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20 Minute Smoked Queso Dip

March 29, 2022 · Nicole Triebe
smoked queso dip in bowl garnished with cilantro and jalapenos

Make the viral smoked queso dip in under 30 minutes! No charcoal grill or wood pellets necessary! It’s easy, delicious, and a total crowd pleaser!

Planning a backyard party this summer? There’s no better BBQ appetizer than this delicious queso dip! Pair it with your favorite tortilla chips for a delicious dip everyone will love! Check out my build your own burger bar, or other entertaining ideas here!

Why we love this smoked queso dip

It’s cheesy, creamy, and so easy to make! No grill is necessary, so you can make it year round, too! Simply throw all of your ingredients in an oven safe dish, and put it in the oven! Stir and dip!

Ingredients for smoked queso dip in individual bowls

What you need to make this smoked queso recipe

Beef Chorizo, ground sausage or ground beef

Depending on your preference, any of these could be used to add some protein to this cheesy goodness.

Green Chiles or jalapeños

Add some spice to this queso dip with diced jalapenos or canned green chilis

Velveeta cheese

The key to this cheesy dip is velveeta cheese! This popular cheese is processed in a way that makes it super creamy when melted.

Cheddar Cheese

I chose an aged white cheddar cheese for this smoked queso dip recipe, but you can choose any cheddar you like.

Mexican cheese blend

Adding a seasoned Mexican cheese blend will add tons of flavor to this smoked queso dip

Liquid Smoke

A teaspoon of liquid smoke will give you that delicious smoky flavor you love without using a pellet grill or electric smoker! You can achieve it right in your oven and in a quarter of the time!

Salsa

Salsa gives great texture and an extra layer of flavor to this easy smoked queso dip. You can use homemade or store bought.

Additional ingredients

Minced garlic

Onion 

Disposable aluminum pan (for easier cleanup), cast iron skillet or oven safe dish

Ingredients for smoked queso dip oven safe dish

How to make smoked queso dip

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo or sausage and cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes, crumbling the chorizo or sausage as it cooks. Drain the excess fat; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the cast-iron skillet. Place in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir until combined. Spoon into a serving dish, or serve right from the cast iron skillet!

Smoked queso dip in serving bowl with sliced jalapenos and cilantro, tortilla chips surrounding bowl

Additional Recipes To Try

Grilled Peach and Steak Salad – you’ll love this fresh and simple summer salad. Perfect for grilling season!

Easy Mexican Pasta Salad – Colorful bowtie pasta + juicy tomatoes + black beans pair with a creamy avocado vinaigrette for a salad everyone will love!

Caramelized Onion Dip – perfect for chips or veggies on game days, this creamy onion dip is the ultimate party dip!

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FAQ and Expert Tips

Pop it under the broiler for a few minutes at the end if you like those crispy golden brown cheese bits.

Take out the jalapeno seeds if you’re not a fan of the extra heat

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20 Minute Smoked Queso Dip

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 68 side servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Make the viral smoked queso dip in under 30 minutes! No charcoal grill or wood pellets necessary! It’s easy, delicious, and a total crowd pleaser! 

 


Ingredients

Scale

20 oz Velveeta

4 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded

4 oz Mexican Cheese blend

2 tsp liquid smoke

1 jalapeno, diced

1 small onion, diced

10 oz  chorizo

1 cup salsa

3 cloves garlic, minced


Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo or sausage and cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes, crumbling the chorizo or sausage as it cooks. Drain the excess fat; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the cast-iron skillet. Place in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir until well combined.  Spoon into serving dish, or serve right from the cast iron skillet!


Notes

Pop it under the broiler for a few minutes at the end if you like those crispy golden brown cheese bits.

Take out the jalapeno seeds if you’re not a fan of the extra heat

Store leftovers in an air tight container for up to a week. 

Keywords: queso; chorizo; dip; appetizer

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