FNK QUESO DIP **Game Day/Super Bowl
Food Network Kitchen
Food Network
Cilantro, Red Onion, Pickled Jalapenos, Unsalted Butter, Allpurpose
Flour, Domestic Lager
Beer, Milk, Montery Jack Cheese, Chipotle Powder, Tortilla Chips
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Queso Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings (about 3 cups)
This crowd-pleasing cheese dip is ultra-simple to make and easy to upgrade with toppings. Try the fresh cilantro-jalapeno mixture suggested here, or get creative. For a meaty version, sprinkle the queso with your favorite sausage (cooked and crumbed), or chopped pepperoni.



  1. Put the cilantro, onions and pickled jalapeno if using on a cutting board, and chop them into a rough mixture.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, and stir until it is absorbed. Pour in the beer and milk; whisk constantly until the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the Monterey Jack until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Transfer the queso dip to a warmed serving dish, a fondue pot or a small slow cooker set to warm or low. Sprinkle the cilantro mixture on top, and sprinkle with a little chipotle powder if using. Serve with tortilla chips.

Cook’s Note

For a smooth, melted queso, be sure to use preshredded cheese.