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!