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Carrie's Southern Queso Recipe

Carrie's Southern Queso

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"Looking for a great cheese dip for that football party. This is easy to make and tastes wonderful. I have found it more common in the South, but they have loved it here in the North as well."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Combine the tomatoes with chiles and cheese food in a slow cooker; cook on High setting until melted, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 18, 2009

The easiest queso ever! It's a staple. A couple of tips: Don't drain the RoTel - you're supposed to add the juice. To give it a head start, melt the cheese (dice it) and tomatoes in the microwave, one minute at a time. Stir between zaps. For a heartier dip, add some ground beef that's been browned and drained. Keep a bottle of beer handy to thin the queso if it starts drying out in the slow cooker. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2009

Another variation on this popular dip is to add a can of chili.

Mar 15, 2008

I have been making this for years but had forgotten about it until we moved to Texas, where it is a staple appetizer at most Mexican restaurants. I usually make the whole 2 lb. block of cheese, and spice it up with more salsa, garlic powder and a little milk to thin it out.

Mar 08, 2008

I am from Georgia and make this all the time! The only difference is that I add one package of breakfast sausage (determine your own choice of mild, spicy, or hot), browned before added to the crockpot.

Feb 22, 2008

I add salsa to mine and make it spicier.

Dec 18, 2011

Yum! Added a few scoops of sour cream cause I needed to use up! A few dashes of garlic and onion powder and a small can of green chiles! Everyone loved! Great starter recipe!

Dec 31, 2009

Great basic recipe! My family's been making this forever, but adds a couple dashes of cumin, and some sliced scallions.... Always a winner!

Nov 03, 2010

Very simple and not bad. Someone gave me half a "loaf" of processed cheese so I used it for this. Since I only had half the loaf I only used one well drained can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 679 mg
  • 27%

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

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