Baked Queso Dip with Ground Beef


Simple and easy queso recipe with ground beef and full of flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 8 ounces processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes

  • 4 ounces Gouda cheese

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup half-and-half, or more as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground beef, red onion, and garlic in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until beef is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Drain any excess liquid from the skillet. Season with taco seasoning and mix well.

  4. Add cooked ground beef, diced tomatoes, Velveeta cheese, cream cheese, Gouda, jalapeno, and cilantro to an oven-safe dish.

  5. Drizzle some of the half-and-half on top (don't use all of it, save some to adjust for thickness later).

  6. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven to stir and adjust thickness with half-and-half as needed. Return to the oven and continue to cook until cheese is bubbly, about 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
20g Fat
6g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 11g
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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