Mom’s Southern Queso Dip

I’m pretty sure that every family needs a good solid queso recipe to have on hand for any get together or party.  This queso recipe has been in the family for generations, literally, and I took advantage of this past Super Bowl Sunday to whip this crowd-pleaser together.

It’s kind of funny how excited I was for Super Bowl.  Not because of football, believe it or not, but I was really looking forward to making some delicious party foods that I would never make for myself on an ordinary occasion.  I went back and forth on what I was going to make forever until I decided to just keep it simple and stick to something I knew everyone would love.

And really, who doesn’t like queso?

Apparently this queso recipe was made by my great-grandmother, and since she was a true-blooded Texan you know it’s got to be good.  It’s also really classic and simple as well; in the future I’ll experiment with it by adding different ingredients and flavors.  Sure enough, the queso was a hit and my little mini dip warmer was scraped clean by the end of the Super Bowl party.  It’s a perfect recipe for literally any occasion.

Mom’s Southern Queso Dip


  • 8 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 can Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • One tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (a few seeds can be left depending on how hot you want it)


Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.  Simmer together the onion, jalapeño, and tomatoes until onions are translucent.  Add the evaporated milk and bring to a simmer.  Add the cheese cubes and stir together until completely melted.  Serve the dip warm with tortilla chips or Fritos!


One Comment Add yours

  1. Pamela Fulgham-Frye says:

    Keeping up the family tradition!! Good girl! (Mom)


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