How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip

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How to Make Homemade Queso/Cheese Dip
Cheese dip is a party favourite. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Queso dip is a classic party appetizer when served alongside tortilla chips. While you could just open a jar of store-bought cheese dip and microwave it, making your own from scratch will allow you to customise the flavour. Queso dip typically features a Mexican twist, such as the addition of hot peppers or salsa. Serve the cheese dip warm for the best flavour and a creamy texture. If you want to keep the dip warm over a long period of time, place it in a fondue pot and allow party guests to spoon some onto their plates.

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Things you need

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Medium non-stick saucepan
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup canned green chillies
  • 2 tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup salsa

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  1. 1

    Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat.

  2. 2

    Stir in 2 tbsp of cornflour to create a paste. Next, incorporate 3/4 cup of sour cream into the mixture by blending well with a spoon.

  3. 3

    Pour 1 cup each of shredded sharp cheddar and shredded Monterey jack cheese into the pan. Reduce the heat to low and stir the mixture until the cheese melts.

  4. 4

    Add 1 cup of canned green chillies, 2 tbsp of chopped, fresh cilantro and 1 cup of mild, medium or hot tomato salsa, depending on your preference.

  5. 5

    Stir all of the ingredients together until the cheese dip is smooth and creamy. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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