Spicy Queso Dip

Spicy Queso DipRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Amy Burke
For a milder dip, prepare with regular pasteurized cheese product.


Makes about 3 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (16-oz.) package pepper Jack pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips


1. Cook onion in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.

2. Combine cheese, tomatoes, and onion mixture in a large microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes, stirring every 2 1/2 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

Note: We tested with Velveeta Pepper Jack.