Salsa Con Queso

Salsa Con Queso is the perfect blend of melty white queso and spicy salsa. You won't believe how easy it is to make this irresistible three-ingredient cheese dip at home!

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Queso is amazing.  Hot, melty, cheesy, silky heaven on a chip.  In my eyes, queso is the highlight of Mexican restaurant cuisine.  For a long long time, I had this belief that it was only possible to get delicious queso at restaurants. You can imagine the sheer joy I experienced when I discovered that you could make queso at home!  Not only could I make it at home, but I could make it fast and easy, too!

This recipe makes queso so accessible that you will want to make it all the time.  No more waiting for a trip to the Mexican restaurant!

Salsa Con Queso in a yellow bowl surrounded by tortilla chips in a tan plate.

So, let's talk queso for a quick minute.  There are so many different variations on queso dip and, tbh, I love them all.  The classic restaurant-style is, of course, one of my favorites. It's plain white queso, aka queso blanco, and it's a total winner in my book.

At many restaurants, you can find variations that can be super fun and delicious.  Some restaurants will add meat, green chilies, or salsa to white queso.  This Salsa Con Queso features the salsa add-in and it is so delish!

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What is Salsa Con Queso

Salsa con queso translates to sauce with cheese.  It is a white queso dip that has salsa mixed in. 

Waht Cheese Do You Use For Queso

When I make homemade queso, I use deli-sliced White American cheese.  At the deli counter, you can ask for a hunk of cheese and shred it at home, or you can have them slice it (like you would for sandwiches) and then crumble at home.

How Do You Make Salsa Con Queso?

This Salsa Con Queso recipe is made on the stovetop.  White American cheese is combined with whole milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Salsa is mixed in once the cheese is melted.

Can I Make Salsa Con Queso in the Crock Pot?

Yes!  Salsa Con Queso can easily be made in your slow cooker.  Add the ingredients to your slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

A tortilla chip being held with queso dripping off of it.

How Long Will Queso Last In The Refrigerator?

Store queso in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.  To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until the queso is completely melted.  Alternately, reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.

How to Serve Salsa Con Queso

The traditional way to serve Salsa Con Queso is with tortilla chips for dipping.  Salsa Con Queso is also great on tacos or nachos.  I suggest trying your Salsa Con Queso on eggs, as a dip for veggies, or as a pretzel dip! To keep warm, transfer your Salsa Con Queso to a slow cooker set on warm.

More Delicious Cheese Dip Recipes

Looking for more deliciously cheesy dip ideas? Here are a few of my favorite cheese dip recipes from the archives:

Slow Cooker Guinness Beer Cheese Dip Crock Pot Queso Blanco Dip Cindee's Nacho Cheese Sausage Dip Cheesy Baked Andouille Dip

If you try this easy Queso recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy!

Salsa Con Queso

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
Salsa Con Queso is the perfect blend of melty white queso and spicy salsa. You won't believe how easy it is to make this irresistible three-ingredient cheese dip at home!


1 lb White American cheese, shredded or crumbled
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup salsa


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cheese and milk. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until melted.
  2. Stir in the salsa until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately, or transfer to a slow cooker set to warm to keep warm.


This dip with thicken as it cools.  If you do not plan on serving right away, you should transfer it to a slow cooker to keep a smooth consistency. This is the slow cooker I use.

Author: Land O Lakes

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