Famous Restaurant Queso Dip

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"Spicy, hot cheese dip, just like at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Serve in a slow cooker to keep it warm for a party."


50 m servings 288 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together cheese and 3 cups of water in a double boiler over gently simmering water; stir occasionally until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the 1/4 cup of water, onion, celery, green pepper, and jalapeno in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk the vegetables into the cheese, then pour the mixture into a large pot; place over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
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  1. 19 Ratings


This truly does taste just like a favorite restaurant's recipe that I have been trying to duplicate for years. I'm embarrassed that is was so easy and I couldn't nail it! I cut the recipe in 1...

this was a good recipe but i used white american cheese a lot creamier

I made this for a party and it was a big hit! It tastes sooo good and is very addicting! It makes A LOT of dip, though. Tastes good re-heated the next day....and the next...

Authentic and yummy! I wouldn't call it "hot" though. For those who like it hot my "cheater" version is easy - simply add a few tbsp of med. salsa to the cheese of your choice ( I use Velvetta ...

This was very good and easy. I do not have a double boiler, so I just melted the heat the regular way over the stove in a pot. I also added a good bit of ground cayenne (red) pepper to the dip. ...

This is so much better than the stuff from a jar. It's worth the effort to make!

Made according to the recipe, and was fairly disappointed. This is very bland and was overly thick. The amount of vegetables called for didn't really contribute anything. I did scale the recipe ...

I scaled down the recipe to 10 servings for our family of 4 for New Year's Eve. I used a saucepan on low heat and it melted fine. The queso was a little bland for us, so I added 1/2 cup of medi...

Was not like any queso I've ever tasted in a restaurant . . . it would soon be out of business with a dip like this. Very disappointed. The celery added a weird taste and I missed the tomatoes. ...