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Easy Holiday Queso Blanco Dip
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Holiday Queso Blanco

Easy Holiday Queso Blanco is an amazing dip that takes minutes to make and only uses a handful of ingredients. With the busy holiday season, it’s a perfect appetizer to put together and serve for those impromptu visits from family and friends.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Chrismas
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (16-ounces) Velveeta Queso Blanco, cut into ½ to 1-inch cubes
  • 10 ounce can Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, drained (See Tip 1)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper, membrane and seeds removed, divided (See Tip 2)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons finely diced jalapeño pepper, membrane and seeds removed, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons milk if needed to thin the dip
  • Red and Green Tortilla Chips (See Tip 3)

Instructions

  • Heat Queso Blanco and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies in the microwave on high power for 1 ½ minutes. Remove from microwave and stir ingredients.
  • Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir ingredients. If mixture seems too thick add milk. Add 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of both red bell peppers and jalapeño peppers. Stir mixture.
  • Microwave for 30 additional seconds.
  • Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with reserved ½ teaspoon of red bell pepper and ½ teaspoon of jalapeño pepper. Serve with red and green tortilla chips.
  • Yield: 8 servings. (See Tip 4)

Notes

  1. May use the Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chilies undrained for a thinner dip. 
  2. May substitute red chili pepper for added heat or pimentos for the red bell pepper.
  3. May substitute regular tortilla chips for the holiday-colored tortilla chips.
  4. This dip may be prepared in advance, covered and refrigerated for several days. Reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 1mg