Queso is the ultimate party food and is a must for tailgating and watching the game at home. This tailgate queso is full of flavor and it is super simple to make.
This queso is a staple at pre-game tailgates. It is also perfect for watching the big game at home or any party.
It is full of flavor and super easy to make. You can do it on the stove top, the extra burner on your grill or in the slow cooker. Set it out and keep watching people come back for more!
My sister-in-law Jess and her husband, Anthony are both proud Northwestern alumni. They have a group of friends that tailgates at every home football game.
We try to join them at a game each year, though as the number of kiddos expands it gets a little more difficult. The regular tailgaters plan who is bringing what. There are a number of game day treats that have to be there.
This queso dip is a must-have. A huge pot of it is set out with plenty of tortilla chips and people just dip into the communal queso pot. It also gets slathered on brats and burgers. It is always a hit.
They make it in a large saucepan at home, then bring it to the game. It gets warmed back up on the extra burner on the grill.
Within seconds of the chip bags being opened and the pan being set on the table, the swarms of people surround it. They all know what’s in there and can’t help themselves.
We have adopted the recipe and make it at home now too. The easy part about making it for a party at home is you can use the slow cooker to melt it and keep it warm.
Just like at the tailgate, people swarm it the minute it is put out. It is great for all kinds of parties, but is a must have at our big game party.
Jess says she normally likes to make things from scratch or with store brands, but in this case she prefers using exactly what she spelled out in the recipe. Enjoy!
More Great Cheesy Dips
For another great chunky cheese dip, check out my recipe for super loaded queso. It has a little bit of everything in it for a hearty appetizer.
Or try using leftover pulled pork to make cheesy pulled pork dip. It is loaded with goodness and is sure to fill you up.
Fiesta dip is a fun cold dip. It is still loaded with cheese and spice, but is eaten chilled instead of warm.
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- 2 lb block of Velveeta
- 2 cans Rotel
- 1 can Hormel hot no bean chili
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Optional: diced jalapenos or hot sauce if you like more kick
- Cut Velveeta into cubes and put it and all the other ingredients into a saucepan.
- Cook over medium-low heat until completely melted. Make sure to stir frequently because it can scorch quickly. (Alternatively, melt it in a slow cooker on low heat)
- Serve with sturdy tortilla chips or on burgers, brats or hot dogs.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 746mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.