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Monday, July 19, 2010

Tricia's Week 28 Recipe: Salsa con Queso

I keep feeling like this is cheating!  I'm posting something so easy, but it's so delicious!

I love melted cheese dip for chips, and I have finally hit upon a winning dip that I will be making for a long time to come.  A warning to those of Minnesota Taste Buds....this is not for you!

Spicy Queso Salsa Dip

4 &1/2 inches of the larger Velveta cheese block (I have no idea what this translates too, sorry!)
1/2 jar Tostitos Hot salsa
1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
1-2 teaspoons Penzy's Northwoods Fire seasoning

I put this into a mini crock pot ot keep it hot for the entire time I want to eat it.  I plug my mini in as I start prep so it's a bit warm by the time I'm ready to put the dip into it.  Cut the cheese into little 1/2 inch cubes and place in a largish microwave bowl.  Pour salsa over the top.  Add spices to top of salsa Shake a bit to integrate and microwave in 1 minute intervals , stirring after each minute until fully melted.  I cover my bowl w/ a plate to help the melting process.

I will definitely be making this again!  The Northwoods Fire spice added a smokey flavor that I've not experienced in a cheese dip before.  As mentioned in the intro, this is NOT for those who don't like spicy foods.  I'm sure you could use mild or medium salsa, if you needed to take it down a notch, but the other seasonings will still give a kick.  I think this would be a great way to make nachos, too.  As I also like a good cheese dip w/ meat in it, i may try this again and add ground hamburger to it....As it was, I had chips and this dip for dinner (twice!).


  1. Sounds yummy! I may have to make it to have chips for dinner too!

  2. Ooh! Yum! I think I will also be trying this out.