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Slow Cooker Queso Recipe

Course: appetizer/dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 402kcal
This Crockpot Queso Cheese Dip is a real crowd pleaser. Great for any gathering, from last minute parties to game night. Slow Cooker Queso is easy to make and irresistible, this smooth and creamy cheese dip is perfect for your favorite chips, bread or nachos!
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Ingredients

  • 30 ounces Fire-Roasted Tomatoes with Green Chilies Rotel-style
  • 24 ounces whole fat evaporated milk
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 pound white American block cheese cubed
  • 1 pound yellow American block cheese cubed
  • 1 pound Velveeta Queso Blanco cheese cubed
  • 7 ounces Supremo Mexican Blend cheese shredded
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded & ribs removed, diced
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder optional

Instructions

  • Spray a large slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray and set the temperature to HIGH.
  • Add the tomatoes, milk, lime juice, cheeses and cilantro; mix well.
    30 ounces Fire-Roasted Tomatoes with Green Chilies, 24 ounces whole fat evaporated milk, 1 lime, juiced, 1 pound white American block cheese, 1 pound yellow American block cheese, 1 pound Velveeta Queso Blanco cheese, 7 ounces Supremo Mexican Blend cheese, ½ bunch fresh cilantro
    how to make crockpot queso
  • Place the lid on top of the slow-cooker.
  • Place the oil, onions and jalapeno peppers in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Sauté the vegetables until tender and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 jalapeno peppers, ½ yellow onion
    how to make crockpot queso
  • Add cumin, red pepper flakes and chili powder; stir well and cook an additional 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
    1 teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon chili powder
    how to make crockpot queso
  • Add the sautéed vegetables to the cheese mixture and stir well.
    how to make crockpot queso
  • Replace the lid leaving it slightly ajar. Stir the cheese several times until the cheese is completely melted, about 30 minutes.
    how to make crockpot queso
  • Lower the temperature to WARM and stir about every 15-20 minutes. If needed, add a little evaporated milk if it thickens during warming.
  • Serve with your favorite chips/vegetables/crackers.

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Notes

  • Serves: About 6-8 cups cheese dip – enough to serve an entire party J
  • This Queso Dip can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept refrigerated in an airtight container. Reheat in the slow-cooker before serving.
  • For your cheese mix, it’s best to buy most of your cheese in chunks or blocks and grate the cheese yourself. Pre-packaged shredded cheese is mixed with non-clumping agents, which prevent the cheese from melting into a smooth sauce.
  • Make sure to spray your slow cooker with non stick cooking spray before using it.
  • Stir the cheese mix regularly, to help achieve and consistently smooth texture.
  • If the sauce is getting too thick, add a dash more evaporated milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1537mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1123IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 966mg | Iron: 1mg