Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Personalize Your Queso Dip

Football season has arrived, which means it's snack time for your tailgates and football viewing parties.  Today, I have Elizabeth here, who writes on behalf of Queso For All, to kick off the season with some great ways to amp up your queso dips.  Score a touchdown with these great mix and match ideas!

This is a guest post from Elizabeth L. on behalf of Queso for All.  Check out www.quesoforall.com to find the original recipe for queso dip, along with other fun queso goodness.

Personalize Your Queso Dip!


Queso dip is pretty simple, right?  Microwave some RO*TEL and Velveeta, and you’re done—instant cheesy goodness.  Why stop there, though?  You can try out all sorts of different ingredients in your queso dip.  There were some great dip recipes on Sweet Little Bluebird recently, so let’s add some more!  Check out the following queso dip ideas.

Basic Queso Dip Recipe

First, start with a basic queso dip recipe:
·  1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
·  1 lb. (16 oz.) Velveeta®, cut into ½-inch cubes

Put both of these ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes on HIGH.  Now, you’re ready to mix and match:

·         Garlic Bread—Try using strips of garlic bread for dipping instead of chips.  Regular bread sticks would work, too.

·         Cornbread—Cornbread has a subtle flavor that pairs perfectly with spicy food so it would also be a perfect replacement for the traditional tortilla chip.

·         Fresh Tomatoes—Dice fresh tomatoes and then sauté in a pan.  The tomatoes are then ready to be thrown into the dip itself.

·         Steak—If you have any leftover steak, just slice the meat into thin pieces, heat, and add to the queso dip.

·         Potatoes, Bacon, and Sour Cream—Craving a loaded baked potato?  Mix a diced baked potato, crumbled cooked bacon, and sour cream into your queso dip for a delicious appetizer.

·         Chicken Sausage or Grilled Bratwurst—Cooked chicken sausage or grilled bratwurst can be sliced and added to your queso dip for a meatier version of the original queso dip.

·          Spinach—Sauté spinach so that it’s slightly wilted.  Now it’s ready to go into the pre-prepared queso dip.

Do you ever make your own customized queso dip?  Tell us all about your homemade queso recipe, and you could have your queso dip featured on our website!


Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Love all the ideas. Yum, cheese dip.

Anonymous said...

Try putting a clove of chopped or minced garlic. Really good!

k777s@aol.com said...

Try putting a clove of garlic, chopped or minced in the Queso. Really good!