Appetizer/ Recipe

Mexican Cheese Dip

January 26, 2015 (Last Updated: May 30, 2019)

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 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!

Mexican Cheese Dip scooped by a corn chip.

 

Mexican Cheese Dip poured over chips

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Mexican Cheese Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Creamy cheese dip perfect for dipping or on nachos.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cheese dip, queso
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan combine chilies, chipotles and flour. Heat over low heat for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Slowly whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium. Heat until mixture begins to thicken. Stir often to avoid scorching.

  3. Slowly stir in cream cheese. 

  4. Stir in pepper jack and cheddar cheeses.

  5. Continue stirring until cheese is completely melted.

Recipe Notes

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

 

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 9.8%
Calcium 19.7%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  • 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
      Kathy
      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
      Kathy
      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.

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