Next to salsa, queso is a staple in any good Mexican restaurant. Queso isn’t just “cheese sauce” as my Alabama friends call it. It is melted cheese with peppers, cilantro, onion, etc. Add this on top of your Moose Burrito or any other Mexican dish and ENJOY!

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Tasty queso to go with any Mexican food or just eat with chips by the bagful!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican, Queso, Side
Servings: 10 people
Author: Sophie May



  • 8 oz Monterrey jack not pre-shredded
  • 12-16 oz white American cheese I found it at the deli section of my HEB
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/3 cup cilantro rough chop
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • Grate your cheese and mix together with corn starch in a bowl.
  • Heat oil on high in a non-stick pan.
  • Add onion and pepper until softened.
  • Add diced tomatoes and drain off any excess moisture.
  • Add shredded cheese and cream and stir until melted.
  • Add cilantro and stir to combine. If it is too thick you can add additional cream.
  • Eat with chips and enjoy!

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