Velveeta Cheese Dip

LAST UPDATED: Oct 03, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Velveeta Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for any event! Velveeta Dip is made with Velveeta cheese, fresh cream, and fresh vegetables including diced tomatoes, poblano and jalapeño peppers, onion, cilantro, and lime.

velveeta dip on a chip

I’m on a dip-kick. I don’t know if it’s the chill in the air or that I’m not really ready to face the after-the-holidays diet others are, but I’m 100% content with it.

In fact, I’m not even slightly ashamed. I’m feeling happier than ever. You will be too if you dip this velveeta dip with me.

I recently shared my copycat recipe for apple chipotle vinaigrette that I can’t get enough of, so I thought it was time to share another one of my Chevy’s favorites – Chevy’s chili con queso. I have been addicted to this stuff since high school. It is so creamy with just the right amount of zest.

Growing up, we frequented Chevy’s. When our local Chevy’s closed down with no other local Mexican cuisine to satisfy the cravings. I never could find a jar of queso at our local supermarket that compared.

Like anything, fresh is best and that’s what makes this queso so amazing. Well, not counting the Velveeta. (Let’s just pretend it’s traditional cheese, shall we?)

Unlike most Velveeta dip recipes, this dip doesn’t use taco seasoning or canned Rotel diced tomatoes. However, if you’re in a pinch, you can use Rotel or canned green chiles. It’s truly up to you.

Fresh herbs and green chilis add all the kick this Velveeta Cheese Dip needs! This Velveeta Dip recipe is a blend of Velveeta, a hint of fresh cream, fresh diced tomatoes, a variety of peppers, onion, cilantro and lime.

Velveeta Cheese Dip in a bowl

When To Serve Velveeta Cheese Dip

One of the most amazing this about Velveeta Dip is that it’s always a crowd pleaser. It’s also the perfect appetizerfor any event and season!

We make Velveeta Cheese Dip for family games nights, Christmas parties, Super Bowl Sunday, Cinco de Mayo and more!  

The fresh flavor of this  warm Velveeta Dip is lends itself to a summer BBQ. Yet it’s cozy enough for quiet gatherings around the fire on a cold night. And of course, any Mexican fiesta!

More Velveeta Dip Serving Ideas

Velveeta Dip is most often served with tortilla chips, but you can also serve it with veggies for a carb and keto friendly alternative! 

It is also the perfect topping for burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, and chili. The options are endless. I even have a friend who tops his morning eggs with a bit of this queso recipe!

How to Make Velveeta Cheese Dip

You can make this dip on the stovetop in minutes or you can make it in a slow cooker on low to save time. You can even keep the slower cooker on  warm and serve it right out of the pot for an informal setting. Don’t forget to stir it regularly.

  1. Whether you’re making it on the stove top, in the microwave or a slow cooker, combine all ingredients (except lime juice and pepper) and stir until smooth.
  2. Blend in lime juice and pepper to taste. It’s just that easy!

For the meat lovers in your life, add ground pork sausage or ground beef.

The best chili con queso recipe - a Chevy's copycat cheese dip

How to Store Velveeta Queso

If you find yourselves with leftovers (somehow we rarely do), store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve it again, reheat on the stovetop or microwave on high.

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To see how easy this restaurant quality Velveeta Cheese Dip, watch the video in this post.

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Of course you’re also going to need a killer margarita to go with your queso. If you love this recipe, don’t forget to leave a 5 star review. You’ll also love my Queso Blanco recipe!

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Velveeta Cheese Dip

Velveeta Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for any event! Velveeta Dip is made with Velveeta cheese, fresh cream, and fresh vegetables including diced tomatoes, poblano and jalapeño peppers, onion, cilantro, and lime.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 16
Calories: 60kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Velveeta cubed
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1/8 c poblano seeded & diced
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded & diced
  • 1/4 c white onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 c tomato diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • On medium low, add all ingredients with the exception of lime juice & pepper.
  • Once the cheese starts melting, reduce to low. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in lime juice & pepper to taste.

Notes

You can subsitute rotel dip if you prefer
Garnish with cojita cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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