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True Mexican Queso – make real queso.

Everyone enjoys a spicy cheese dip such as Queso.  Whenever you go to a Mexican restaurant the temptation is always to order Queso, we will show you how to make this at home with our recipe.

True Queso

Thanks to tammie58 for sharing her recipe.

True Mexican Queso

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  • Recipe Type: Dips/Sauces, Reader's Reicpes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 10
True Mexican Queso

Enjoy this tasty homemade queso.


  • Double boiler
  • 1 large Tomato Diced
  • 1/4 Medium Green Bell Pepper Diced small
  • 1/4 Medium Onion Chopped finely
  • 2 Cans Chopped Green Chilies with juice
  • 1 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 pounds Velveeta Cheese, cubed into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk


Prepare all ingredients for cooking. Do Not Use Water at this time. Keep water on Simmer on additional burner.

On medium heat in Large saucepan melt 1 stick butter and all ingredients except garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cheese and milk. When all veggies are tender and onions translucent add to the double boiler and then add your cheese. When cheese has melted add the remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat and stir occasionally for 1/2 hour so that all of the flavors blend well.

This queso can be stored in the fridge for up to 14 days in air tight container. To reheat use a microwave or over a pan of water.

Excellent over enchiladas, tortillas just wrapped with butter or over your favorite nachos.

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  • Jeriah

    Velveeta is NOT “True Mexican Queso”!

  • dakotah

    How much water? you never said…..

    • Stephanie

      I would add a little water towards the end to get it to the consistency you enjoy.

  • Andrea

    Can this be made in a crock pot as well? Or just double broiler?
    I think either one of those would work just fine when making queso. ~stephanie

  • gedgar

    Looking for a recipe, a White Queso can you help me?

    • admin

      The key here is to find the white cheese equivalent to Velveeta. I don’t know where you live, but here in Texas, HEB sells a white processed cheese that is a lot like Velveeta, but white, and with a different flavor.

      I hope this helps.