The Best Queso

My son asked me to help him make Queso the other night for taco night…Queso is a great thing to bring to a friends house or to bring on a picnic. It’s such a good addition to chips and salsa. You can make it as spicy or mild as you like. Ours was so easy to make and soo delicious.. Bon appetit…

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Recipe Adapted from The Spicy Perspective


  • 1/2 pound fresh Cheddar cheese, shredded (smoked, sharp or American cheddar)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 3.5 oz diced tomatoes, (Roma, grape or cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (add more to taste if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch cornflour
  • 13 oz evaporated milk, (full fat)
  • 4 oz fire-roasted green chiles, (or jalapeños)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  • Melt butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Sauté the green onions (white parts only) for 4 minutes, until soft. Then add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes in with juices with the chiles, cumin, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Mix cornstarch into the pot, then pour in the evaporated milk, stirring well to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then add the cheese, mixing well. Cook, while stirring, until cheese just melts through the milk and transforms into a smooth sauce. Take off heat immediately.
  • Stir in cilantro, green onions (reserved green parts) and season with salt to taste if needed. Mix well. Serve warm.
  • Tip: Queso thickens when cooled.

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