What Is Queso?
Queso is a world famous and cheese lover's most favorite dip sauce. It originated from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua hence; it belongs to the Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine. Queso is also called Chile con queso. It is served commonly in all Tex-Mex restaurants. It is a hit in Mexican cuisine. Like many other dips, queso also has a variety of different recipes based on the variation in ingredients and places. But the basic recipe has two main ingredients that are cheese and chilli pepper. It is a warm dish and typically served as a sideline with tortilla or tortilla chips. There is a difference between cheese dip and queso and sometimes people get confused between the two; cheese dip is melted cheese that does not include chilli pepper in it while the recipe of queso is incomplete without chilli pepper so next time if you want something spicy then order queso dip.
What Is The Best Cheese for Queso?
The best cheese you should use in a queso dip is hands down the combination of cheddar cheese and pepper Jack cheese. Cheddar gives a perfectly blended and smooth texture to your dip and it melts fast whilst pepper Jack gives a hint of sharpness to your taste buds. If you do not like this sharpness you can replace pepper Jack with Monterey Jack. Always use freshly grated cheese for this recipe as pre processed cheese fails to give best results. You can also use Velveeta if you want but just remember that it is slightly more salty so you would need less salt in this case.
What to Serve with Queso?
Queso dip is a side dish that is served with tortilla chips or corn chips. It can be used as a spread on crackers or toast. This dip sauce is a perfect recipe for a game night or a weekend party where you serve a large platter of bite size snacks and in the middle of the platter there is this cheesy and yummy dip that is everyone’s friend. You can also use this dip sauce in your tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas or fajitas. Want to make a quick mac n cheese? Use this prepared queso and save some time. You can pour this dip on some veggies and bake it for a veggie platter.
Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve Queso: