Queso Dip

My husband and I love a restaurant by our house that serves our favorite appetizer, queso dip. We both crave this stuff and go there for dinner just to eat this appetizer! I’ve been meaning to recreate this at home for years. Well, this past week I saw a recipe that looked similar to “our queso dip”, and with a few modifications it did taste similar. It wasn’t an exact match but it was darn close – and very delicious!

I made this while we watched the Packers vs. Bears game last weekend. It was devoured within minutes. I even saw my brother-in-law’s friend lick his plate clean! Yup, it’s that good! I knew I had to post this recipe soon since it would be perfect for The Super Bowl!

Queso Dip



  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 4- ounce can jalapeno peppers or 1 fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 ounces mexican-style cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese cubed
  • Tortilla chips for dipping


  • In a medium saucepan cook onion in butter until tender.  Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cumin.  Heat to boiling, reduce heat.  Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Toss shredded cheese with cornstarch.  Gradually add cheese mixture to saucepan, stirring until cheese is melted.  Gradually add the cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted and smooth.  Heat through.  Serve with chips.
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