As many of you know, my daughter is on the autism spectrum. She has a post high school program that she currently attends. This year she learned to make this easy queso dip there and wanted to make it at home.
You only need 4 ingredients to make this easy queso dip. First you need some American cheese. It can be regular or white. Either will work. I just used regular old Velveeta when I made this.
Next you will need some milk, a can of green chilies, and some taco seasoning. Optional would be some paprika. I sprinkled some on top of the queso for serving. Just to make it pretty.
To make this queso couldn’t be easier. Just add the cheese and milk to a sauce pan. Heat over medium-low heat until it’s all melted and combined. Once it’s ready, remove it from the heat and mix in the green chilies and taco seasoning. That’s it, it’s ready to enjoy. This is where you can sprinkle a little paprika on top if you want for serving, but it isn’t necessary.
If you want a spicier queso just use canned jalapeños in place of the green chilies. My family isn’t big on spice so the green chilies is perfectly mild for us.
My daughter likes to drizzle the sauce over tortilla chips and sprinkle some pico de gallo over that. I like to make my food processor pico de gallo if I’m in a hurry. Or if I have the time, I’ll make my homemade pic de gallo. Sometimes I’ll even mix some of the pico de gallo right into the queso.
- AMERICAN CHEESE (VELVEETA)
- CANNED DICED GREEN CHILIES
- TACO SEASONING
- PAPRIKA, OPTIONAL FOR SERVING
Easy Queso Dip
Real Mom Kitchen
- 1 lb American cheese cut into chunks
- ½ cup milk
- 1 4 oz can green chilies
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
- paprika optional for serving
- In a sauce pan, add the cheese and milk. Cook over medium-low heat until melted and combined.
- Remove from heat and mix in the green chilies and taco seasoning. Sprinkle cheese with paprika if desired before serving with tortilla chips.
Recipe adapted from Princess Pinky Girl.