorite toppings over their individual plates (like a build-your-own style dinner). I bet you won’t hear complaints about that one!

Queso Cheese Dip

If you’re looking for other fabulous ideas to pair with this Cheese Dip, I highly recommend my homemade chicken taquitos! You can make them in advance and warm them up for dinner to cut down on your time in the kitchen if you’re in a hurry.

Ingredients for Cheese Dip

What’s in Queso Cheese?

  1. 1/2 lb Tillamook White Cheddar Cheese Grated
  2. 8oz Velveeta Queso Blanco Cheese
  3. 4 oz Cream Cheese
  4. 1 4oz can Diced Chilies
  5. 1/2 tsp Cumin
  6. 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  7. 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  8. 3 Tbs Milk
  9. 1 Cup Water
  10. Tortilla Chips
Queso Cheese in a bowl

How to make queso with shredded cheese?

When you know how to make queso cheese, you won’t believe how easy it is!

  • Simply pour one cup of water at the bottom of your pressure cooker and place a trivet on top of the water.
  • In a pressure cooker safe bowl, add your shredded white cheddar cheese and cubed Velveeta cheese.
  • Add in your cubed cream cheese, chilies and seasonings.
  • Pour your milk over the top of the ingredients and place your bowl on the trivet inside the pressure cooker.
  • Set the cooker to manual pressure cook high for 6 minutes and with a natural release.
  • Remove the pan and stir the cheese until it is combined.
Queso Cheese in Instant Pot
How to serve Queso Cheese?

Queso cheese is a thick liquid so it would do great served as a dip with tortilla chips, Taquitos, or quesadillas. You can also pour it over the top of your favorite tortilla chips and create an awesome plate of nachos! 

Is Queso Cheese Dip Gluten Free?

This Cheese Dip recipe is naturally gluten-free because it doesn’t request anything gluten or flour related. For those with gluten allergies, make sure to double-check the exact ingredients that you use to ensure that they are gluten-free as some ingredients may pose a cross-contamination warning.

Is Queso Cheese Dip Keto Friendly?

This recipe is! You can substitute the ingredients for healthier versions if you’d like to increase the health factor.

How Long does Queso Cheese Dip Last?

While store bought cheese can last for weeks in the fridge, homemade cheese dip doesn’t last nearly as long. Assuming you don’t eat it all when it’s fresh and warm, you can store your cheese dip in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 4 days.

What is Queso Cheese?

Queso cheese is like a fondue of melted cheese often used for dips. It’s a flavorful cheese that often contains chilies and seasonings to give it a fiesta-ready twist, perfect for taco night!

What can I add to my Queso Cheese Dip? 

The best part about making your own homemade queso is that you can add in whatever you want to adjust the flavors to your own likings or switch it up when the mood strikes!

Queso Cheese Dip

I personally think that this Cheese Dip Recipe would pair well with cooked sausage, bacon bits, or even spinach! My mouth waters just thinking about it and this dip recipe is also perfect when watching some weekend football.

Queso Cheese Dip

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Queso Cheese Dip

See those adorable fun chips? They are a seasonal item from Trade Joe’s. Corn Tortilla Chips in the shape of Fall Leaves. Aren’t the just so cute? And they taste great too!

Queso Cheese Dip

My picky eater tells me that Queso Cheese is best eaten over a large plate of nachos with tender steak and beans. He’s all ready dreaming of his next meal.

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Queso Cheese

Freshly made Queso Cheese is an amazing way to impress your family, dinner guests or simply enjoy on your own (no one ever said that you HAD to share!) Freshly made Queso Cheese is an amazing way to impress your family, dinner guests or simply enjoy on your own (no one ever said that you HAD to share!)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Queso Cheese, Queso Cheese Dip
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 312kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Tillamook Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 oz Velveeta Queso Blanco Cheese
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 4oz Can Diced Green Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tbs Milk
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  • Simply pour one cup of water at the bottom of your pressure cooker and place a trivet on top of the water.
  • In a pressure cooker safe bowl, add your shredded white cheddar cheese and cubed Velveeta cheese.
  • Add in your cubed cream cheese, chilies and seasonings.
  • Pour your milk over the top of the ingredients and Stir.
  • Place your bowl on the trivet inside the pressure cooker.
  • Set the cooker to manual pressure cook high for 6 minutes and with a natural release.
  • Remove the pan and stir the cheese until it is combined.
  • Serve Hot with Tortilla Chips

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Calcium: 525mg | Iron: 1mg
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