10 Quick Queso Dip Upgrades
Ready to upgrade the basic, beloved queso dip? The home team always wins with these clever queso dip mix-in and meal ideas.
1. Pepper It Up
Top your queso with jalapeños, serranos, cayennes or other hot peppers, like we did in this Chili con Queso recipe. Leave the seeds and membrane intact, as shown in the sliced peppers, for more heat; discard them and chop peppers for a milder result.
2. Sprinkle on Pizza-zz
Spread a mild queso dip in a baking dish, add pizza toppings and bake until golden brown. Serve with breadsticks, garlic bread, or toasted Italian bread.
3. Take It to Buffalo
Spice up your cheese dip with Louisiana hot sauce and cooked chicken, and you get this heavenly dip. Serve with celery, chips or crackers.
4. Stir in Beans
Add a can of warmed kidney, white, black or refried beans to make a satisfying dip.
5. Start with Chili
Reach for a simple can or a good, homemade chili, then melt in Velveeta. This chili cheese dip does just that.
6. Toss in Cooked Veggies
Saute veggies such as chopped onions and bell peppers and add them to your queso dip.
7. Go Sweet & Smoky
Drizzle your favorite dip with taco or barbecue sauce, then pile on chopped veggies, more cheese and crumbled cooked bacon. You get a masterpiece like this.
9. Sauce up Your Nachos
Bake nacho fixings until hot, then douse ’em with queso dip. Grab the forks for unrivaled game-day grazing.
10. Make It a Meal
Ladle hot queso dip over these Sloppy Joe Dogs, or onto po’boys, Philly cheesesteaks, or even scrambled eggs tucked into a burrito.