Appetizer/ Recipe

Mexican Cheese Dip

January 26, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

This post may contain affiliate links, see my Privacy Policy.

Creamy Mexican Cheese Dip perfect for dipping

With the Big Football Game coming up we have been planning our munchies!  Rod has been craving Queso Dip…  You know the one…. Velveeta Cheese melted and mixed with salsa.  The perfect accompaniment to the lowly Corn Tortilla Chip.

I had to remind him The perfect Cheese Dip uses Velveeta and is loaded with all sorts of unpronounceable ingredients.  He’s not nearly as vested as I am to trying to reduce our processed foods, but he agreed not to buy the Velveeta as long as I could create a delicious cheese dip. 

Mexican Cheese Dip topped with fresh tomatoes and cilantro in a blue and white bowl.


In the hope of finding the perfect replacement, I began experimenting.  I think I found one!  My daughter asked skeptically, “Is this any good?”  We chorally answered, “NO!”  She took one look at us and dove right in.  She gave it a thumbs up!

A corn chip dipping into a bowl of creamy cheese sauce.


Cheese Dip poured over chips topped with a tomato salsa.

Other great appetizers to try:

Mexican Cheese Dip

Mexican Cheese Dip

Creamy cheese dip perfect for dipping or on nachos.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12 people
Calories 169 kcal


  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
  • 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • In a sauce pan combine chilies, chipotles and flour. Heat over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium. Heat until mixture begins to thicken. Stir often to avoid scorching.
  • Slowly stir in cream cheese. 
  • Stir in pepper jack and cheddar cheeses.
  • Continue stirring until cheese is completely melted.


Can be kept warm on low setting of a slow cooker.


Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 89mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 490IUCalcium: 197mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword cheese dip, queso
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Macaroni and Cheesecake
    January 29, 2015 at 2:22 am

    This sounds fabulous! Love that you found a delicious alternative to the Velveeta kind and great idea to use the cream cheese to make it smooth & creamy!

    • Reply
      January 29, 2015 at 2:25 am

      Thanks! It is delicious. Cream cheese is so versatile!

  • Reply
    Kelly LifemadeSweeter
    January 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Cheese dips are our favorite! This looks delicious and perfect for the big game!

    • Reply
      January 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Thanks Kelly! I hope you enjoy the game this weekend. Don’t tell anyone, but I really don’t have a favorite team. I like everyone coming together and having fun and eating good food.

    Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating