What’s better than a bubbling pan full of spicy, gooey, beefy queso?
This Easy Baked Queso is everything a queso dip should be: Cheesy and salty, with just the right kick of spiciness.
This one-dish queso is sure to satisfy your cheese cravings and is perfect for dipping chips, drizzling over nachos, or devouring by the spoonful.
Making queso in the oven is a great cooking method if you don’t have a slow cooker — or if your slow cooker isn’t large enough for the number of servings you need.
Simply mix a few ingredients, and you’re on your way to queso bliss.
Why KJ Loves
Easy Baked Queso
I love how quick and easy this delicious appetizer is! Who doesn’t love a vat full of liquid, golden, cheesy goodness? Grab a chip (or the whole bag) and dig in! The perfect appetizer to feed a crowd!
Easy Baked Queso Ingredients
There’s no other way around it: We need this liquid gold. There’s a reason it’s the gold standard for queso dip. Its smooth texture and even melting make it great for baking and dipping.
Tomatoes with green chiles
The most popular type is Rotel, but any brand will do. I love the subtle heat that comes from the green chiles.
Use any fat content that you would like. I used 94% lean ground beef. Since the cheese already provides some fat, you don’t need as much from the beef.
You can buy packets of taco seasoning or make the seasoning on your own.
How To Serve Easy Baked Queso
Tortilla chips are an obvious option.
But there’s so much more you can do with queso. (Don’t underestimate this melty miracle).
Try it with or over:
- Soft pretzels
- Baked potatoes
- Burrito bowls
Easy Baked Queso FAQ
How do I make my baked queso spicier?
If you want extra heat, try dicing some jalapeño peppers and throwing them in.
What cheese is queso dip made from?
This queso dip is made from Velveeta. Other queso dip recipes may use different types of cheese, like Monterey Jack or white American cheese.
What can I add to queso to make it better?
We love cooked ground beef in our baked queso. It adds delicious depth and heartiness.
How do you reheat leftover queso?
You can reheat queso in the microwave, stovetop, or oven. Make sure to stir the queso occasionally to reheat more evenly and prevent burning.
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