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Easy Velveeta Queso Recipe

Delicious, simple Velveeta Queso is loaded with melted Velveeta cheese, hamburger, chilies, seasonings and Roma tomatoes. This popular cheese dip is a huge hit at parties, holiday events, and makes a delicious game day dip to share with friends and family.

Make it in your slow cooker or on your stove. It’s a hot dip that can be left on warm for everyone to enjoy.

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Delicious, crowd pleasing and easy! Great for game day events!

Watch our video tutorial for how to make this party dip

How do you melt Velveeta cheese for queso?

The best way to melt Velveeta cheese is to shred it or cut it into small cubes and heat it slowly. This can be done on the stovetop, in a slow cooker with a bit of butter just be sure the heat is low and make sure to stir it occasionally. Once the cheese has melted you can add the remaining ingredients and finish mixing everything together.

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How do you keep Velveeta Queso creamy?

Be sure to maintain a constant low heat to ensure your queso stays creamy and smooth. Velveeta will harden when it cools, so it is important to keep the dip warm. Also, make sure your have an adequate amount of liquids in the queso which will help it remain in liquid form.

What can I add to Velveeta Queso to make it thinner?

Velveeta Queso can be made thinner by adding more milk. The ration of milk to Velveeta cheese will determine the overall consistency of the queso.

Easy Velveeta Queso Recipe

This Velveeta Queso is an easy make ahead dip.


Everything you need is pictured below.

Seriously These Are All Of The Velveeta Dip Ingredients. It's A Very Easy Dip!
Seriously these are all of the ingredients, very easy dip!

Cooking Methods

Slow Cooker:

Brown the hamburger and drain it.

Toss everything including the cooked hamburger, into a crockpot. Melt it into a sea of gooey cheese, chilies and hamburger. Let it sit until serving.

Easy peasy. You really can’t go wrong with it.

Instant Pot:

Watch our demonstration video to see exactly how we make this Velveeta Queso recipe in an Instant Pot. It’s much like the slow cooker method.


If you want to make this Velveeta recipe on the stovetop that works too. Just use a large skillet, brown the meat and drain it. Return the meat and other ingredients to your skillet and melt it all together on low heat.

Serve immediately, or rewarm on low at serving. We don’t recommend you let this dip sit in a skillet for hours without watching and the occasional stir as it may scorch.

At serving, scoop out that warm gooey dip into a bowl. Add chips and serve. We used round tortilla chips. They are a good shape for scooping all the goodies out with the cheesy thick sauce.

Aside from the excellent flavor of this Velveeta cheese dip, the hamburger and veggies offer protein and nutrients. Just add you favorite chips.

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Velveeta cheese dip makes a yummy party food. Just add chips.
Velveeta Cheese Dip
Yield: 25 servings

Easy Velveeta Queso Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Delicious and easy velveeta queso recipe is loaded with hamburger, chilies, and melted cheese. This dip is a huge hit at parties and large gatherings. This cheese dip can simmer for hours in your slow cooker.


  • 1 block of velveeta cheese
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup chopped green onions
  • 3 oz. diced green chilies
  • 1 pound hamburger (browned on the stovetop)
  • 1 Cup milk


  1. Place block of Velvet cheese in the bottom of a crockpot and add milk
  2. Cook on high heat until it is completely melted stirring occasionally
  3. While the cheese is melting brown the hamburger meat on the stovetop and add the seasoning to it
  4. Drain the seasoned hamburger meat and add it to the melted cheese
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients to the melted cheese and stir together
  6. Simmer on low heat setting until you are ready to serve it
  7. Add your favorite chips and Enjoy!


Stovetop Instructions:

  • Brown hamburger and drain.
  • Add all ingredients to a large skillet and melt them together.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Once melted serve with chips.

Watch our recipe demonstration video to see how we make the velveeta cheese dip in an instant pot.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 167mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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More Party Dips to Try

Looking for a few more party dip ideas? Try our Spicy Hummus or Spicy Tomatillo dip recipe. For another hearty dip recipe to make in your crock pot, take a look at our Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip.

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Monday 28th of September 2015

I love your cooking partner she is so cute, love this easy queso dip, great for chips during football time. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week's hop.

Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

I LOVE queso dip, can't wait to try this!

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Yum! This is my husbands favorite type of queso, I love dressing it up with different flavors for him. Thanks for sharing! I need to make this ASAP!

Kayti Lavergne

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Thank you Alexis!

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