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Rich and Creamy Queso

Appetizers & Starters

Elevate your appetizer game with our tantalizing recipe for Rich and Creamy Queso. This indulgent cheese dip combines a harmonious blend of melted cheeses, aromatic spices, and a hint of smoky chipotle for an irresistible flavor experience. With its velvety texture and robust taste, this queso is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Serve it warm alongside tortilla chips or as a delightful accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dishes. Get ready to impress your guests with this gourmet twist on a classic favorite.


  • 8 ounces (225g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces (113g) Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced jalapeños


In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for 1 minute to create a roux.

Slowly pour in the milk while whisking constantly to prevent lumps.

Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble.

Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the shredded cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses, stirring until melted and smooth.

Stir in the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until all the spices are well incorporated.

Remove the queso from the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken further.

Transfer the queso to a serving bowl and garnish with diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapeños if desired.

Serve the Rich and Creamy Queso warm with tortilla chips or as a delectable companion to your favorite Mexican dishes.

Indulge in the luxurious flavors of our Rich and Creamy Queso. This gourmet cheese dip, featuring a melty blend of cheddar and Monterrey Jack, is enhanced with aromatic spices and a hint of smoky chipotle. Irresistibly smooth and decadent, it’s the perfect appetizer to elevate any occasion.