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Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #Mexican #queso #dip #recipe

A super creamy Mexican queso dip that retains its gorgeous creamilicious texture even after reheating.

I know, I have posted several queso recipes on this blog already–queso is a long-standing love of mine and all those close to me, it seems. Whenever the family gets together, I can bring loads of marvelous dips that most everyone who tastes absolutely raves about, but with my family, they turn up their noses at all the other dips in favor of the queso. They’ll dig through the fridge to find the queso and munch on it day and night. What can I say? We seriously LOVE our queso!

I have become really sensitive to the texture of queso since my son is uber picky about it. I was determined to make a queso that would STAY creamy when you reheated it. I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe, which originally started as a Qdoba copycat recipe and morphed into something of my own making since the ingredients for the recipes I have found for the Qdoba recipe are unattainable.

I tried lots of different things over several months of queso-making, but it seemed like everything I tried was wonderful when I first made it, but the texture turned grainy when reheated.  Finally, I called in the heavy cream and cream cheese. Not healthy, not light, but dang it, it makes a really super creamy queso–one that tastes like you ordered it at an incredible Mexican restaurant. The really great thing about it is when you make it at home, you get to make it exactly to your liking, controlling the heat by adding just the right amount of jalapeno. And oh, by the way, it costs less too.

Promise me you’ll make this queso for your next party. Your friends will love you.

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip


  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
  • 6 oz. Mexican quesadilla melting cheese, shredded (I used Queso Chihuahua)
  • 4 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 - 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh jalapeno (to taste)
  • 1 - 4 Tablespoons salsa (to taste)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until tender and translucent.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the cream cheese, quesadilla cheese and pepper jack cheese along with 1/2 cup of the whipping cream. Stir until the cheeses melt, then stir in the chopped jalapeno and salsa. Taste and add more jalapeno and/or salsa for heat.
  3. If the dip is too thick for your liking, stir in some more whipping cream (or milk) until it is the desired consistency. Serve warm with tortilla chips.


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Just look at that creamy goodness … don’t you want to just dive into that bowl?

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #Mexican #queso #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at Full Plate Thursday,  Let’s Get RealFoodie Friends Friday, Foodie FriDIY, Weekend PotluckHome Matters and Pretty Pintastic Party.

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4 Responses

  1. Hi there, this would be a super contribution to Food on Friday: Cheese over at Carole’s Chatter. Please do bring it over. Cheers

    January 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks for the invite, Carole! I’ll be over.

      January 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

  2. I’m a sucker for queso. I honestly could drink it straight from the bowl. Looks amazing and perfect for game day. Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFriDIY

    January 31, 2016 at 7:49 am

  3. This looks so rich and delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    February 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm