Sunday, March 7, 2010

Easy Cheesy Queso Dip

This recipe (adapted from Cooking Light) is great for an appetizer at a party or a fun start to a Mexican meal.

It's fairly low fat, so that's an added bonus! (See nutrition facts at the bottom of this post.)

  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 10 oz. can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 oz. light processed cheese (we used Cheese Whiz)

Drain both cans of tomatoes in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup liquid.
Set tomatoes and reserved liquid aside.

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes.

Add cream cheese and cook until cheese melts, stirring constantly.
Add tomatoes, reserved tomato liquid, and chili powder; bring to a boil.
Add cheese; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring constantly.

Pour into a serving bowl and serve warm with baked tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 63 (24% from fat)
Fat: 1.7g (sat 0.9g,mono 0.2g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 5.5g
Carbohydrate: 6.4g
Fiber: 0.3g
Cholesterol: 7mg
Iron: 0.3mg
Sodium: 400mg
Calcium: 132mg


  1. Hmmm, I always take the easy way out & mix a can of Rotel tomatoes with some velveeta cheese! Your version sounds better!

  2. Yum! This looks fantastic! Love queso...and Cooking Light :)

  3. Mmmmm, looks good!

    Stopping by from FF and am now your follower. Hope to have you stop by Lemonade Mommy!


  4. I am soooo excited to find this recipe of yours!!! We just LOVE Cheesy Dips in our house....can't wait to make your recipe and share it with the fam!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~avril :-)

  5. I hope you don't mind, but I posted this recipe on pinterest. it looks so yummy and I didn't want to forget where I found it. I'll take it down if you would rather it not be out there. :)

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