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Queso Corn Dip: A Star-of-the-Party Recipe

Preview: This spicy Queso Corn Dip combines seasoned corn with melted cheese. Tastes great with chips.

Cheese dip made with Rotel tomatoes and melted Velveeta was responsible for most of my freshman 15. Queso was all new to this Hoosier farm girl. (We’re talking ’70’s here.)  I took to the stuff with a little too much gusto at midnight dorm parties. By Christmas, I could barely fit into my clothes.

Fast forward a few years and I have a new vice. Once you get started, this Queso Corn Dip is as difficult to resist as my freshman favorite was.


Not surprisingly, it’s perfect for a holiday or game day party. Keep your guests dipping by serving from a small slow cooker with corn chips or my favorite, multi-grain tortilla chips.

What can I substitute for the Hot Pepper cheese?

I buy the Hot Pepper cheese at Krogers–it’s their store brand. If not available, substitute white American cheese or White Velveeta and add chopped, pickled jalapeno peppers, especially if you like your cheese dip spicy.

How to make paper containers for the chips:

cutting and making paper containers for chips

Containers made with 8.5 x 5.5-inch pieces of colored card stock and Scotch tape.

More party recipes for your consideration:

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Queso Corn Dip Recipe

Southwestern seasoned corn mixed with melted cheese makes a spicy Queso Corn Dip you can serve with corn or tortilla chips.
Paula Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizers
Servings 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups frozen southwestern seasoned corn or canned Mexicorn - drained
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • ¼ cup chopped green chiles
  • 16 ounces Hot Pepper pasteurized processed cheese food with jalapeno peppers
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • Fresh chopped cilantro - optional


  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add corn to skillet and saute until corn barely begins to brown. Stir in garlic and green chilies.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cut cheese into small chunks and add to skillet. As cheese begins to melt, stir and add milk gradually till cheese is dipping consistency. You may not use all the milk immediately but save it to thin dip as needed. Whatever you do, don’t let this mixture boil or it will separate and be ruined!
  • Add cilantro just before serving if desired.


Serving: 1gCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 868mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 554IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chips and dip, gameday snacks, party snacks, queso cheese dip, white cheese dip with corn, White cheese queso recipe
Cuisine Mexican
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Recipe Rating

Rita L

Friday 1st of March 2013

Found your website and blog (because of the salad in a jar!!) now I'm hooked and fascinated! Looking through your recipe pages, this one looks like a must try! Seeing the dates on the comments, it's fun because of the time lapse! Now they are making a white velveeta cheese block (I've found it in a couple stores only though!). Definitely will be testing this, if I can locate the white velveeta again!! Keep up the great blog!


Saturday 2nd of March 2013

Hi Rita I would like to find white Velveeta, too.

Noelle Swanson

Saturday 28th of May 2011

I'm making this for Memorial Day this year! It looks so good! I ended up buying Mexican Velveeta so I hope it is as good! I know it won't look white and pretty like yours! Thanks for the recipe!

Sharron Clemons

Tuesday 21st of December 2010

Awesome idea about the "baskets". Are you sure you shouldn't be teaching school one of these days?


Friday 10th of December 2010

Looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! I am going to have my preschoolers make these "baskets" in class Sunday as we talk about Jesus feeding the 5,000.


Friday 10th of December 2010

Awesome idea about the "baskets". Are you sure you shouldn't be teaching school one of these days?

Ann Hastings

Friday 10th of December 2010

This looks wonderful- I also gained the freshman 15 from velveeta and rotel- being an Indiana girl myelf, I never had it either :) I am going to make this for our office Christmas Party!!!