Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe)

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

queso dip and guacamole on a plate with chips

Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe)

This Healthy Queso is loaded with flavor but light on calories. It’s our go-to guilt free option when we are craving an amazing cheese dip!

WELCOME CHEESE DIP LOVERS! I’m so happy to have you here. As you guys know, I simply can never have enough queso in my life. With Cinco de Mayo just days away I’ve been busy at the stove making every type of cheese dip I can think of in a mad dash to find the perfect recipe for my favorite food holiday!

This Healthy Queso Dip Recipe is lighter than a typical cheese dip (but it’s still cheese, so we aren’t making rabbit food here), but is still OH SO DELICIOUS. We have made it extra easy so anyone can make it and everyone can love it. That’s what we do!

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

chips dipped in queso cheese dip

Every good Mexican Queso Dip Recipe starts with the perfect spices.

As you guys know I’m an ambassador for Old El Paso. I love that their ingredients keep things simple and pack a punch. I used their jarred Jalapeno Slices as well as their Taco Seasoning to keep this Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe simple, tasty, and just the right amount of spicy. I like things to have a kick, but not burn your mouth off. If you’d like this queso even spicier, you can use their Spicy Taco Seasoning! Easy peasy!

Favorite Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo:

I have made so many fave recipes using Old El Paso products in my time as an ambassador (3 years now!). Everything from casseroles to homemade chips to Pumpkin Pie Chimichangas! Here are some of our best Tex Mex Recipes just begging to be made for Cinco de Mayo:

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

How to Make Healthy Cheese Dip:

We have made this easy cheese dip recipe healthier than most by using coconut milk, greek yogurt, and less cheese than most quesos call for. The consistency and flavor is similar to a jarred cheese dip you might find at the grocery store, although it’s a bit thinner and I love it served hot.

You can make this healthy queso and then keep it warm in a slow cooker for your tailgating party or Cinco de Mayo celebration! Your guests don’t even need to know how much healthier it is than most! WINNNNN!

Other favorite Queso Recipes:

We have something for everyone when it comes to delicious and decadent queso dip recipes! Please check these out and find one that is perfect for your family! If you’re looking for a skinny cheese dip recipe, than this version in the recipe card below might be the perfect pick for you! Yes ma’am don’t mind if I do! Other (equally delicious but higher calorie) favorites include:

Want even MORE hot dip recipes? Check out our Hot Dips Guide for more of our favorites!

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

Must have additions to the perfect Cheese Dip:

The ultimate queso recipe (including this HEALTHY Queso) needs a few add ins to make it extra perfect. My go-to ingredients are fresh cilantro, a real cheese, and diced tomatoes. I think those three things bring just the right amount of flavor and freshness to just about any cheese dip recipe!

What to serve with this Skinny Queso Recipe:

Okay we have figured out the dip portion of your tailgating or Cinco de Mayo party, but what about the MAIN course?! This Healthy Cheese Dip Recipe pairs beautifully with other Mexican favorites like our Chicken Nachos, Chicken Quesadillas, or Sangria Pork Carnitas!

And DON’T FORGET THE MARGARITAS! Every Cinco party needs a great party drink! Our favorites are our Skinny Margarita, Best Pitcher Margarita, Grapefruit Margarita, Strawberry Margarita Punch, and Frozen Watermelon Margaritas. CHEERS!

See the recipe card for How to Make Healthy Cheese Dip. Enjoy!

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Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!
Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Healthy Queso is an amazing and EASY Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe that has less fat and less calories than a typical queso dip recipe. We made this healthy cheese dip with coconut milk and greek yogurt to keep things low cal while not sacrificing flavor or texture. This is our favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo Appetizer recipe!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp Old El Paso Sliced Jalapenos diced
  • 2 whole roma tomatoes diced, divided
  • 2 tbsp flour (can use gluten free flour if desired)
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce Taco Seasoning (1/2 a packet) (Click for Homemade Recipe!)
  • 8 ounces Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • tortilla chips for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add in the diced jalapeno and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 

  2. Toss in half the diced tomato and let cook for approximately 1 minute. Stir in the flour, stirring so that everything is coated and combined. 

  3. Quickly after adding the flour, whisk in the coconut milk. Pour it in slowly, whisking constantly until fully added. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add in the taco seasoning and stir to fully combine. Continue to whisk off and on for 6-7 minutes or until thickened to your liking. 

  4. Increase heat back to medium and stir in the cheese one cup at a time (8 ounces is approximately 2 cups cheese), whisking until smooth in between batches. Stir in the fresh cilantro.

  5. Turn off the heat and fold in the greek yogurt. It should melt in quickly and fully combine. 

  6. Serve immediately with chips, garnished with more chopped cilantro and the remaining diced tomatoes. Alternately, you can keep warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 410mg 17%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 21%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2pots2cook
I truly enjoy your site ! Thank you for this creation !
Danielle
I didn't realize you had so many queso recipes on this site - I'm so excited! It's nice to have a lighter version! This sounds delicious and the photos are just amazing.
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you! If I could eat queso every day, I would. Thanks for saying hi :)
Srubio11
Why isn’t the serving size listed?
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