Roasted Jalapeño Queso

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I’m not sure whether I can blame my own vices for throwing this recipe together or just straight up pregnancy cravings. Either way, I have a feeling you all are going to thank me for this little gem of a recipe.

I’ve been trying to come up with fast and easy recipes that anyone could throw together in a hot second or two. With the looming holidays making their way towards us, I figure we all need these “oh crap, I’m going to a party and don’t know what to make” recipes just waiting in the wings. So here is my first installment. Roasted Jalapeno Queso…the perfect spicy and cheesy appetizer that everyone and their Mom will love.

ROASTED JALAPENO QUESO

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Not only is this recipe so so good, but it’s party-ready in about 20 minutes. Plus, if you have one of these cute little Party Crocks, this Queso will stay warm for hours!

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Oh hello, lover.

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I served mine with some soft pretzels, chips and a few veggies, but feel free to serve whatever your little heart desires with this dip.

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I mentioned in the printable recipe that the heat level of this Queso is pretty dependent on how long you cook the jalapenos. The longer you cook them, the less heat they will have, so if you like a lot of heat, just give them a quick saute. If you really can’t stand a whole lot of heat, cook the jalapenos as long as possible. I was somewhere in the middle. Slight heat with that roasty toasty flavor. Yum yum!

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This makes a TON, so if you have a small gathering, be sure to halve the recipe. If not, make the entire thing and party on 🙂

Printable recipe below. Have a great day, friends!!

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Roasted Jalapeño Queso

Yield: 12 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red or yellow onion
  • 2 large jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • 32 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 2-10 oz. cans mild tomatoes with chiles {such as Rotel}
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans {optional}

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion and jalapeno in olive oil for 8 minutes or until very tender and browned. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper. The longer you cook your jalapenos, the less heat they will have. I like to cook mine a lot because I prefer the roasty toasty flavor of a well cooked jalapeno instead of just straight up heat. To each his own.
  2. To the jalapenos and onions, stir in cubed velveeta, Rotel, cumin and black beans {if using}. Stir to melt completely, another 8 minutes or so. Transfer to a warming bowl or Party Crock and serve immediately! Enjoy with chips, soft pretzels or anything your little heart desires.

 

Giveaway

My friends at Hamilton Beach are giving one of you lucky souls a Party Crock of your own, just in time to use for the holidays!

To enter to win, simply leave a comment telling me what color of Party Crock you’d like, blue, red or yellow. That’s it!

A few things I love about my Party Crock:

  • The 1.5 qt. pot is porcelain-enameled cast iron, so will last forever.
  • Oven, stovetop and induction safe.
  • The electric cooking base has low, medium and high settings, perfect for any recipe.
  • It comes with a second {cordless!!} warming base, incase there isn’t an outlet nearby.
  • It’s seriously my latest obsession and necessity for the holidays. I might go out and get a red one too 🙂

Thanks so much, Hamilton Beach!!

Fine print: one comment per person only! Keep in mind I need to approve 98% of the comments that appear on my blog, so if you don’t see your comment appear immediately, no need to comment again. Hamilton Beach has provided me with a Party Crock to review and share with you readers but in no way has compensated me for this post. All opinions expressed here are mine, baby. ALLLLLLL MIIIIIIINE. Giveaway will close November 18th and winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is randomly selected. 

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  1. Blue

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  2. This recipe sounds delicious!!!
    And I would love to serve it up in a shiny blue party crock!!!

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  3. Blue!

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  4. That blue is beautiful! Cheese dip is my addiction. This sounds so good.

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  5. I would love the yellow party crock. It would be such a lovely addition in my kitchen. ?

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  6. Yummy! I would pick blue!

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  7. I would love the blue party crock!

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  8. I would love a red party crock! That dip looks delicious too!

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  9. Yummy dip and fun giveaway ! I like blue.

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  10. Blue please!

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  11. I would love a yellow one!

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  12. Red my favorite color!

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  13. Looks yummy! Would love to have for the upcoming holidays. I would choose blue.

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  14. Thanks for the recipe. Blue is my fav!

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  15. This sounds fantastic! The party crock would be great in red for Christmas !

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  16. Red!

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  17. This dip looks amazing! I would love a red Party Crock!

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  18. Blue

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  19. The blue, it’s beautiful!

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  20. Red!

    And I’ll be trying the recipe next week! Thank you!

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  21. Sounds delicious! I would love the blue one 🙂

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  22. Red……

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  23. Red, please! 🙂

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  24. Yay!! Holidays, a Blue Party Crock & Family Gatherings! I would love a Blue Hamilton Beach Party Crock! I would make your Roasted Jalapeño Queso and take it to my nurses in my Blue Party Crock! Love your website. You’re amazing at what you do and love!

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  25. Sounds yum, I haven’t tried a recipe with velvet a cheese yet!
    Took me so long to decide, but I think I will pick yellow! Xx

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  26. I would pick red! Just in time for the holidays and what better color for Christmas!!

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  27. I love the blue!

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  28. This is so neat!! I would go with blue.

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  29. I’d love a red one. Thank you!

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  30. I’m obsessed with that blue!!

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  31. Yellow!

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  32. I love the yellow.

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  33. This Party Crock sounds amazing!!! I would looooooove one! My top pick for color would be red, but any would be fine with me! Thanks Lauren, I love your posts!!!

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  34. Blue.

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  35. What a fabulous crock and who doesn’t love queso!? I would love a red one! 🙂

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  36. I’d love a red party crock!!!

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  37. I would love the red one! This looks like awesome.

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  38. Yellow please!!!

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  39. That blue is gorgeous!

    Can’t wait to make this recipe. My husband will loooove it.

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  40. OMG need a party crock! Love the blue!!!!!

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  41. RED!!

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  42. I would love a red one!

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  43. RED!!!

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  44. I love, love, love this adorable party crock! How much fun would it be to make this dip and take it to a party, stand back and watch them all go crazy for it!!! It was hard to decide on a color but I pick blue.

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  45. This looks so yummy! I’m a sucker for queso. I’d love a blue party crock! 🙂

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  46. YELLOW 🙂

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  47. Blue! Such a bright party color!

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  48. Love the red!!

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  49. What a great recipe (especially to put in a burrito or on nachos!) I would love the blue Party Crock – it would go great with the other items on my wedding registry!

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