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Homemade Queso Cheese Dip

Course: Dips, Sauces, Snack
Cuisine: Stove Top
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 180 kcal

If you want a little extra spice to the queso, add some chipotle or cayenne powder. Or diced jalapeƱos if you like (it will just change the smoothness of the dip texture).
If the dip is a little thicker than you prefer after melting the cheese (different brands and types will vary after melting), whisk in a little regular milk to thin to your desired texture. You can also use more evaporated milk, but we prefer not to have to open another can for such a small amount.



  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or more to taste
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk , approximately if needed to thin the cheese sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle or cayenne powder (optional for spicy)
  • sliced green onion for topping (optional)
  • tortilla chips , for serving


  1. In a bowl, toss together the shredded cheese, corn starch, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Make sure everything is combined well.

  2. In a saucepan, add the evaporated milk and cook over medium heat until it reaches a low simmer. Add cheese mixture and whisk until cheese sauce is melted and smooth.
  3. If sauce is too thick, whisk in the whole milk until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Taste the sauce and add additional seasonings and/or optional chipotle or cayenne to your preferred taste. Top with the optional green onions.

  5. Serve with tortilla chips, on french fries, or with whatever you can imagine this delicous cheese going well with.

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