Velveeta Cheese Dip

LAST UPDATED: Sep 02, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 14, 2020 | 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 Queso is quick and easy to make and ready to serve in 10 minutes!

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I’m on a dip-kick. In fact, I almost always am. It’s such a great appetizer or snack and easy to serve. Even better, it’s always a crowd pleaser. This Velveeta Cheese Dip is so creamy – with a twist!

After sharing my copycat recipe for apple chipotle vinaigrette I thought it was time to share another one of my Chevy’s (and childhood) 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.

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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.

Of course you’re also going to need a killer margarita to go with your queso.

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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.

And if you love entertaining in the easiest possible way- don’t miss these delicious little cheddar cheese tarts!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

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

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

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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!

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!

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Velveeta Cheese Dip Ingredients

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

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  • Velveeta – A wonderfully smooth cheese that when melted it has a wonderfully creamy and lump free texture.
  • Heavy Cream – Cream adds a wonderfully flavor and creamy texture. Substitute with milk in a pinch.
  • Poblano Pepper – This Mexican green chili adds more flavor than heat.
  • Jalapeño Pepper – Jalapeños are slightly hotter than poblanos and bring the heat to this dip. Be sure to dessed them or the dip can be too hot.
  • White Onion – I love the tang that the white onion brings. Dice it finely so that it’s not too overpowering. You can substitute yellow onion if you prefer.
  • Cilantro – Cilantro brings a wonderful freshness to this dip. If you don’t like cilantro, you can simply eliminate it.
  • Tomato – Some diced tomatoes bring some acid to the cheese dip to cut through the creaminess and add texture in each bite.
  • Lime Juice – Use fresh squeezed or 100% real lime juice to give the dip great consistency.
  • Black Pepper – I like to add just a little black pepper to really help all of those flavors come alive!
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Variations

  • Add MeatFor the meat lovers in your life, add ground pork sausage, ground beef or chorizo.
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How to Make Velveeta Cheese Dip

  1. Prep – Chop and dice ingredients.
  2. Combine – In a saucepan over low heat, combine cheese, cream and vegetables. A silver pan on stovetop filled with velveeta cheese dip ingredients. Stir until smooth. A silver pan on stovetop filled with velveeta cheese dip ingredients.
  3. Finish – Stir in the lime juice and fresh cracked pepper to serve.

Serving Suggestions

To Store

Refrigerate – IF you find yourselves with leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave.

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Velveeta Cheese Dip

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 16 servings
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces Velveeta cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup poblano seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup white onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/2 cup tomato diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a sauce pan on medium low, add Velveeta, cream, poblano, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, and tomato.
  • Once the cheese starts melting, reduce to low. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in lime juice and pepper to taste.

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Notes

Substitutions

  • Onions and Peppers – Substitute with Rotel.
  • Heavy Cream – Substitute with milk in a pinch.
  • Lime Juice – Use fresh squeezed or 100% real lime juice to give the dip great consistency.

Variations

  • Add Meat – For the meat lovers in your life, add ground pork sausage, ground beef or chorizo.

Serving Suggestions

  • As a Dip – Tortilla chips or veggies.
  • As a Topping – Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, eggs, Mexican Breakfast Casserole and chili.

To Store

Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave.

Nutrition

Calories:60kcalCarbohydrates:2gProtein:3gFat:4gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:16mgSodium:228mgPotassium:69mgSugar:1gVitamin A:300IUVitamin C:3.4mgCalcium:87mgIron:0.1mg
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