This crock pot queso dip is the easiest way to make the perfect dip for your chips. It’s creamy, spicy, smooth, and barely takes any work.
Queso is one of my favorite foods. What’s not to love about a bowl of hot creamy cheese that you can dip tortilla chips in? Unfortunately, store-bought queso can be a little bland and have a bad texture, so I like to make it myself. You can opt for this super easy crock pot queso dip or my White Queso is made over the stovetop.
This queso is so rich and smooth, with the perfect kick of heat from green chiles and pepper jack cheese. Whether you’re using it as a dip or a condiment, it’s a blast of cheese that makes every dish better. You’ve got to try it!
Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot White Queso Recipe
I make this crock pot cheese dip all the time, and it’s always a hit. Here’s why you have to make it.
- So easy. The only thing you have to do to make this recipe is add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir it a few times. That’s it! It really couldn’t be any easier than that. You can make this recipe in your sleep, and you won’t dirty up your kitchen at all.
- Versatile. I use crock pot queso dip in so many different ways. It’s perfect as a dip for chips, but that’s just the start of it. I also like to put it on nachos, tacos, and fries, in burritos and wraps, or even as a sauce for burgers and sandwiches. Anytime you might use some cheese or a sauce, you can use queso.
- Great for parties. Chips and dip are the ultimate party food, and this slow cooker queso dip is no exception. Everybody loves queso, so it will be popular if you’re having a party or attending a potluck. And if you serve it in your crock pot with the heat turned to the warm setting, it will stay warm and creamy for hours. You can even double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to make sure you have enough of this cheesy, gooey, spicy sauce for everyone.
Here’s everything you need to make this homemade queso dip. Make sure to check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- White American Cheese – find in the deli at your grocery store
- Cream Cheese
- Canned Green Chiles
- Evaporated Milk
How to Make Crock Pot Queso Dip
Here’s how to make this incredibly easy queso dip recipe. It barely takes any work!
- Add the ingredients. Put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker, then put the lid on.
- Cook. Turn the crock pot on low, and cook for 2-3 hours. Stir the queso every half hour or so.
- Serve. Once the queso is fully melted and completely smooth, transfer it to a serving dish and serve immediately, or turn the crock pot to warm and serve directly out of it.
Tips, Tricks, and Variations
Here are a few tricks and variations that you can try when making this white queso dip.
- Keep stirring after serving. If you’re serving the crock pot queso dip at a party, it’s best to serve it in the slow cooker, turned to the warm setting. However, the cheese sauce will sometimes start to solidify even when it’s still in the crock pot. To keep this from happening, give it a stir every now and again. That way the queso dip will stay smooth and creamy for hours.
- Try different cheeses. Feel free to try a combination of different cheeses depending on what you like and what you have around. That said, it’s important to have some American cheese in the recipe because it melts really well and gives the queso dip that smooth, velvety texture. And the cream cheese ensures that the queso is super creamy. So I recommend keeping those cheeses, and replacing the pepper jack if you want to try a different kind of cheese.
- Adjust the chiles to taste. If you’re worried about the queso being too spicy, you can use fewer green chiles. Then, when the queso dip is done cooking, give it a taste and add more chiles if it needs an extra kick. If you like it spicy, switch to jalapenos!
What to Serve With Crock Pot Queso Dip
My favorite way to serve homemade queso is with Homemade Tortilla Chips, along with some Guacamole and Fire Roasted Salsa. It’s also perfect on top of BBQ Chicken Nachos or Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Leftover queso will last for at least 4 days in the fridge as long as you store it in an airtight container. You can reheat the dip in the microwave on 80% power in 15-second increments, or over the stove on medium-low heat. Make sure to stir the queso constantly when reheating. If yours thickens too much, you can add a splash of milk to thin it out.
Can You Freeze Homemade Queso?
Yes, you can definitely freeze this crock pot queso recipe. Make sure that the cheese dip is completely cool, then transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the freezer. It will last in the freezer for 6 months. Let the queso thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
More Easy Dips to Make
Whether I’m eating alone or hosting a party, I love dips and sauces. Here are some of my favorite easy dip recipes for you to try making.
- 8 oz pepper jack cheese
- 8 oz white American cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- Add all of the ingredients to a crock pot and put the lid on.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours, while stirring a couple of times.
- When the dip is completely smooth and melted, transfer the queso to a serving bowl, or turn the crock pot to warm and serve directly out of it.
- Leftover queso dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days or in the freezer for 6 months.
- Reheat in a microwave on 80% power in 15-second increments or on the stove over medium-low heat. Stir frequently when reheating.
- If serving the queso in the crock pot, stir occasionally to keep it from solidifying.
Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 77mgSodium 635mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 14g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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