The Creamiest, Cheesiest Queso
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This queso recipe is rich, flavorful, and ~extremely~ cheesy! It's such a quick and easy crowd-pleaser, too. You honestly can't go wrong with a big batch of queso!
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 small onion, grated or finely diced
  • 1 jalepeño, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • canned jalepeños, pico de gallo, scallions, and/or cilantro to garnish (optional)
  1. Heat a medium-sized pot over medium high heat. Add a little oil, then add grated onion, garlic, jalepeño, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until onions are slightly browned and translucent. Add the can of evaporated milk and cornstarch, and bring to a simmer.
  2. With a whisk on hand, gradually add in cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and cream cheese. Whisk constantly, until the mixture is perfectly smooth and the cheese has completely melted. Turn off heat, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in chili powder and hot sauce.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and top with desired toppings. I like scallions, canned jalepeños, and a dusting of chili powder. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Recipe by My Southern Sweet Tooth at