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Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso Dip

Category

Dips Spreads & Dressings

Servings

5 cups

If you are tired of using the same old cheese dips for your nachos and fresh veggies, we urge you to try out this chili con queso dip! Made with our creamy, mild Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese, you will love the delicious flavor (not to mention how beautifully this cheese melts). Once you’ve made this dip and enjoyed it, share the recipe with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


To make this dip, gather your ingredients: Cabot salted butter, onion (finely minced), jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely diced), red bell pepper (finely diced), garlic (minced), canned diced tomatoes (drained), Cabot Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese, Cabot Vermont Premium Cream Cheese, fresh cilantro (chopped), ground cumin, ground black pepper, and hot sauce (to taste). You may also use Tabasco sauce or ground red pepper (cayenne) in place of the hot sauce.


First, melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan and then add the onion, jalapeno, red pepper, and garlic. Cook until softened, stirring often. Then add the tomatoes and cook for another couple of minutes before adding in the Monterey Jack and cream cheese, stirring until completely melted. Finally, stir in the cilantro and cumin and season with black pepper and hot sauce, Tabasco, or cayenne. Get your nachos and fresh veggies out and get ready to enjoy some serious dipping!


Can’t get enough of this amazing dip, but want a lighter version now and then? We’ve got you covered with our Light Chile Con Queso dip, which is far from light on flavor! Cabot is a cooperative of over 800 farm families who continuously strive to produce the best dairy products around. If you enjoy this Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso Dip, we’d really appreciate it if you could rate and review the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Cabot Salted Butter

  • 1 cup finely minced onion
  • ½ cup seeded and finely diced jalapeno pepper
  • ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 16 ounces Cabot Monterey Jack, grated or Cabot Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese (about 4 cups)

  • 1 (8-ounce) package Cabot Vermont Premium Cream Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce, Tabasco sauce or ground red pepper (cayenne) to taste
  • Cooking for fewer people? To reduce this recipe to 2 ½ cups cut the ingredients in half (as below) and use a medium saucepan. The other directions remain the same.

  • 1 tablespoon Cabot Salted Butter

  • ½ cup finely minced onion
  • ¼ cup seeded and finely diced jalapeno pepper
  • ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¾ cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 8 ounces Cabot Monterey Jack, grated or Cabot Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese (about 2 cups)

  • 4 ounces Cabot Vermont Premium Cream Cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce, Tabasco sauce or ground red pepper (cayenne) to taste
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Directions

  1. MELT butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, red pepper and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened.
  2. ADD tomatoes and cook for about two minutes longer or until the mixture has reached a simmer. Add cheese and cream cheese and stir until melted.
  3. STIR in cilantro and cumin. Season mixture with black pepper and hot sauce or cayenne.
  4. SERVE warm with Spicy Chili Firecrackers.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
37
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
3 grams
5%
Saturated Fat
1.5 grams
8%
Cholesterol
56 milligrams
2%
Carbs
1 grams
0%
Fiber
0 grams
Protein
1.5 grams
Calcium
44 milligrams
4%