Air Fryer Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip) is amazing and so easy to make. Today, I made this for my kids as a late snack, and they loved it. They kept on eating until the plate was empty!
This is one of the most popular Tex-Mex Dips, made with layers of flavor and then all cooked to perfection in the air fryer!
The Velvetta Cheese creates a smooth cheese dip; then, I missed a great and authentic flavor in jalapenos.
Are you looking for more appetizer recipes for the Air Fryer? Some of my favorites are BLACKSTONE LOADED GRILLED NACHOS, AIR FRYER DESSERT NACHOS, AIR FRYER BREADED EGGPLANT, and AIR FRYER LASAGNA EGG ROLLS.
Learn How To Make This Easy Air Fryer Appetizer:
What is Queso?
Queso is so good. Made with cheese with so many flavors, you can add whatever you want, but today I added some authentic Tex-Mex add-ins.
Queso comes from us the Spanish word, which means cheese. So, in theory, it’s just melted cheese.
Almost every single Mexican restaurant in American sells its version, but they all start with a base of creamy cheese, usually Velvetta. The add-ins can range from Jalapeno peppers to more cheese to diced tomatoes.
The cheese color will be dependent on what type of cheese you are using and what your add-in. The add-ins might change the color of the cheese.
Air Fryer Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip)
Today, I made a straightforward Queso using diced Velvetta, added some diced jalapenos, a can of Rotel, added a Mexican cheese blend cheese, ground chorizo, minced garlic, and seasonings for a great and easy Air Fryer Queso.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip)
- Ground Chorizo
- Velveeta Cheese
- Mexican Cheese
- Rotel with Diced Green Chilies
- Diced Jalapenos
- Minced Garlic
How To Make Air Fryer Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip)
Dice up the Velveeta into 1-inch pieces—place in the bottom of a baking pan.
Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the cheese.
Place the pan into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 8-10 minutes. Mix halfway.
How do I use Queso?
I use Queso as a dip, although there are a lot of other dishes that you can use it in.
It is an excellent filling for burritos, tacos, and anything you like cheese, including hamburgers. But obviously, don’t forget the Air Fryer Nachos!
Is This Queso Dip Hot
This is the greatest thing about making this at home, and you can add as much as you want of spices. You can even make mild Queso by eliminating the Jalapeno Peppers.
Adjust the recipe to your taste buds; you can also make complete cheese queso by eliminating the Rotel and Jalapeno Peppers.
Can I Make This on An Outdoor Grill
Yes, as grilling season comes upon us, you can make this on the Blackstone Griddle or any other gas grill that you have.
I love this; this makes for a great and easy Campfire Snack, appetizer, or just a fun dip to have around! My kids love this, and they love sharing!
Ways To Serve This Loaded Queso Dip
I will be honest with you, my kids love this on my homemade Nacho Chips, but there are so many other ways you can serve this. Here are some great suggestions,
- Mac & Cheese (This is a great mix in)
- Potato Wedges
- Bread Wedges, like a Mexican Fondue
Variations to This Homemade Grill Queso
There are so many ways that you can alter this recipe, some of my suggestions:
- Vegan (Vegetarian): Substitute the chorizo sausage for black beans.
- Meat: Change the Chroizo to gorunds ausge, roune beef, etc.
- Beer: Add some beer for a great adult treat of Beer Queso.
How To Store Leftovers
If you have any Queso leftover, let it cool to room temperature and then place it into an airtight container. This dip will last between 2 to 3 days.
If you want to reheat it, place it into a baking pan, and place it back into the air fryer; set the temperature to 300 degrees F, air fryer setting, for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.
You can continually heat this in the microwave, place it into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it until warm.
Can I Make This Meatless
Yes, you can remove the meat and replace it with black beans. Since black beans are rich in protein, you will get the same filling dip.
You can also add red kidney beans, although not traditional, also give a significant protein boost.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes-
- AIR FRYER LASAGNA EGG ROLLS
- BLACKSTONE LOADED GRILLED NACHOS
- AIR FRYER BREADED EGGPLANT
- AIR FRYER CANDIED PECANS
- EASY AIR FRYER HOMEMADE CHEEZ-ITS
- AIR FRYER GARLIC ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES
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- 1 pound ground chorizo
- 8 ounces Velveeta Cheese
- 8 ounces Mexican Cheese
- 15.5 ounces Rotel with Chiptoles
- 1/2 cup sliced jalapeno peppers
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Dice up the Velveeta into 1-inch pieces—place in the bottom of a baking pan.
- Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the cheese.
- Place the pan into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 8-10 minutes. Mix halfway.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1920mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g
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