Loaded with lots of sweet corn and zippy roasted green chiles, this hot cheesy queso dip is nearly impossible to stop eating!
It’s a queso kinda-Monday! Okay, seriously what day isn’t? A sad day, that’s what.
ANYWAYZ….hi! How was your Father’s Day weekend? Did you treat Dad to some knock-your-socks off grilling yesterday? Did you shower him with manly gifts like electric saws and lawn mowers?
I swear, I have the worst time shopping for all men. Seriously, it’s SO darn hard for me to find ANYTHING I think they’ll like! So I went lame this year and gave my dad a super-nice card and I plan to go shopping for something nice for him this week.
Okaaay the sugary-sweet card MAY have been a plot to get on Dad’s good side since he’s currently helping me find a new car to buy and I’d KINDA like the process to go a little quicker than it has been.
I kid of course. Love ‘ya, Dad! ♥
Now can we talk about the ONE thing that I’m on my knees beggin’ you to make for your next summer get-together? Or really, anytime you have that hot cheesy craving.
Which would be all the time I’m assuming….
You’re probably thinking right about now: Wait, Sarah are you confused or something? It’s mid-June and you’re sharing hot cheesy apps? YES. This is the summer-themed, green chile-packed, sweet corn-loaded version of queso dip and it is wicked awesome.
Just because it’s million degrees outside doesn’t mean you should forgo the warm cheesy dip. EVER. That’s just a cold-hard rule.
Today’s post was made possible thanks to the awesome people over at Hatch Green Chile who were super-generous enough to send me a bunch of their frozen whole hatch green chiles!
These green chiles are so DANG GOOD. They’re roasted to perfection and packed with just the right amount of zippy heat. Love, love, love! I may never go back to canned green chiles again.
I’ll be honest here and tell you that when I opened the box they sent me I did NOT expect to find whole-roasted green chiles in there, but that was definitely a pleasant surprise! The creative recipe inspiration juices started a’flowin pretty much instantly.
A hot, cheesy, slightly-spicy and oh-so addicting queso was born because, hey! I had an awful craving at the time. And I still do.
This queso is for real-deal cheese-lovers ONLY. If you’re not one of those hot cheesy app enthusiasts, you’d better stick to the fresh dips such as this or this.
Those of you who are clearly my cheese soulmates: you are in for the cheese ride of your LIFE!
There’s cheese upon cheese loaded into this queso. I used cheddar cheese because it’s my FAV, but you could also use mozzarella or montery jack. Why not just use it all??
Oh, and I also threw sweet corn into the mix too, because that is my life right now. It’s sweet, fresh flavor sings a pretty sweet song when combined with the zippy roasted green chiles.
The two were absolutely meant to live happily ever after in their swimming pool of gooey cheese. Hooooozah!
At least until the chips decide go skinny-dipping.
Is your Monday looking brighter yet? Maybe you’d better join the chips and go FACEPLANTING.
Green Chile Sweet Corn Queso Dip
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup finely chopped Hatch green chiles if using frozen, thaw
- 3/4 cup sweet corn if using frozen, thaw
- 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
- Minced cilantro for garnishing optional
- Chips for dipping
- Place butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add green chiles and corn and saute 4-5 minutes. Whisk flour into mixture and slowly add milk until smooth.
- Bring sauce to a low simmer, stirring frequently until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in shredded cheese until melted. Season dip with salt and pepper to taste and add paprika and garnish with cilantro if desired.
- Serve queso dip warm with chips.
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Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
Mmmm…this dip looks irresistible!
It definitely is!!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
This dip looks incredible, Sarah! Love the flavours – cheese and chile is such a great combo! Gotta try this soon! 😀
Thanks Jess! You’ve definitely gotta try this queso asap!
Heather - Butter & Burlap says
Love, love, love LOVING everything about this recipe! I’d love a chip that’s been skinny dipping in THAT queso. And yea… why are men so hard to shop for?! Such simple creatures, which is great up until the point where I have to find you a gift! Haha
Skinny-dipped chips are just best kind. 😀 And right?? I’m glad I’m not the only one who just cannot shop for men!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Yum! Love everything you packed into this dip! I’ll take the whole bowl – it looks amazing!
Aww thanks so much girl!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
This is one good looking queso dip! I love the corn and chile addition!
Thanks so much Jen!!
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
Queso is one of the best inventions of all-time and yours sounds incredible! I love the sweet corn in here!
Right?? It totally is! 😉 Thanks Sam!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I don’t care how hot it gets this summer, I will still dive right in to this queso dip. I love all things Mexican food, and would make a whole meal out of a bowl of this and some chips. Yum!
Right?! Hot cheesy food is totally a must year-round! Also, TOTALLY yes to making an entire meal outta this dip ‘n’ chips. Been done. 😀
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Sarah, this queso looks SO good!!!! my family love-likes queso. . making this one!!!
Aww thanks girlfriend! LMK how the family likes this one!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This looks delicious and queso is definitely a year-round affair! 🙂
Thanks Medha! You’ve gotta try this one!
Justine | Cooking and Beer says
Uhhhhhhhh … seriously!?!? Sarah, I love each of these ingredients! You made my day. 😉
You’re too sweet, Justine! xoxo
Holy yum! I love a queso dip and corn just makes me love it even more!
If you love queso, then you’ve just gotta try this version, Christin!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! I need to make this asap!!
You totally do for sure! 😉 Thanks Kelley!
Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks says
I LOVE the way this looks. It totally ups the salsa I normally bring to potlucks!
Thanks Dani! This queso is definitely a winner at potlucks!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
yummy dip Sarah, looks incredible!!
Thank you Manali!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
What an incredible looking dip! Will have to try it soon! 🙂
Thanks Anu! LMK if you try this dip!
Myra Barr says
I want this so badly right now thst I am will to go out in Palm Springs summer weather to get all the ingredients !! Now I know what is for my dinner !!