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Super EASY 3 Cheese Queso Dip

Who doesn’t love cheesy dip? This super easy three-cheese queso dip is a family favorite. Make sure to save it because you’ll make it again and again.

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Christmas is over and now it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s and Super Bowl parties!  Most people like cheesy things so I usually go that route.  This easy three cheese queso recipe is a crowd-pleaser.  My kids ask me to make it all the time. You may not even want to share it’s so good!

This recipe is great because you can make it as spicy as you want it!  You can add jalapeños or none.  I love to serve it with cilantro.  My family loves cilantro.  I know many people don’t, but we eat it up here.  It gives it that Mexican flavor I love.

white bowl with queso dip with green napkin, chips and jalapeno slices

Super EASY 3 Cheese Queso Dip

Qdoba has a 3 cheese dip, but this is a little different. Qdoba queso is orange in color, as you can see from the picture above, this is not.

Ingredients for queso dip

Half and half– This is what helps make it creamy! If you have heavy cream, you could use that too.

American cheese– Some people have trouble finding shredded American cheese. You can use Velvetta (cubed) or just have them cut off a chuck at the deli section of your grocery store and then cube it at home.

Cheddar cheese– A mild or sharp cheddar melts the bests. Make sure it’s shredded.

Mozzarella cheese– melts great to a nice and smooth sauce. You can substitute this with Monterey jack cheese, but I like the way mozzarella cheese melts better.

Garlic powder– Make sure to use the powder so each bite tastes the same. Minced garlic will have chunks.

Cumin– gives this dish that great Mexican taste

Cayenne pepper– This gives it a little kick and you can add more if you’d like.

Who doesn't love cheesy dip? This super easy three cheese queso dip is a family favorite. Make sure to save it because you'll make it again and again.

How to make queso dip recipe

Step 1

Add half and half to the saucepan and cook over medium heat.

Step 2

When half and half is hot (just a couple of minutes), add American, cheddar and mozzarella cheese and stir continuously until cheese is melted and smooth.

Step 3

Add in garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne and stir.

Step 4

Serve with tortilla chips, salsa, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.

Tip 1

You can add the dip to a mini slow cooker to stay warm. I got one when I purchased my regular slow cooker and I use it all the time for dips.

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Super EASY 3 Cheese Queso Dip

Who doesn’t love cheesy dip? This super easy three cheese queso dip is a family favorite. Make sure to save it because you’ll make it again and again.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup half and half
  • 8 oz American cheese cubed
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Add half and half to sauce pan set on medium.
  • When half and half is hot, add American, cheddar and mozzarella and stir continuously until cheese is melted and smooth.
  • Add in garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne and stir.
  • Serve with chips, salsa, jalapeños, and cilantro.

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