10 Easy, Cheesy Queso Recipes

In queso you didn’t know, it’s National Queso Day! Time to celebrate the only way we know how, with lots of Gordo’s Dips! So we’ve compiled our favorite easy, cheesy queso recipes for you to celebrate! From a classic queso recipe like nachos to a new twist on fan favorites like pizza dip, we’ve got it all! What is your favorite way to use queso?

1) Fajita NachosNachos

SERVES: 6-8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak, or chicken
  • 1 container any flavor Gordo’s® Cheese Dip
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)

MARINADE:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 2 t. minced garlic cloves
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. salt

HOW TO PREPARE:

Combine all your marinade ingredients into a 1 gallon zip lock bag and mix well. Place steak or chicken into the marinade bag and refrigerate at least two hours (turn occasionally). Heat your skillet and cook meat 3-5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the meat. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. With meat cooling, slice onion and pepper. Sauté in skillet until tender. Slice meat thin on the diagonal. Arrange a thick layer of tortilla chips, next layer meat, onion and pepper, and top your nachos off with Gordo’s Cheese Dip over everything. Add toppings of your choice; sour cream, salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro.

2) Hot Sausage Dipdip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. ground hot pork sausage
  • 1 (10oz.) can diced tomato and green chiles
  • 1 cup Gordo’s Cheese Dip(any flavor)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

HOW TO PREPARE:

Cook sausage in large skillet, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well. Add diced tomatoes and green chiles, melted Gordo’s cheese dip and shredded cheddar cheese. Pour in 2 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, crusty bread.

3) Shrimp Scampi Dipshrimp

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 oz. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Gordo’s Cheese Dip(any flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

HOW TO PREPARE:

Place shrimp in pan with 1 quart boiling water and 1 teaspoon salt. Boil 4 minutes, drain and set aside. Melt Gordo’s cheese dip with butter and add in cheeses. Lightly chop shrimp. Stir shrimp into cheese mixture. Pour into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

4) Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 container(16oz) Gordo’s Cheese Dip(any flavor)
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 8 to 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 15 to 20 large mushrooms

HOW TO PREPARE:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove stems from mushrooms and mince. Mix melted Gordo’s cheese dip, panko bread crumbs, crumbled bacon and mushroom stems. Place mushroom caps on greased baking pan. Fill with bacon and cheese mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

5) Party Layered Dip

SERVES: 8-10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-16 oz cans spicy refried beans
  • ½ pound lean ground chuck scrambled, drained; add ½ pack taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup Gordo’s Cheese Dip (any flavor)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions or green onions, sliced
  • 1 bag tortilla chips

HOW TO PREPARE:

First layer refried beans, next layer seasoned ground chuck, add third layer of sour cream, add fourth layer of guacamole. Drizzle with your favorite flavor of Gordo’s Cheese Dip. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and green onions. Dip with your favorite chip!

6) Spicy Ranch Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1 oz package spicy Ranch dressing mix, dry
  • 1 container Gordo’s Cheese Dip

HOW TO PREPARE:

Heat Gordo’s Cheese Dip, add Ranch dressing mix to taste. Serve with veggies, chips, or crackers.

7) Mexican Street Corn

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large bag of tortilla chips
  • 3 ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup Cotija Cheese, Crumbled
  • 1 container of Gordo’s Original Cheese Dip
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 slice Lime

HOW TO PREPARE:

Remove the husks and silk from the corncobs. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the corn to the boiling water (be careful as it may splash!) Boil corn for roughly 5 minutes then remove from heat, allowing corn to sit in hot water for another 10 minutes. Remove the corn from the water. Allow the corn to cool for a few minutes before beginning to carve. Once cool enough to handle, stand corn up and slice the kernels off the cob using a sharp knife. Layer chips, Gordo’s Cheese Dip, corn, and cojita cheese. Top with cilantro, chili powder, and fresh lime juice.

8) Taco Cups

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Gordo’s Cheese Dip (Any Flavor)
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (or Mexican blend)
  • 24 wonton wrappers

HOW TO PREPARE:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Combine cooked beef, taco seasoning, shredded cheese and tomatoes in a bowl and stir. Line each cup of prepared muffin tin with two wonton wrappers. Add taco mixture. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes until cups are heated through and edges are golden. Top with 1 Tablespoon Gordo’s Cheese Dip.

*Optional: Top with sour cream and shredded lettuce for full taco experience*

9) Spicy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 ounces macaroni
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cup Gordo’s Cheese Dip Mild
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cup shredded yellow American cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 slices center-cut bacon
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and minced

HOW TO PREPARE:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add Macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon butter to prevent it from sticking together while you prepare the other ingredients. In a medium frying pan add bacon over medium-high heat. Fry until cooked to desired crispiness then remove and place on a paper towel to cool. Using the same sauce pan, sauté minced jalapeños in bacon grease for 2 minutes then set aside. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Mix in drained pasta. Pour melted butter into 2 quart casserole dish. Heat Gordo’s Cheese Dip and mix 1/2 cup yellow American cheese. Use a fork to help push the cheese mixture into the pasta throughout the dish. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the top of the pasta. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

10) Pizza Dip

Serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz Original Gordo’s Cheese Dip
  • 8 oz favorite marinara Sauce (any flavor or style)
  • 4 oz grated Parmesan
  • ½ packet dry Italian Dressing Mix
  • Desired toppings

HOW TO PREPARE:

Heat up Gordo’s Cheese Dip in the microwave as directed. Pour into a microwave safe bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Heat the entire mixture for 60 second in microwave, Stir. Depending on the microwave you may have to heat another 30 seconds. If desired top with mozzarella and bake until melted. Garnish with any of your favorites: grated Parmesan, diced bell peppers, diced olives, diced onions, diced tomatoes, and bacon bits! You can have your pizza dip anyway you want it! Serve with Ritz crackers and sliced French baguettes

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