Whether I’m having a family gathering or we are enjoying our regular Taco Tuesday, there’s nothing better than a massive bag of nachos and a variety of dips. One of my all-time favorite dips is Mexican cheese dip, and it is always loved by everyone in the family. Today I’m going to share a selection of Mexican cheese dips with you that will be the ideal accompaniment for your next game night or family party.
Cheese Dip Recipes from Mexican cuisine
1. Easy Mexican Queso Dip
Isabel Eats shares this restaurant-quality Mexican queso dip that will be a hit with the whole family. It comes out smooth and creamy every time you make it and requires minimal skill or effort in the kitchen. The secret ingredient is cream cheese, which helps to hold the melted shredded cheese together perfectly and keeps it smooth for a longer time. Once you take your dip off the heat, you won’t have to worry about it getting hard like some dips tend to go.
2. Jalapeno Queso
This jalapeno queso will spice things up a bit at your next family gathering, and it can be made in a skillet which you can serve the dip straight out of. Half Baked Harvest has created this queso recipe that is easy to make and will be the perfect accompaniment for your tortilla chips. For best results, top your queso with either guacamole or salsa. Mango or pineapple salsa would provide a great sweet contrasting taste for the spiciness of this dip.
3. Baked Mexican Cheese Dip
This baked Mexican cheese dip from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts is spicy, creamy, and cheesy, and is ideal for a family get-together. The recipe calls for cream cheese, sour cream, spicy salsa, and cheddar cheese, and then everything is baked together until it’s ready to serve. If you like your dips extra hot, feel free to add some extra hot sauce into the mix to suit your preferences.
4. Mexican Beer Cheese Dip
Beer might be an unexpected ingredient to find in a cheese dip, but adding 6 oz of beer is the secret ingredient in this recipe from Betty Crocker. You’ll use packaged cheese to keep things simple, as well as taco seasoning for extra Mexican flavor. To contrast the cheese sauce, you’ll add chopped tomatoes, which will provide a little bit of freshness to this creamy dish.
5. Three Ingredient White Queso Dip
If you like to keep your recipes as simple as possible, try out this three-ingredient white queso dip from Buns in my Oven. In six minutes you’ll have one of the best queso dips you’ve ever tasted and all you’ll need to create it is cheese, milk, and taco seasoning. In just a few minutes, you’ll have the perfect dip for chips, tacos, vegetables, or pretzels. It doesn’t matter if it runs out since you can create another batch so quickly. You’ll want to use white American cheese from a deli counter, which can be purchased in sandwich slices, for best results.
6. Queso Con Carne Cheese Dip
For a rich and filling dip, try out this recipe from Mexican Food Journal, which adds chorizo, onions, and chiles into the mix. It requires just fifteen minutes of prep time, and then thirty minutes to cook, and you’ll create enough to serve eight hungry individuals. Velveeta cheese is the best option for this recipe, and you’ll want to add tomato and cilantro in before serving.
7. Crockpot Velveeta Mexican Cheese Dip
The Spruce Eats has created one of the best Mexican cheese dips using one of my favorite kitchen tools, the crockpot. If you like a flavorful and gooey dip, this is going to be great for you, and with only three ingredients, it’s simple and inexpensive to make. The dish requires between thirty to sixty minutes in the crockpot, and you’ll have to do little work to make one of the best dips your family will ever taste. It’s great for those evenings when you have unexpected guests or don’t have much time to get ready for family and friends visiting your home.
8. Easy Vegan Mexican Cheese Sauce
As a vegan, you may feel like this list of cheese sauces isn’t for you, but thanks to The Vegan 8, you can still enjoy the pleasures of Mexican cheese sauce. This dairy-free and oil-free recipe requires only six ingredients and ten minutes to create and will be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s great on its own as a dip, but would also be the perfect topping for your tacos or burritos.
9. Cream Cheese Bean Dip
If you love refried beans as part of your Mexican dishes, you’ll love incorporating them into this dip from Lil Luna. This recipe mixes together sour cream, Mexican cheese, refried beans, salsa, and cream cheese for a dip that will complement any Mexican dish. It’s great served with chips or tacos and is a filling alternative to your regular cheese dips. Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, you’ll simply bake everything for twenty-five minutes in the oven before serving.
10. Keto Mexican Queso Dip
If you are following the Keto diet, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun, thanks to this recipe from Hip 2 Keto. You don’t have to eat chips to enjoy yummy Mexican dips, and this dip would go well with raw vegetables or pork rinds. If you are looking to add more protein into your diet, it could also be used with sausages, chicken, or steak. In less than fifteen minutes, you’ll have a batch of this dip ready to serve for your next Taco Tuesday.
Dips are one of my favorite parts of Mexican cuisine, and I can never get enough of Mexican cheese dip and guacamole. Paired with chips or fresh vegetables, the whole family will love it every time you serve these dips. Thanks to the availability of vegan and keto recipes nowadays, everyone can be part of the fun when you create these dips for your next game night or family gathering.