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A bowl of real cheese dip, surrounded by tortilla chips.
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5 from 13 votes

Basic Salsa Queso Dip Recipe

I have *opinions* when it comes to the subject of How to Make Proper Queso Dip”. Among them: Velveeta is not fit for human consumption. Don’t @ me, LOL!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 6
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Fondue Set, Optional


  • ½ cup milk beer, or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup salsa of choice*
  • 4-5 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese**


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together liquid of choice and corn starch, until mixture is smooth and there are NO lumps. Add in salsa, stir until well combined.
  • Heat over medium, just until it comes to a simmer.
  • Add a large handful of cheese, stir until melted. Continue adding rest of cheese – a handful at a time – stirring until it’s melted each time. Stop when dip reaches desired thickness.
  • Allow dip to heat for another minute or so, after the final batch of cheese. Serve warm.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 996IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 579mg | Iron: 1mg