Mexican Queso Dip

Mexican Queso Dip

Hurray, hurrah, it’s almost 2013! You know what that means… Fresh starts and fresh foods. But not before a big chip smothered in cheesy, creamy queso dip! Kick your new healthy eating habit for a night and dig in, why don’t ya?

A pile of pepper jack cheese and your favorite salsa is all you need for this delicious dip. Zap it in the oven for a bit ‘til it’s bubbly, throw a bowl of chips alongside and it’s a party!

Queso Dip Recipe

Queso is always a huge hit at my friends’ little shindigs, and this is my favorite simple way to serve it. If you feel like using a different cheese, Velveeta and Monterey jack are fine substitutes, but don’t buy queso blanco or fresco cheeses; they won’t melt well. Keeping it warm in a slow cooker or fondue pot will keep it creamy, but you can always microwave it for a minute here and there between chip-fulls.

Enjoy the remainder of your holidays and the New Year to come, foodie friends! I hope you have a fabulous end-of-year plan, whether it involves toasting with friends or watching the countdown in your pj’s. Both sound equally enjoyable to me!

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Mexican Queso Dip

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

1 1/4 cups (10 oz.) salsa, your favorite

For topping

Fresh pico de gallo, optional

Pickled jalapenos, optional

For serving

Assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (recommended: bell peppers, carrots, zucchini)

Tortilla chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium oven-safe dish, combine cheese and salsa. Mix and spread out evenly.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until bubbly. Garnish with fresh pico de gallo and/or pickled jalapenos, if desired. Serve immediately with cut-up vegetables and/or tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Sargento

      

15 Responses to “Mexican Queso Dip”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 28, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Chip smothered in a cheesy dip? Uh YES PLEASE!

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    Laura — December 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Yum! This puts that Velveeta version we all grew up with to shame. Looks great!

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    Megan | Eats Daily — December 28, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    This looks great! Very simple too! My kinda dish

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin Kitchen — December 28, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I am still so stuffed from Christmas…but this looks so yummy I think I’d be able to make room!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 29, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    This is gorgeous! Awesome idea!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 29, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    What a great dip, how perfect for NYE!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 29, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Oh this looks perfectly spicy!! My kind of dip :)

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    SkinnyMommy — December 30, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    I love how easy this is and it looks delish!

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    JulieD — December 30, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Ooh this looks awesome, I know Curtis would love something like this!

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    Lynna — December 30, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Omg…I MUST make this dip!!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — December 30, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    My husband just thanked you for sharing this. :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — December 30, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Eeeek! This looks fabulous!! Queso is my favorite food group. :-)

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    Magic of Spice — December 30, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    What a gorgeous dip!
    Happy New Year, wishing you a wonderful 2013!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — December 31, 2012 @ 1:06 am

    Love the simplicity of this. After all the work of the holidays this is exactly the type of recipe I’m looking for! Happy New Year Georgia :)

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — December 31, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Beautiful photos of your Queso! I thank your for sharing this recipe as this is one of our favorite snacks for little parties. Easy, delicious and beautiful.

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