Homemade Queso

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This queso is incredibly cheesy and has just enough heat, but you can customize it to taste. Tip: transfer the dip to a small slow cooker to keep warm. Give it a stir every now and make sure to buy plenty of chips, you are going to need them!
10 min Prep Time
10 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Servings: 8 to 10 servings

Servings: 8 to 10 servings


  • For the queso:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (5.2-oz) creamy cracked pepper cheese (such as Boursin)
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, or to taste
  • For serving:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Pickled jalapeños


Step 1

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the half-and-half, stirring frequently until thick, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in black pepper cheese, keep stirring until melted. Add shredded cheeses and stir until melted. Add hot sauce and check for seasoning.

Step 3

Keep on very low heat until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños.