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Homemade Queso Dip in a white and gold bowl and a hand dipping a single corn chip into it.

Simple and Fast Homemade Queso Dip

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


If you need a dip that is simple, fast, and delicious, but still has homemade flavors, this is for you. My Homemade Queso Dip is popular in our house and can be ready in just minutes. This cheesy Mexican dip is a perfect appetizer or snack for the hungry people in your lives.


  • 2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup restaurant-style salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder or to taste (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat, making sure to stir to keep from scalding.
  2. Add All-Purpose Flour and mix to a paste consistency.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk until the mixture is smooth, making sure to stir to keep milk from scalding.
  4. The heating mixture should start to thicken. At this point, add the cheese and stir until combined.
  5. Add salsa, salt, pepper, chili powder(option), and cayenne powder (optional). Stir.
  6. Remove from heat and serve. Can serve warm or chilled.


  • Use a Restaurant Style Salsa for best results, but any salsa will work.
  • Here is my homemade restaurant-style salsa recipe.
  • Cheddar cheese is what we use, but really any meltable and shreddable cheese would work for this including swiss and pepper-jack.
  • Try adding canned green chilis or cooked taco meat for different flavors
  • I use this for corn chips, but it would also be great as a taco topping or to pour over burritos.

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