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Spicy Queso Dip

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 3 cups
For a milder dip, prepare with regular pasteurized cheese product.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. Note: We tested with Velveeta Pepper Jack.