Effortless White Queso Dip 

Let’s talk about one of the holiest of cheese concoctions: queso.

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You can eat it with chips, you can eat it as a dip. You can add it to nachos and you can smother it on your tacos. Put it on your burrito to make it wet or order it as a side to complete the meal set. Put it in a bowl or drizzle it on your food and watch it roll. Eat it as an app but be careful because if you eat too much, you may need a nap.

Okay, thanks for enduring my lame attempt at a Dr. Seuss rhyme, but seriously what’s not to love about that smooth, rich, creamy, cheesy goodness. Sure, guacamole is good, but it has NOTHING on queso.

In fact, if you’re a Mexican restaurant and you don’t serve queso then it is highly likely I will never go there (looking at you Chipotle. And yes, I am aware they recently did start serving queso but I have also heard it compared to “dumpster juice” so in my book it is still on the bottom of my list of acceptable restaurants.) Also, yes, I am aware that cheese dip is a Tex-Mex thing and some authentic Mexican restaurants don’t serve it, but does that logic change my opinion? Nope. You’re talking to the girl who ranks Mexican restaurants based on their queso quality sooooo……

It may be my favorite food and I have never met anyone who doesn’t love the stuff. If you are one of the weirdos who doesn’t like it then 1.) you should probably stop reading this post because it is completely irrelevant to you (why did you click on it in the first place?) and 2.) I don’t know if we can be friends because there is something fishy about someone who doesn’t like melted cheese.

Anyway, If you’re looking for a great easy, and cheap white queso dip you can make yourself to save you a trip to your local Tex-Mex restaurant then look no further. Did I mention this is a huge favorite for football parties, and any other party/get together, for that matter. The secret to what makes this taste so good is the addition of cream cheese and fresh veggies.

For this you will need 1 lb of Velveeta queso blanco, 12 ounces of cream cheese, 2 fresh tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped green onions, 2-6 jalapenos depending on your spiciness preference, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro, black pepper and some milk/cream/half and half.

ingredients

First, cut the Velveeta cheese and the cream cheese into smaller squares to help it melt faster and reduce the chance of burning.

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Heat over low heat, stirring constantly.

While the cheese is melting, dice the jalapenos after removing the tops and seeds, followed by dicing the tomatoes and green onions. Also finely chop up the cilantro.

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Add the veggies to the cheese dip and mix well. Add in the garlic and black pepper. Stir well.

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If the cheese dip is too thick, add some milk, cream or half and half to thin it down and get it to the desired consistency.

Garnish the dip with a pinch of additional chopped tomato, jalapeno, onion and cilantro pieces and serve while warm with tortilla chips.

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Enjoy!

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Effortless White Queso Dip

1 lb of Velveeta queso blanco
12 ounces of cream cheese
2 fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2-6 jalapenos depending on your spiciness preference
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro
black pepper to taste

1.) First, cut the Velveeta cheese and the cream cheese 
    into smaller squares 
2.) Heat cheese over low heat, stirring constantly 
3.) Dice the jalapenos after removing the tops and seeds.
    Also dice the tomatoes and green onions. Finely chop 
    up the cilantro
4.) Add the veggies to the cheese dip
5.) Add in the garlic and black pepper. Stir well
6.) If the cheese dip is too thick, add some milk, 
    cream or half and half to thin it down and get it to the desired consistency. 
7.) Garnish with a pinch of additional diced tomatoes, 
    onions, jalapenos and cilantro
8.) Serve warm with tortilla chips

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