Homemade Queso (Cheese) Dip


Homemade Queso (Cheese) Dip
Homemade Queso (Cheese) Dip
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  • Summary

    An easy homemade queso dip recipe made with three types of real cheese, onion, garlic, peppers, and spices in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for game day parties, holiday gatherings, or a relaxing night in!

    Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon of cooking oil (like THIS oil)
    • 1/2 a yellow onion, diced
    • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded & diced
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded & diced
    • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons of butter
    • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (or your favorite thickener with a smooth texture)
    • 1-1 1/2 cups of half & half (adjust according to desired thickness)
    • 8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated*
    • 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese, finely grated
    • 4 ounces of cream cheese, cubed
    • 1 (4 oz) can of Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
    • 7 ounces (1/2 a can) of fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained OR fresh tomatoes diced
    • Juice from 1/2 a lime
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder (like THIS powder)
    • 1 teaspoon of chili powder (like THIS powder)
    • Sea salt, to taste (like THIS salt)
    • Cayenne pepper, to taste
    • *Note: I urge you to buy block cheese and grate it by hand, as pre-shredded cheese is covered in anti-caking ingredients that can cause it to clump instead of melting into a smooth dip.
    • cutting board
    • sharp knife
    • medium skillet
    • medium saucepan
    • whisk
    • ceramic bowl or mini cast-iron skillet, for serving

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1025 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 60 g 92.3%
    • Saturated Fat: 34 g 171.45%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 134 mg 44.7%
    • Sodium: 909 mg 37.89%
    • Calcium: 1269 mg 126.94%
    • Potassium: 1764 mg 50.41%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 12 mg 67.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 91 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 31 g 122.4%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 37 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 57.19%
    • Vitamin C 22.86%
    • Vitamin D 0.45%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit5
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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