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Roasted Jalapeño Queso

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Enjoy this flavorful jalapeno queso dip with chips, 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 one of these cute little Party Crocks, this Queso will stay warm for hours!

Roasted Jalapeno Queso

Oh hello, lover.

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!!

More Mexican Dips to Try!

Roasted Jalapeno Queso

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


  • 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. Vanessa brooks

    I would love the party crock in blue. I’m so excited to try this recipe. I have 5 beautiful jalapeños I got from a local produce Co op and could not decide what to do with them until now!!

  2. Beth Miller

    Red! This is adorable and I am always looking for a way to keep smaller portions of queso warm, as my daughter lover her some queso!

  3. Karen

    I want to make this right now–and it’s not even 10 AM! I definitely see this in my party-attending future. (And with soft pretzels–holy yum!)
    Usually I’d vote for a red appliance, but that blue is so pretty! I think this time, I’d have to go blue.


    love your recipes from soups…. dips…desserts… …. i share them all the time….. would love to own the party crock pot to serve some of the dip recipes i have gotten from your site… green is my favorite color … but if i am chosen .. the blue is my next choice…. TY LAUREN AND SHARE MORE RECIPES

  5. Rena

    My 4 daughters LOVE soft pretzels so this dip sounds really great for them. We would love a Red crock if we win! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway and all the great recipes over the year too! 😉