How to Make Queso Dip with Real Cheese

Football season is upon us! And that means appetizers and parties. I love a good queso dip, but the fake cheese? Not so much. Fortunately, it is possible to make queso dip with real cheese!

Queso Dip made with real cheese

Did you even know you could? I didn’t.  So I was THRILLED a while back when I read about cheese dip with real cheese. I never thought it was possible until I read over at Sweet Hersey Kisses that Cara made a cheese sauce without velveeta. Oh boy!

queso ingredients

All you need for this delicious recipe is some evaporated milk, cheese of your choice,  Arrow Root Powder , canned tomatoes (rotel style), and ground beef if you want! If you don’t want to use Arrow Root Powder, corn starch also works. I also recommend grass-fed, locally produced beef. We get ours from an Amish Farmer and I love that he feeds his cows organic feed. Although the beef I buy isn’t certified organic, I know the farmer and I’m comfortable with my choice. I hope you’re lucky enough to have a great local option as well!

del monte quesoHow to Make Queso Dip with Real Cheese

Making the queso dip is very easy! Just mix cheese and arrow root powder, and melt it with the evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. While it’s melting, you need to whisk, whisk, whisk. Keep whisking until it’s bubbly and thick. I promise, all the whisking is worth it! Once the cheese has turned into a delightful sauce, add the tomatoes and browned beef. Heat through and serve with your favorite chips!queso dip crockpotQueso Dip made with REAL CHEESE. You know you want some. Move over Velveeta…you have just been eliminated. 😉

Queso Dip with Real Cheese

A delicious cheese dip made with real cheese instead of velveeta!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz shredded {real} cheese - use whatever kind you want. I used a combo of sharp white cheddar & Gouda
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 TBS arrow root powder {or corn starch}
  • 1 can Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis
  • 1 pound cooked ground beef, grease drained

Instructions

  1. Mix the corn starch with the shredded cheese.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the cheese and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir until you reach the desired consistency {up to 10 minutes!}
  4. Add tomatoes and ground beef and cook just until heated through {1-2 minutes}.
  5. Enjoy with your favorite chips!
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Have you made queso with real cheese before? I’d love to hear your experience. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis for my seven layer dip Thank you for hosting this giveaway Louis pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com
  2. Last year a friend of mine made us some queso with velveeta. It was SO good and definitely took me back to my childhood. However, I do hate using velveeta. So thank you for providing a recipe that uses real cheese! It looks fabulous and just in time for Super Sunday!
  3. I would go for the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies (I didn't even know that they packaged this) and make chili with it - though your recipe looks mighty good too.
  4. I make a chili con queso that uses chilis and tomatoes, would love to use the combo of the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis!
  5. I use Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes and Chiles in a dish I call 'Dorito Pie'. So yummy! [email protected]
  6. I would get the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies and make rotel dip using ground pork sausage and velveta thanks
  7. I'd be excited to try the tomatoes with the chipotle chilies because I have never had them! I'd most likely make a cheesy dip too!
  8. I would/will use the Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis al lot. Would be great in soups and sauces. Love anything with a little kick
  9. I had already decided to make the Football Queso dip you posted here as soon as I read it! Using the Green Chiles variety, of course. Sounds amazing...I'd better get started. :) Thanks! h4schaffer at gmail dot com
  10. i'd like to try the diced tomatoes with green chilis in my salsa! [email protected]
  11. I would most like to use the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis. I would use them to make Southwestern Chicken Rollups for lunch.
  12. I am so excited to make this! We always use Velveeta (plastic cheese...lol). It tastes yummy but I'm with you....I do not feel good/safe eating it.
  13. I always love football queso, and this recipe is the best. The first time I tried it, I tried putting actual footballs into a food processor, but it damaged the blade, so I had to buy a new one. Not suggested. LOL! The next time I made it, I tried using pork rinds instead for that pig-skin flavor and it was much better!

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