Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce | How to make Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce

By Vanitha Bhat  |  7th Apr 2018  |  
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  • Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce, How to make Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce
Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauceby Vanitha Bhat
  • Prep Time

    5

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  • Cook Time

    5

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  • Serves

    4

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About Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce Recipe

Creamy, spicy and cheesy queso sauce or Mexican dip is a flavorful cheese sauce, perfect to be used as a dip with tortilla chips, as a nacho sauce or even as a ready sauce in macaroni and cheese.

Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce

Ingredients to make Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onions
  • 2 to 3 green chillies/jalapenos/Serrano peppers
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • ¼ to 1/3rd cup of milk
  • 4 to 6 slices of sliced cheddar cheese (I have used Britannia cheese slices)

How to make Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. When the butter starts to melt, add the chopped onions, green chilies and 2 tablespoons of green onions.
  2. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes until the onions are soft and you get a nice aroma from the slightly fried onions, green chilies and green onions. Stir in milk (start with ¼ cup and add more if needed) and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring
  3. When the milk comes to a low simmer, add about 3 to 4 slices of cheese, roughly cut up and continue to stir. Whisk until the mixture turns smooth and creamy.
  4. If you find the queso mixture too runny, add more cheese slices one at a time until you get the desired consistency of the cheese dip. Do not stop stirring and whisking.
  5. Once you dip or sauce is ready, remove from heat, garnish with more green onions (and more chopped red onions for added crunch!) and serve hot as a dip with tortilla chips, potato chips, pretzels, crackers or with any Mexican dish.

My Tip:

You can add any type of cheese you have like grated cheddar cheese, mozzarella, tinned cheese etc. as long as they melt while heating. Stir in more jalapenos, red onions or green onions for more flavor and crunch. For a different aroma, try adding some dried oregano leaves, basil or even finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves in the cheesy mixture. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in airtight containers; reheat adding more milk to loosen the dip, stirring well, either in the microwave or over a stove top.

Reviews for Homemade Queso Dip/Mexican Cheese Sauce (3)

Anu Mittal3 months ago

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Hema Mallik7 months ago

Wowww...
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Esther Samuel7 months ago

Good one
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