Beauty shot of Molly Yeh's Swirly Yogurt Queso with Cilantro Cream as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 11.
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Swirly Yogurt Queso with Cilantro Cream

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings (about 2 cups)
Molly’s daughter Bernie loves cheese, so she had to make her a pool of queso as an appetizer for her birthday. This recipe is extra delicious with the addition of tangy yogurt that cuts the richness of the cheese and keeps you dipping back for more!



  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, jalapeño (if using) and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and continue cooking for 1 more minute. Add the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cheese, stirring until melted, and then add 2/3 cup of the yogurt and the cayenne, red pepper flakes, a few turns of pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  2. To make the cilantro cream, mix the cilantro with the remaining 1/3 cup yogurt and a pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper.
  3. Serve the queso warm with the cilantro cream dolloped in the center and swirl around to make a pretty pattern. Top with a sprinkle of cayenne, a turn of black pepper and cilantro leaves.