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.
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.
- 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
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.