There’s a restaurant chain here in Southern, CA called Bandera and they have the best cold Queso. It is lightly spicy, but not overly hot with a creamy texture and served with crunchy tortilla chips and a side scoop of guacamole. I literally can’t stop thinking about it most days, so I thought I would make my own at home.
My version of this spectacular dip – Whipped Queso Dip has two kinds of cheese, a jalapeno and a dash of hot sauce. The prep is easy, my only suggestion is please grate your own cheddar cheese and don’t buy that tasteless pre-shredded stuff, it really does make a difference. You can serve this with restaurant style tortilla chips or carrots & celery, but come on, if you are indulging on queso – go with the chips.
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shred your own
4 ounce cream cheese
1 small jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1. Slice the jalapeno and remove the cream cheese from any packaging. Place all the ingredients, except the hot sauce in a food processor.
2. Puree the cheese mixture until almost smooth, about 1 minute. Add the hot sauce and puree again for 30 seconds.
3. Spoon on a serving platter and serve with your favorite tortilla chips and maybe a skinny jalapeno margarita. Enjoy!