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)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy queso
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
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!
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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

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

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1.4mg