Queso (Cheese) Dip

This is the best queso dip! Being from Texas, I know my queso, and I think this is the one that beats them all! It’s full of flavor and all fresh ingredients. You can substitute half-and-half for the heavy whipping cream, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Original recipe makes 12 servings


2 poblano peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 Anaheim peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 pounds processed cheese food (such as Velveeta ®), cut into cubes
3 large roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1 large white onion, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place poblano peppers, Anaheim peppers, and jalapeno pepper, cut-sides down, on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Cook peppers under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place the blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow the peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins; dice peppers.
  4. Combine diced peppers, cheese food cubes, tomatoes, onion, butter, and cumin in a slow cooker.
  5. Cook on Low, gradually adding cream, until cheese melts and dip is heated through, about 30 minutes.


Calories: 293 kcal
Carbohydrates: 9.9 g
Cholesterol: 58 mg
Fat: 21.5 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 15.7 g
Sodium: 744 mg