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Easy 15-Minute Queso (Velveeta Queso)

A easy recipe of the classic Mexican inspired cheese dip! Melted cheese seasoned with chili and garlic powder, peppers and tomatoes. Served with warm tortilla chips.
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 134kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1/2 cup Chicken broth more if needed
  • 10 oz Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 lbs Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • cilantro chopped, optional


  • Add chicken broth, Rotel tomatoes to a pot. Bring to a boil. Then add cubed Velveeta cheese, garlic powder, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Lower to medium low heat and stir continuously.
  • Add more chicken broth at anytime to dilute it if it becomes too thick.
  • Once queso is smooth, cheese is dissolved, and queso reaches desired consistency, remove from heat.
  • Serve immediately with chips. Optional: Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


Other optional ingredients: tabasco and cayenne for spicier queso.
Other garnishes: cubed tomatoes, more smoked paprika.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 959mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 1mg
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