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Christmas Queso

The Queso cheese dip recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser at any holiday gathering. Christmas queso is warm, cheesy, and full of festive red and green peppers. Use orange cheddar or pepper jack, and throw in some chili peppers to spice this holiday-perfect appetizer even more!
Christmas Queso Recipe | SideChef
The Queso cheese dip recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser at any holiday gathering. Christmas queso is warm, cheesy, and full of festive red and green peppers. Use orange cheddar or pepper jack, and throw in some chili peppers to spice this holiday-perfect appetizer even more!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
2 Tbsp
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 Tbsp
Taco Seasoning
1 cup
plus extra for thinning the sauce
4 cups
Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
1 can
(4 oz)
Mild Diced Green Chiles
set aside some for garnish
1 jar
(4 oz)
Diced Pimentos , drained
set aside some for garnish
to taste
Tortilla Chips
for serving
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
188
FAT
14.6 g
PROTEIN
10.5 g
CARBS
4.6 g

Author's Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. To reheat, microwave with a splash of milk or water.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, then add Butter (2 Tbsp) , Garlic (2 cloves) , and All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp) . Stir until fragrant, 30 seconds or so, then add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, until a pale blonde color.
Step 2
Stir in the Taco Seasoning (1 Tbsp) and Milk (1 cup) and continue to stir until thickened.
Step 3
Turn the heat to low and stir in the Shredded White Cheddar Cheese (4 cups) . Stir until completely melted into the sauce. Add a splash of milk if it gets too thick.
Step 4
Stir in the Mild Diced Green Chiles (1 can) , then stir in Diced Pimentos (1 jar) . Heat for 2-3 more minutes to incorporate the flavors.
Step 5
Serve with Tortilla Chips (to taste) , garnished with some extra chilies and peppers if desired.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
188
% Daily Value*
Fat
14.6 g
19%
Saturated Fat
9.6 g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
47.8 mg
16%
Carbohydrates
4.6 g
2%
Fiber
0.1 g
0%
Sugars
1.2 g
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Protein
10.5 g
21%
Sodium
349.9 mg
15%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
301.6 mg
23%
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
Potassium
6.6 mg
0%
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