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This addictive dish, which is essentially a Mexican version of fondue, is traditionally served as an appetizer. Queso fundido is best eaten straight from the oven when the cheese is still hot and bubbling. Simply scoop the cheese onto tortillas and roll it up like you do when preparing tacos.
Chile-con-Queso has morphed from tradtional Mexican white cheese and rajas (sauteed green chiles and onions) or chorizo to a full blown Tex-Mex version made with trusty Velveeta cheese. In an effort to create a happy medium between tradition and my Tex-Mex upbringing, I've designed a recipe that's truly the best of both worlds.View Recipe
This vegan queso is a great party food — it's rich and has a complex flavor that everyone from kids to grandparents loves. When you serve this dip, make sure it's warm. — Gene Baur, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.View Recipe
I'm not a huge fan of dips. Except sour cream French onion dip. And chopped liver, I like that. And salsa. Hummus is pretty good too come to think about it. And my grandma Helen's caponata. I kind of enjoy tzatziki come to think of it. And queso... now there's a dip.
I'm not from Texas, but then, do you have to be to be in love with queso? Processed cheese, canned diced tomatoes and green chiles, chorizo if you want, and minced jalapeños — that's it. Cheesy, spicy, zesty goodness. It crusts on the bottom of the pot, it coats chips in a way you know isn't just bad for you, but is the basic equivalent of dip pornography. First time I had queso, I was all, "Dude, how do you make this?"
But as any Texan will tell you (my girlfriend from San Antonio included) all you need for queso is Velveeta and Ro*Tel. What's Ro*Tel, you ask? Tsk, tsk. There are few ingredients in the world more perfectly suited for each other. That's an article right there: 10 Most Perfect Ingredient Pairings. Wait, what's the better hed? 10 Sexiest Ingredient Pairings? 10 Predestined Ingredient Pairings? You get the idea. Velveeta? Ro*Tel? Meant for each other. The only thing that makes them pair even better? Spice.
OK, fine. So I like dips. But I'm not crazy about chips. Unless they're homemade tortilla chips. Wait, and those really thin crackers. And Wheat Thins. Do Cheez Doodles count?
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I'm of the opinion that any Texan worth their salt should be able to make a damn-good batch of queso. And think what you will of commercially processed foods, the secret to this dish — the only way to get this right — is to use Velveeta. To give the dip a little bulk and a greater depth of flavor, I'm a fan of adding in chile con carne, but it can just as easily be omitted to make it vegetarian-friendly.Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Dips.View Recipe
Recipe Courtesy of Daiya FoodsThis Cheezy Queso Dip perfect to serve up at tailgates this year. The recipe is free of the top three food allergens: dairy, gluten and soy. It includes Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds.View Recipe
Watermelon, even though it's one of the sweeter fruits out there, works incredibly well in savory applications. In this light and refreshing salad, it's partnered with a host of savory ingredients: mint, parsley, corn, queso fresco, onions, vinegar, and a couple of twists of fresh cracked black pepper. It's bright and summery and is a perfect complement to any backyard barbecue.
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Blogger Heather Thoming has created a creamy, spicy queso dip, proving that the slow cooker is, in fact, good for everything. Watch how Heather makes it happen. Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker RecipesView Recipe
The chances are good that you’ve got at least one can of chili beans somewhere in your pantry. Grab it, add some Cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and chopped bell peppers and you’ll have a super creamy and delicious queso dip in less than 10 minutes, courtesy of BUSH’S®Beans.Click here for more of our best dip recipes.View Recipe
"When I brought this dip to a party, explaining that it was actually made from real Pepper Jack cheese, I was met with baffled looks. "What else is in it? Butter? Cream?" my friends asked. I smiled and told them it really was just cheese, plus a little water and sodium citrate. That means there is no added fat to impair the flavor or coat your mouth when you take a bite. That pure taste of Pepper Jack cheese makes it the best queso around."
— Judy Oldfield-Wilson, Online Writer
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Try this chile con queso recipe from celebrity chef Todd English. It's a great appetizer for Cinco de Mayo (or a nice cure-all the day after) and works well any time of year as a casual party dish for a tailgating event or potluck dinner.
This simple side dish of zucchini cooked with garlic, tomato, and scallion, topped with queso blanco cheese, is a delicious accompaniment to just about any Mexican-inspired meal. I put my own spin on it with a zippy Cilantro-Cotija Pesto.
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