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Easy Slow Cooker Queso Dip For Game Day Appetizers

Slow Cooker Queso Dip

If you’re already a big fan of cheese dip, allow this Slow Cooker Queso Dip to take your love to the next level. 

Get ready for a fiesta of flavors with our Slow Cooker Queso! This easy recipe combines simple ingredients like Velveeta queso blanco cheese, diced tomatoes and green chilies,  resulting in a creamy and addictive cheese dip. With the convenience of a slow cooker, you can enjoy this delicious appetizer with tortilla chips or use it as a topping for tacos, burrito bowls, and more. It’s the perfect addition to your next party or game day gathering!

Prepare the cheesiest, most flavorful dip for chips, bread, and more with this easy Slow Cooker Queso Dip. Combine queso Blanco cheese with one other ingredient and let it cook for an hour!

Do you want to learn how to make an impressive dip that your family and friends will love? If you’re a fan of cheesy toppings on tacos, tortilla chips, and other foods, prepare this Slow Cooker Queso Dip with ease.


Q: Can I use a different type of cheese instead of Velveeta queso blanco? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with other cheese options like Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a combination of different cheeses. However, keep in mind that the texture and consistency may vary slightly.

Q: Can I make this dip without meat? A: Of course! This recipe is versatile, and you can omit the ground beef or replace it with cooked shredded chicken for a Slow Cooker Queso Chicken variation.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Brown the ground beef: For added flavor, brown the ground beef in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker. This step enhances the depth of taste and ensures a rich queso experience.

  2. Slow cooker heat settings: Start by melting the cheese on medium heat for about an hour, and then reduce it to low heat or the warm setting. Stir occasionally to prevent the dip from sticking to the sides.


  1. Extra heat: If you prefer a spicier queso, add diced jalapeño peppers or a few dashes of hot sauce to the slow cooker.

  2. Vegetarian option: Skip the ground beef and incorporate sautéed bell peppers, onions, and black beans for a delicious vegetarian queso dip.

It’s a fantastic recipe to make because you only need two ingredients added to your slow cooker! Besides using minimal ingredients to make this cheesy dip, it only needs to cook for an hour in the slow cooker.

After an hour, it’s hot, fresh, and ready to serve!

What Is Queso Dip?

Queso dip is a type of white cheese melted to perfection with minimal added ingredients, such as tomatoes and green chilies.

The tomatoes add more flavor while the chilies add a slight kick to the dip. It’s commonly served at parties alongside tortilla chips, fresh veggies, and even cubed pieces of French bread for dipping.

Where to Serve:

  • Game day gatherings: Elevate your football season parties with this ultimate appetizer. Serve the Slow Cooker Queso alongside tortilla chips for a crowd-pleasing snack that will keep everyone satisfied.

  • Taco nights: Take your taco night to the next level by drizzling this creamy queso dip on top of your favorite tacos. It’s the perfect excuse to add an extra layer of cheesy goodness to your Tex-Mex creations.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When reheating, use a microwave-safe dish or heat it gently on the stovetop, stirring occasionally until warmed through.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them:

  1. Separation: If you notice separation in the cheese dip, it might be due to overheating or inadequate stirring. Keep the slow cooker on low heat or the warm setting once the cheese has melted, and give it a good stir every 15-20 minutes.

  2. Grainy texture: To avoid a grainy texture, make sure to cube or shred the cheese before adding it to the slow cooker. Smaller pieces melt more evenly, resulting in a smoother queso dip.

You can make the dip to eat at home with your family or prepare it for any special gatherings you’re having. Expect people to enjoy it enough to ask you for the recipe!

What to Eat with Queso Dip

The Slow Cooker Queso Dip is such a versatile ingredient that goes great with nearly anything. If you like to make tacos and burritos at home, you can add some of this dip on your tortillas with the meat and other toppings, such as diced tomatoes, guacamole, and black beans.

Topping Options:

  1. Lime juice and cilantro: Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the queso and garnish with chopped cilantro for a burst of freshness.

  2. Sour cream and salsa: Serve the queso dip with dollops of sour cream and a side of your favorite salsa for a tangy and vibrant combination.

Why This Recipe Works:

Our Slow Cooker Queso is the ultimate appetizer for any gathering. The combination of real cheeses and flavorful ingredients creates a creamy and satisfying cheese dip that rivals the best offerings from your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. The slow cooker method allows for easy preparation and keeps the dip warm throughout your party. With its rich and cheesy taste, this crowd-pleasing recipe will earn you a five-star rating every time. So grab your tortilla chips and get ready to indulge in the real deal of cheesy goodness!

While you can put it on tacos and burritos, you can also serve it in a bowl with tortilla chips on the side. If you’d like to keep it healthy, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, broccoli, and celery sticks taste even better with these dip drizzles on top!

What are some other fun dips to try?

If you are looking for more delicious dip recipes be sure to check out 25 Incredible Dip Recipes For Game Day Appetizers!

Easy Slow Cooker Queso Dip For Game Day Appetizers
Yield: 10 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Queso Dip For Game Day Appetizers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This slow cooker queso recipe is so good and easy to make for a large gathering!


  • 1 32-ounce package Velveeta queso blanco cheese
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies


  1. Spray the bowl of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut the Velveeta into cubes and place in the bowl of the slow cooker.
  3. Top the cheese with the tomatoes and green chilies.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for at least one hour.
  5. After one hour, remove the lid and stir to mix the melted cheese and tomatoes together.
  6. Serve immediately or set the slow cooker to keep warm until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 83mgSodium 1477mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 18g

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