Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Heyohhh Queso

I love all cheese. This includes the Tostitos melty cheese, full of 498 trillion preservatives. This weekend I made queso blanco, and it was good, a nice change from dips I typically make. Quick and easy too.

1 pound sharp American cheese from the deli (you can use regular American too)
4 ounces pepperjack cheese (I used a block and cut it in half)
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 large jalapeno pepper, diced fine, seeds removed
1 TBS olive oil
1 can Rotel with diced green chiles, drained
1 4 oz can diced green chiles
3/4 cup fat free half & half (more if you want it to be thinner)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Shred cheeses - I use a food processor to do this and it's done in seconds. If you don't have a food processor, you can cut them. Do that and set aside.

Drain Rotel with green chiles and separate green chile cans in a collander.

Saute onion and pepper in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add cheeses and stir until about 3/4 melted. Add tomatoes and diced green chiles and stir to incorporate. Add spices and half and half, stir continually until fully melted.

Transfer to a mini crock pot to keep warm. Serve with tortilla chops, on top of nachos, or drink it alone. Whatever floats your cheese boat.

The cheese stands alone...
Until you introduce chips.
Then the party starts.
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Martinis & Bikinis


  1. Best haiku ever!! I love all the cheese all the time! I'll definitely have to give this recipe a try. I've been on the hunt for a good queso blanco recipe--most of the store "queso blancos" are very very bland!

  2. i'm a huge cheese fan too. when i went to italy, there were stores dedicated ALL TO CHEESE. like, you'd walk in and there'd be walls upon walls of cheese. and the best part? SAMPLES nom nom. and right beside cheese stores were others dedicated only to cured meats and the store beside that - breads. basically, i died and went to heaven.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  3. I love queso! I would drink it. You really can't go wrong with any cheese at all. Totally saving this one!

  4. How can you go wrong with queso?
    Answer: you can't!!!

    Sounds delicious. We have a family gathering on Sunday, and the pregnant hostess wants Mexican themed. I may have to make this, but not use so much jalapeƱo! Yum!!

  5. Love the Haiku- I need to hone some haiku skills. I am just such a rhymer! I will save that recipe. #youcanneverhavetoomuchcheese Stay warm! After Wednesday, there is no more cold weather allowed in this area.
    Only 60 degrees and above, lows of 50. #please Love your MOMMA

  6. Today's haiku is amazing. Also, I love queso in all its forms but especially when made with white cheddar. Yum.

  7. Yum... I can't pass up a good queso and great wine! I look forward to making this one very soon. Thanks for sharing, Steph!

  8. This looks amazing, I think I could make it. I love your Haiku this week!

  9. I also love all cheese, including fake cheese. And like everyone else, I think this haiku belongs in the Haiku Hall of Fame.

  10. I love to eat cheese
    (I wonder how it would freeze)
    it's not great with peas...

  11. Cheese of any kind is MY fave! I need this in my life...no chips necessary ;) haha

  12. I am a fan of all things cheese, especially haikus. I usually buy 2% milk cheese and bought the full fat stuff by accident this weekend, and holy shit was it good. John was like...what did you do to this cheese? Why is it so good?

  13. queso is my favorite food in the universe. need.

  14. Holy amazingness! Bring on all the cheese! :-D

  15. Such a clever haiku! I love the Farmer in the Dell. :) And this recipe is kick @ss!

  16. This sounds amazing! I might have to make some sometime soon...now to get one of my friends to have a party...

  17. I need a chips and cheese party in my mouth right now! Gosh darn that looks so good!

  18. This is seriously making my mouth water! I swear- when we finally get around to having a house warming party, I'm going to use all recipes from your blog! Mmm.

    Annnd best haiku ever! I love it.

  19. I'm a big cheese lover too! Anything cheesy or a dip with cheese wins my heart lol!

  20. This sounds amazing. I've long been trying to make a queso that was like a mexican restaurant. I can't wait to try this!

  21. Pepper jack cheese on ALL THE THINGS. This looks amazing and I wish I had it for lunch today. And every day.

    Have you ever made a grilled cheese with pepper jack? Life changing. Maybe I need to do a tutorial...

  22. Sounds totally better than block of velvetta and rotel. COUNT ME IN! I'm with the other - haiku was da bomb.

  23. This looks so tasty! I've been on the hunt for a good queso dip recently too, this will be great for an upcoming party I'm going to. Thanks for sharing!


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