Chilled Queso Recipe

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  • This Whole Foods copycat queso recipe is served chilled, making it easy for entertaining and the best creamy queso dip recipe for entertaining or tailgates.

    This Whole Foods copycat queso recipe is served chilled, making it easy for entertaining and the best creamy queso dip recipe for entertaining or tailgates.

    Chilled Queso Recipe

    I always seem to find myself coordinating with my bi-weekly runs to Whole Foods around lunch time. I wish it was for the salad bar, but if you know me, you know that I crave chips and queso. I never realized how much I could love a chilled queso though!

    I’m usually pressed for time on Mondays and Wednesdays when Isla goes to school…I try to squeeze in a week’s worth of work in just over 7 hours.

    It got me started on a bad habit that resulted in a delicious chilled queso recipe that’s great for entertaining. When I’m out of time, I call this chilled queso lunch. I decided it was time to start making it myself.

    Take Me To The Chilled Queso Recipe Now!

    Below you can find all of my favorite tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas relating to the recipe. If you’d rather get right to the point and skip all of that you can go straight to this sweet and savory cornbread recipe. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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    The Best Queso Dip Recipe – Perfect For Entertaining

    This time of year there are so many events where it’s hard to bring a warm dish to, like tailgates, or office parties. In these situations I turn to make ahead recipes that don’t require a lot of effort, but are also a little-unexpected {and maybe a little addicting!}

    Chilled queso is also great for entertaining at home – a little snack or an easy appetizer that you can just pull out of the fridge and serve.

    Dips are also the perfect icebreaker. Even the strongest willed can hardly resist a dip, encouraging everyone to gather around and mingle. This queso dip will do just the trick! If you try this copycat Whole Foods queso recipe, please rate it below, I’d love to know what you think!

    Secrets for an Amazing Queso Dip

    Make sure your cream cheese is completely room temperature. When cream cheese is not properly softened, it can add a weird lumpy texture and look to your dish. I highly recommend leaving the cream cheese on the counter for several hours, as opped to softening it in the microwave.

    Buy a good quality cheese. I used to think it was all the same and I could buy any brand I wanted, but man was I wrong. Make the little splurge and get a higher quality shredded cheese and you’ll notice all the difference.

    Feel free to play with the amounts to customize the flavors to your liking. Cooking should be fun, so don’t be afraid to make it your own to some extent.

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    My favorite thing about tailgate and party season is it gives me a great excuse to search for the best new appetizer recipes. Here are some of my favorites in my rotation right now. Be sure to check them out!

    A Chilled Queso That Never Disappoints

    Every time I make this queso it’s gone in minutes! I often have to come with a double batch because it’s that popular. So, if you want to have the office, or tailgate buzzing about your dish, you have to make this chilled queso. It’s a stress-free easy make-ahead appetizer that I know you’re going to love.

    If you try this copycat Whole Foods queso recipe, please rate it below, I’d love to know what you think!

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    Chilled Queso Recipe

    This Whole Foods copycat queso recipe is served chilled, making it easy for entertaining and the best creamy queso dip recipe for entertaining or tailgates.
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine Mexican
    Keyword cinco de mayo, dip, easy appetizer, entertaining, fiesta, game day, make ahead, snack
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 8

    Ingredients

    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 c sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 c cheddar
    • 1/4 c garbonzo
    • 1/4 c black beans {canned}
    • 2 tsp minced onion
    • 2 Tbsp green onion
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne
    • 1/8 tsp salt

    Instructions

    1. Combine ingredients and serve with tortilla chips, raw vegetables or crostini.

    Recipe Notes

    I highly recommend leaving the cream cheese on the counter for several hours, as opposed to softening it in the microwave.

    Buy a good quality cheese, you'll notice a difference.

     

    Nutrition Facts
    Chilled Queso Recipe
    Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
    Calories 0
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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