Velveeta Queso Recipe

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Enjoy this flavorful Velveeta Queso Recipe with tortilla chips, soft pretzels, or anything you like to dip. Slight heat with that roasty toasty flavor.

Roasted Jalapeno Queso

I’m not sure whether I can blame my own vices for throwing this recipe together or just straight up pregnancy cravings. Either way, I have a feeling you all are going to thank me for this little gem of a recipe.

I’ve been trying to come up with fast and easy recipes that anyone could throw together in a hot second or two. With the looming holidays making their way towards us, I figure we all need these “oh crap, I’m going to a party and don’t know what to make” recipes just waiting in the wings. So here is my first installment. Roasted Jalapeno Queso…the perfect spicy and cheesy appetizer that everyone and their Mom will love.

Crockpot warming

Not only is this recipe so so good, but it’s party-ready in about 20 minutes. Plus, if you have a mini slow cooker, this Queso will stay warm for hours!

Roasted Jalapeno Queso

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Roasted Jalapeno Queso in a crockpot

I served mine with some soft pretzels, chips and a few veggies, but feel free to serve whatever your little heart desires with this dip.

Roasted Jalapeno Queso

I mentioned in the printable recipe that the heat level of this Queso is pretty dependent on how long you cook the jalapenos. The longer you cook them, the less heat they will have, so if you like a lot of heat, just give them a quick saute. If you really can’t stand a whole lot of heat, cook the jalapenos as long as possible. I was somewhere in the middle. Slight heat with that roasty toasty flavor. Yum yum!

Dipping a soft pretzel in Roasted Jalapeno Queso

This makes a TON, so if you have a small gathering, be sure to halve the recipe. If not, make the entire thing and party on 🙂

Printable recipe below. Have a great day, friends!!

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Velveeta Queso Recipe

Enjoy this flavorful roasted jalapeno queso dip with chips, pretzels, or anything you like to dip.
servings 12 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion or yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 large jalapeños seeded and finely chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • 32 oz Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 20 oz mild tomatoes with chiles two 10 oz cans, such as Rotel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans optional


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion and jalapeno in olive oil for 8 minutes or until very tender and browned. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper. The longer you cook your jalapenos, the less heat they will have. I like to cook mine a lot because I prefer the roasty toasty flavor of a well cooked jalapeno instead of just straight up heat. To each his own.
  • To the jalapenos and onions, stir in cubed velveeta, Rotel, cumin and black beans {if using}. Stir to melt completely, another 8 minutes or so. Transfer to a warming bowl or Party Crock and serve immediately! Enjoy with chips, soft pretzels or anything your little heart desires.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 823IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Jalapeno Queso

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  1. Katherine H

    What a great recipe (especially to put in a burrito or on nachos!) I would love the blue Party Crock – it would go great with the other items on my wedding registry!

  2. Vicki Twombly

    I love, love, love this adorable party crock! How much fun would it be to make this dip and take it to a party, stand back and watch them all go crazy for it!!! It was hard to decide on a color but I pick blue.

  3. Jen

    This Party Crock sounds amazing!!! I would looooooove one! My top pick for color would be red, but any would be fine with me! Thanks Lauren, I love your posts!!!

  4. Corine Luna

    Yay!! Holidays, a Blue Party Crock & Family Gatherings! I would love a Blue Hamilton Beach Party Crock! I would make your Roasted Jalapeño Queso and take it to my nurses in my Blue Party Crock! Love your website. You’re amazing at what you do and love!