Restaurant-Style Queso
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Yields: Varies
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or any other cooking oil you have)
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
  • ⅔ cup American cheese (I used Velveeta), grated
  • ⅔ cup Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
  • ⅓ cup Pepper Jack cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 roma tomato, seeds removed and diced
  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook onion and pepper with olive oil until soft.
  2. Add cream and shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is mostly melted.
  3. Add tomato and stir until sauce is smooth. (Feel free to add more cream or cheese to reach your desired consistency.)
  4. Serve with chips (and a margarita), and enjoy!
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at