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Easy Baked Queso

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


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.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 32 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed (pasteurized cheese product)
  • 10 oz can tomatoes with green chiles 
  • Green onion for garnish, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a sauté pan, brown the ground beef over medium heat and cook with the taco seasoning packet according to package instructions. 
  2. Transfer the prepared taco meat to a 3 quart baking dish. Top with the cheese cubes along with the tomatoes and green chiles. 
  3. Cover and bake for 15-20 minutes or until melted and bubbly. Use a spoon to gently swirl and stir the dip together. 
  4. Garnish with chopped green onions, serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!


  • Easily keep this dip warm for serving by transferring it to a slow cooker and keeping it on the “Warm” function.
  • If you have a stovetop and oven-safe skillet, make this whole dip only in one pan!
  • Amp up the heat in this dip by using spicy taco seasoning.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 438
  • Sugar: 8.2g
  • Fat: 27.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 37.3g
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