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5 from 9 votes

Homemade Queso Dip Recipe

This creamy & flavorful homemade queso dip is the perfect party app. It's easy to make and even easier to devour! Plus, no processed cheese required.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 314kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 2 tbsp canned green chiles chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 oz cream cheese cut into cubes and softened*
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch black pepper
  • 8 oz mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese shredded**


  • In a large skillet set over medium heat add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the onion, garlic and jalapeño. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Add the chopped chilies, then the half & half. Whisk in the cornstarch and bring to a low simmer. Turn the heat to low, whisk in the mustard, paprika, coriander and black pepper.
  • When the mixture is smooth, sprinkle in the cheese a little at a time and continue to whisk until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.


*Try using 1/3 the fat cream cheese for a lighter version
**Try swapping out the white cheddar for pepper jack!
-You can easily add seasoned ground beef or sirloin tips to this dip!
-If you plan on making this ahead of time, store in the refrigerator until needed, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the queso to prevent a skin from forming. Reheat in a skillet or in a small crockpot warmer (you may need to add a splash or two of half and half to loosen it up).


Serving: 8serving | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 1mg