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Easy Queso Dip

Need quick game day appetizer? This easy queso dip is so much better than store-bought, and almost as easy as buying from the store! 
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Rebecca


  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Small Cooking Pot
  • whisk


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa optional
  • sliced jalapenos optional
  • ½-1 teaspoon smoked paprika optional


  • Place small pot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add 2T butter, 2T whole wheat flour, and optional ½-1 teaspoon smoked paprika. Whisk together until it becomes a paste, about 1-2 minutes
  • Whisk in 1 c milk. Whisk until smooth and thickened, about 1 minute, add salt. Remove from heat once incorporated.
  • Add 2 c cheese, and continue to whisk until well combined, and smooth. About 2-3 minutes. Pour into bowl, top with salsa or sliced jalapenos, and serve with chips and veggies.



  • Swap the whole wheat flour for white flour if that's all you have
  • Make sure to stir continually (and don't leave it!) so paste doesn't get clumpy or burned
  • You'll be ready to remove the roux from the burner once it's all smooth, incorporated, and medium bubbles are forming (about ½ inch in diameter)
  • Level up your queso dip with sliced jalapenos or salsa. Serve with chips &/or vegetables