Queso Recipe Easy | 5-Ingredient Queso (so easy!)

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Easy Queso Recipe


  • 1 lb (450g) Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) diced onions
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: diced jalapeños, chopped green onions

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Step Duration Description
1. 5 mins Prepare Ingredients: Cube the Velveeta cheese, dice onions, and chop cilantro.
2. 2 mins Combine Ingredients: In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cubed Velveeta cheese, milk, diced tomatoes with green chilies, diced onions, cilantro, ground cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder.
3. 10 mins Cook on Low Heat: Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, until the cheese is completely melted and the ingredients are well combined.
4. 3 mins Season to Taste: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
5. 5 mins Serve: Once the queso is smooth and heated through, transfer it to a serving bowl.
6. 5 mins Garnish: Garnish with optional toppings like diced jalapeños and chopped green onions.
7. Enjoy! Serve the queso warm with tortilla chips or your favorite dippers.

Total Time: Approximately 30 minutes

Note: Cooking times may vary, so it’s essential to monitor the queso as it melts to achieve the desired consistency.

Feel free to customize the recipe based on your preferences, and enjoy this delicious and easy queso dip!

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