True Mexican Queso – make real queso.

Everyone enjoys a spicy cheese dip such as Queso.  Whenever you go to a Mexican restaurant the temptation is always to order Queso, we will show you how to make this at home with our recipe.

True Queso

Thanks to tammie58 for sharing her recipe.

True Queso

True Mexican Queso – make real queso.

Make real Mexican Queso at home. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Queso
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 326kcal


  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell peepper diced
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely chopped
  • 2 Cans Chopped Green Chilies with juice
  • 1 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 pounds Velveeta Cheese, cubed into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 1/2 ccup milk


  • Prepare all ingredients for cooking. Do Not Use Water at this time. Keep water on Simmer on an additional burner. On medium heat in a Large saucepan melt 1 stick butter and all ingredients except garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cheese, and milk. 
  • When all veggies are tender and onions translucent add to the double boiler and then add your cheese. When cheese has melted add the remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat and stir occasionally for 1/2 hour so that all of the flavors blend well. 
  • This queso can be stored in the fridge for up to 14 days in airtight container. To reheat use a microwave or over a pan of water. Excellent over enchiladas, tortillas just wrapped with butter or over your favorite nachos.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1991mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 525mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Jeriah

    5 stars
    Velveeta is NOT “True Mexican Queso”! I think true Mexican queso uses American cheese, which is very close. But it was great.

  2. Andrea

    Can this be made in a crock pot as well? Or just double broiler?
    I think either one of those would work just fine when making queso. ~stephanie

    • admin

      The key here is to find the white cheese equivalent to Velveeta. I don’t know where you live, but here in Texas, HEB sells a white processed cheese that is a lot like Velveeta, but white, and with a different flavor.

      I hope this helps.

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