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The Queso You Need for Your Super Bowl Party (and Every Party After That)

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Hold onto your nachos, football fans, because this queso dip is about to become your new game-day MVP. It’s creamy, cheesy, perfectly spiced, and guaranteed to disappear faster than your team’s lead in the fourth quarter (unless you’re the Patriots, then maybe not so fast).

But this queso isn’t just for Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the perfect party appetizer, potluck dish, or even a weeknight comfort food. It’s easy to make, customizable to your spice level, and always crowd-pleasing. So, grab your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get ready to experience queso nirvana.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Mexican Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles (canned or fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings (optional): Chopped cilantro, diced avocado, pico de gallo, crumbled queso fresco


Melt the Butter and Sauté the Aromatics

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  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the Garlic and Jalapeño (Optional)

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  1. Add the garlic and jalapeño (if using) and cook for another minute, until fragrant.

Mix in the Cheeses

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  1. Add the cream cheese and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Stir in the cubed Velveeta cheese and cook until it starts to melt.

Simmer with Milk and Broth

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  1. Gradually whisk in the milk and chicken broth, bring to a simmer, and cook until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

Spice it Up!

  1. Stir in the green chiles, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • For a smoother queso, use an immersion blender to blend the mixture once the cheese is melted.
  • If the queso is too thick, add a little more milk or broth until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • If you like your queso extra spicy, add a few dashes of hot sauce or a chopped habanero pepper.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Try chopped tomatoes, olives, black beans, or even cooked chorizo.
  • This queso can be made ahead of time and reheated in a saucepan over low heat.

Serve your queso hot with your favorite dippers, such as tortilla chips, pita bread, crudités, or even French fries. And don’t forget the toppings!

I hope you enjoy this queso dip as much as I do! Be sure to tag me in your photos on social media so I can see your queso creations.

Happy dipping!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my other recipes for more game-day inspiration!

I hope this article is helpful and meets your expectations!

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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