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Easy Queso Dip | Monterey Jack and Cheddar!

A thick cheese sauce flavored with jalapeno peppers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy queso dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 197kcal



  • Optional: If you are using chorizo, cook it in the skillet first and remove once fully cooked. Drain most of the excess grease. If you aren't using chorizo omit this step.
  • If you bought the cheese in blocks, shred 4 oz of each and set aside.
  • Add butter and garlic to a medium-low heat skillet and mix until fragrant - about 15-20 seconds (don't let the garlic burn).
  • Add heavy whipping cream and combine.
  • Slowly add in the monterey jack and white cheddar cheese while combining and ensuring the cheese melts until you add more.
  • Allow it to heat through and combine as you continue to mix for a couple minutes.
  • Add in salt and xanthan gum and combine. Mixture will thicken slightly.
  • Dice jarred jalapeños and toss into cheese and combine.
  • TIP: let it heat through until it's fully combined and resembles a queso dip - you'll know when it's done! No longer than 10 minutes at this point.
  • OPTIONAL: At this point you can add the chorizo back in along with diced tomatoes if you opt to use it.


Net Carbs: 1.5 g


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 17.2g