This is a quick, easy, items-on-hand, 'real' cheese queso dip that's amazing. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; whisk flour into melted butter until smooth. Slowly pour milk into flour mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in onion powder and garlic powder; simmer for 2 minutes. Add Monterey Jack cheese while stirring constantly until melted, about 5 more minutes.

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Cook's Note:

Saute onion and garlic with butter instead of using powders, or add chiles, jalapenos, or tomatoes to taste.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 16.8g 26% DV; cholesterol 48.5mg 16% DV; sodium 247.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
This sauce turned out perfectly and made for some great nachos! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2017
Very bland I would use a different type of cheese next time. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
This sauce turned out perfectly and made for some great nachos! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
Do yourself a favor and use an immersion blender (in a safe container) after you add the milk. It will make it super smooth before you add the cheese. Also when adding the cheese GO SLOWLY do a handful at a time and stir until that handful is gone then do the next. Recipes amounts are perfect although I had to use half & half instead of whole milk and did 4 oz Monterrey Jack and 4 oz sharp cheddar. That's another thing: grate your cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese is coated in a mixture that inhibits clumping which can make it harder to incorporate. Hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2015
This is a great queso! I am anti processed cheese "foods" so this is perfect. I make a batch then keep it in a small crock pot to stay warm. I added a 1/2 can of green chiles for flavor and color. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2017
Very bland I would use a different type of cheese next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2016
Made exactly as written. Very bland. Not impressed. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2017
Must have done something not right as my queso was grainy like the flour or dried spices didnt cook into themselves Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
This was great! I loved that it was real cheese and not the fake cheese! The only thing I added was a can of green chilis to give it a little spice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
I really liked it but I wanted it a bit thinner Just add some more milk if you like it thin Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2019
Made it exactly how it said Yea its a wee bit bland but you can add extra stuff to it like other spices or salsa. I added my uncles homemade salsa to it! Read More