Who doesn’t love a good cheese dip? The gooey goodness is the perfect snack. Whether you serve with tortilla chips or bread, this is a snack that everyone seems to love.
If you love smoky flavor though, why not kick things up a notch? This smoked queso dip is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or family game night.
What is the difference between queso and cheese dip?
You may think there isn’t a difference, but there is one major difference. Cheese dip stays smooth and dippable as it cools while queso thickens and clumps.
The reason is cheese dip combines natural cheese with processed cheese. Queso often also has meat and veggies in the dip as well.
Can you smoke Velveeta cheese?
Yes! However, you need to cold smoke the cheese. You can cold smoke for 30 minutes up to 2 hours depending on how smoky you want the cheese to be.
You can then make dip or mac and cheese or anything else you would make with Velveeta.
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Can you reheat smoked queso dip?
Yes. You can reheat at 30-second intervals in the microwave until it gets back to the consistency you like. If you reheat on the stovetop, make sure you do it low and slow or you could scorch the dip.
How do you keep queso from hardening?
Queso dip is naturally going to harden as it cools. However, you can prevent it from becoming clumpy by adding evaporated milk. This will give you a smooth dip even as the dip cools.
What are the ingredients to make smoked queso dip?
To make this smoked queso dip you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Cream cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- BBQ rub
- Red onion
How to make smoked queso dip
Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make smoked queso dip. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Heat a pan or skillet over medium/high heat and add the chorizo. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned and crispy. Be careful not to overcook or you’ll have little hard bits in your queso dip.
Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Rotel, BBQ rub, red onion and jalapeño if using.
Place in the grill and smoke until the cheese is melted. If you want a smokier flavor, leave it for a bit longer. Stir to incorporate and serve with chips, grilled bread slices, or whatever else you like to dip in cheese.
Your smoked queso dip is ready to serve!
Smoked Queso Dip Recipe
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- 1/2 Pound chorizo
- 1/2 Cup cream cheese
- 1 Cup cheddar cheese
- 1 Can Rotel
- 1 Tbsp bbq rub
- 1/2 Red onion, chopped
- Optional: 1/2 Jalapeño, seeded and chopped
Heat the chorizo on a pan or skillet over medium/high heat—Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned and crispy.
Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Rotel, BBQ rub, red onion, and jalapeño if using.
Place in the grill and smoke until the cheese is melted. Stir to incorporate and serve with chips.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 953mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.