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Homemade Queso

Creamy Homemade Queso without Velveeta.  This queso only needs a few simple ingredients.

Creamy homemade queso without Velveeta. This queso only needs a few simple ingredients.

I try to always switch up our dinner rotation but there are two meals that seem to make it in our meal plan week after week: pancakes and tacos.  I usually plan those meals for nights when James will be at the Fire Station because they’re kid-friendly and so easy to prepare.  On taco night we swing by a local restaurant and pick up fresh tortillas and queso to go with our meal.

Creamy homemade queso without Velveeta. This queso only needs a few simple ingredients.

I had some tortillas in the pantry that needed to be used up after I planned to make my Green Chile Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas but never got around to it.  I decided to use those for our taco night and couldn’t justify making a trip just for queso, so I made my own!  I was eating delicious homemade queso in a matter of minutes made from a few simple ingredients that I already had on hand.

My kids gobbled up this Homemade Queso without Velveeta in a matter of minutes.  They love to roll up flour tortillas to dip in the queso.

Creamy homemade queso without Velveeta. This queso only needs a few simple ingredients.

Homemade Queso

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 8 oz sharp white cheddar grated
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 5 oz petite diced tomatoes and green chilies (half of a 10oz can)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp green onions

Instructions

  • Combine 4oz cheddar, cream cheese, and diced tomatoes and green chilies in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in spices and continue to stir continuously until cheese is melted.
  • Once cheese mixture is fully melted and smooth, stir in remaining cheese and remove from heat. Top with green onions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 151mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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