Famous Restaurant Queso Dip Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Famous Restaurant Queso Dip

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"Spicy, hot cheese dip, just like at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Serve in a slow cooker to keep it warm for a party."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Stir together cheese and 3 cups of water in a double boiler over gently simmering water; stir occasionally until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the 1/4 cup of water, onion, celery, green pepper, and jalapeno in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk the vegetables into the cheese, then pour the mixture into a large pot; place over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2008

This truly does taste just like a favorite restaurant's recipe that I have been trying to duplicate for years. I'm embarrassed that is was so easy and I couldn't nail it! I cut the recipe in 1/2 since it was just a side dish for 4 - wished I would have made the full recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2009

Authentic and yummy! I wouldn't call it "hot" though. For those who like it hot my "cheater" version is easy - simply add a few tbsp of med. salsa to the cheese of your choice ( I use Velvetta + sour cream)a can of sliced jalepenos (don't remove seeds!)and a squirt of real lime juice. We also like sliced olives - hot and chunky!

Dec 10, 2007

this was a good recipe but i used white american cheese a lot creamier

May 30, 2008

I made this for a party and it was a big hit! It tastes sooo good and is very addicting! It makes A LOT of dip, though. Tastes good re-heated the next day....and the next...

Jun 25, 2008

This was very good and easy. I do not have a double boiler, so I just melted the heat the regular way over the stove in a pot. I also added a good bit of ground cayenne (red) pepper to the dip. That added much more flavor and a little spice, but really wasn't very spicy. Needs a little more flavor somehow though.

Nov 09, 2009

This is so much better than the stuff from a jar. It's worth the effort to make!

Jan 13, 2011

Made according to the recipe, and was fairly disappointed. This is very bland and was overly thick. The amount of vegetables called for didn't really contribute anything. I did scale the recipe back serving-wise to use 1 lb of cheese, but proportionally, that shouldn't have mattered. I think this might be a good start, maybe add in some queso fresca or similar cheese.

Dec 31, 2008

I scaled down the recipe to 10 servings for our family of 4 for New Year's Eve. I used a saucepan on low heat and it melted fine. The queso was a little bland for us, so I added 1/2 cup of medium salsa. Everyone enjoyed it!


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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