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Slow Cooker Queso Dip

Take the stress out of snack prep with this crowd-friendly recipe for Slow Cooker Queso Dip made with real cheese.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 pound fresh chorizo sausage or ground beef
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chunky salsa
  • Sliced jalapeños, for serving (optional)
  • Tortilla chips or veggies, for serving


  • Brown the chorizo or ground beef in a large sauté pan set over medium heat, using a spatula to break it apart into crumbles. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the ground meat to the slow cooker.
  • Add the cubed cheddar cheese, cream cheese and salsa to the slow cooker, stirring to combine. Cover and cook it on LOW for 1 1/2 hours. Stir the dip then change the slow cooker to the WARM setting.
  • When ready to serve, enjoy the queso dip directly from the slow cooker or spoon it into serving bowls and top with sliced jalapeños (optional). Serve with tortilla chips or veggies for dipping.

Kelly’s Note:

  • The queso dip can remain in the slow cooker on the WARM setting for up to 3 hours and stirred intermittently. If it thickens too much, you can thin it by stirring in milk as needed.
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