Lord, help us all! Our son found a love for processed cheese, but I made this Real Cheese Queso Dip that he also fell in love with! If you’re looking for a queso dip, but not the regular Velveeta cheese dip, this is one of my favorite easy appetizers for you!
Real Cheese Queso Dip
I have a problem … care to listen for a hot second? My son (he’s ten) … Well, he’s officially hooked on Velveeta Rotel dip… you know, the kind with literally two ingredients that you get the heeby jeebys when you wonder just how a food product can stay “good” for that long on the shelf or in the fridge? YES! It’s that one!
So, I set out to make the very best queso recipe that I could that contained real cheese – you know, a white queso with real cheese from the cheese counter.
And, I did it! Push the Velveeta cheese dip to the side, folks, there’s a new favorite in town! This real cheese queso dip is the real deal and it is a winner, winner chicken dinner in the Sorensen household and I am so excited to share the recipe with you!
For starters, you can either cook this cheese dip in the crockpot or on the stovetop. If you decide to make this on the stovetop, you’ll definitely want to cook it very low and slow and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. And, then after it’s all ooey-gooey and melted, then consider transferring it to a crock pot. I love my 2 quart crock pot – it’s the perfect size for entertaining! I have given this size of crockpot as gifts many a time as they’re also perfect for keeping taco meat warm for tacos, getting a small amount of pulled pork ready for dinner and more.
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Anyhow, this really is a dump and go recipe, so here’s what you’ll need:
Real Cheese Queso Dip
Preparation tip: in a medium size saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir often while this is heating up. Then, transfer to a 2 quart crock pot once heated. Keep on warm to keep the dip “dipable” and enjoy!
If you are looking for appetizers, you might also like these grape jelly meatballs that are always a hit, this spinach artichoke dip applebees recipe copycat or this salsa that tasted just like the kind that you’d get at a restaurant!
Real Cheese Queso Dip Appetizer Recipe
- 1/2 lb Pepperjack Cheese - cubed
- 1/2 lb American Cheese (White) - cubed
- 1 cup whole milk (maybe more for thinning the dip out later)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup regular sour cream
- 1 can Rotel
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every so often.
Or, in a medium size saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir often while this is heating up. Then, transfer to a 2 quart crock pot once heated. Keep on warm to keep the dip "dipable" and enjoy!