How to Make Queso with Velveeta Cheese?

Making queso with Velveeta cheese is a simple and quick process that results in a creamy, delicious dip perfect for parties, game days, or just a casual snack. Here’s how to do it:


  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (10 oz) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional, for a thinner consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • Salt to taste

Equipment Needed:

  • Microwave-safe bowl or a saucepan
  • Spoon or spatula for stirring
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  1. Preparation: Cut the Velveeta cheese into small cubes for easier melting.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl or a saucepan, combine the cubed Velveeta cheese and the can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies.
  3. Optional Spices: If you’re using garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, or any other spices, add them to the mixture at this point.
  4. Microwave Method:
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 5 minutes.
  • Pause halfway to stir the mixture.
  • Continue microwaving until the cheese is completely melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  1. Stovetop Method:
  • Place the saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir frequently to prevent the cheese from sticking to the bottom.
  • Continue cooking until the cheese is completely melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  1. Adjust Consistency: If you prefer a thinner queso, add milk in small increments, stirring well after each addition.
  2. Taste and Adjust: Add salt or additional spices to taste.
  3. Serve: Serve your Velveeta queso hot with tortilla chips vegetables, or as a topping for nachos or tacos.


  • You can add cooked ground beef, sausage, or even vegetables like corn and black beans for a more substantial dip.
  • If the queso is too thick after cooling, reheat it and add more milk to reach your desired consistency.

Enjoy your homemade Velveeta queso!

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