This Loaded Queso Dip is literally one of the best snack recipes I’ve ever enjoyed. You just put it together, then dip away! And unless you make a gallon per person, it’s doubtful you’ll be taking home any leftovers–it’s that good.
If you’re all about THAT DIP, you definitely should check out these 30+ 3-Ingredient Dips, they’re just so easy. That way you know you’re picking the best dip for your party.
But back to this particular loaded queso dip. It’s fantastic. Let me repeat: fantastic.
It’s got that great super-creamy cheesey texture with all the yummy goodness of that, but then it’s also carrying all those bold flavors in the mix-ins that just make this dip unique.
I’d say, it’s probably one of the world’s best cowboy queso recipes, for sure.
How to Make Loaded Queso Dip
I’m not going to bore you with exactly what it takes to make loaded cowboy queso dip, because you can scroll on down to the recipe card for that and be ready to go in a heartbeat.
But what I am going to tell you are my little tricks for making sure that my loaded queso dip is the best you’ve ever enjoyed.
First, if you’re going to be serving this to friends as an appetizer for a larger meal, toss this off in a cast iron skillet before serving. Seriously good groceries. But it’ll also make it really easy for your guests to scoop.
If you’re making this dip loaded with meats for a party that’s more like a potluck, you should definitely keep it warm in a slow cooker. You don’t want those meats and cheeses congealing together–ew.
Once you’ve browned and drained your ground beef and sausage, you can always add just a hint of spice by throwing off some taco seasoning. I don’t usually do this, because I don’t feel like the queso needs it, but it’s something one of my friends really loves to do.
Use black beans, not pinto beans. The black beans are going to have more flavor and they’ll hold up better. The pinto beans kind of disintegrate a little.
Don’t skimp on the pepper jack cheese–it adds the pop of spicy that really brings out the flavors in this dip.
If you don’t like it, you can skip the fresh cilantro, it’s just something I love that makes it taste more “fresh” to me. But I respect that you might not love cilantro.
To actually make your loaded queso, just toss your RoTel and cheeses together in a pot or skillet over medium heat, then, add your remaining ingredients. Let it marinate together for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper if desired and serve with tortilla chips!
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
- RoTel – it is just canned, diced tomatoes with chopped green chili peppers.
- Tortilla Chips – I prefer white chips, but my guys like the yellow corn chips better.
- Coarse Ground Onion Powder
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Loaded Queso Dip Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
Must Have Resources:
When making Loaded Queso Dip at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
- Heat Resistant Spoon
- Non-Stick Dutch Oven
- Serving Bowls for Dip – Fun colors and perfect for individual servings of dip.
Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Taco Bake is seriously good groceries and the combination of loaded cheese dip with this recipe is exquisite.
Vegetable Side: Grilled Sweet Onions make my heart go pitter-patter and I can’t wait to add a little to my dip and chip.
Starch Side: If I’m making any additional side to go with this, it’s going to be Butternut Squash Fries because they taste ah-mazing dipped in the loaded cheese dip.
Refreshing Drink: Oh, you want a fun drink, too? Got you there with this awesome S’mores Mocktail.
Don’t forget Dessert: Pumpkin Cupcakes are a great dessert for anyone looking to make loaded queso dip and chips!
Best Dip Recipes:
Once you make this Loaded Queso Dip Recipe, you’ll be thinking you need more dips in your life. Good news for you, I have so many yummy dips in my arsenal, you’re sure to find one you’ll love.
More RoTel Recipes:
- 1 (28 ounce) can RoTel (diced tomatoes and chilies)
- ½ pound white american cheese, shredded or sliced
- ½ pound pepperjack cheese, shredded or sliced
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ to 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained (depending on how much meat you want in it)
- 1 pound sausage roll, browned and drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a large pot over medium-low heat, warm the diced tomatoes and chilies.
- Add in the cheeses, sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder while continually stirring, until the cheeses are completely melted and all the ingredients are well blended.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine before enjoying immediately.
To thin your queso, if desired, just add 1/2 cup milk.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g