Easy Queso Recipe {Crockpot} is a warm and cheesy dip made in a slow cooker with just three ingredients! It doesn’t get much easier when you need an appetizer. I also have a Skillet Queso Dip that you may want to serve as well!

Mini Bowls of Easy Queso with Shredded Cheese and Surrounded by Chips.

Easy Queso Recipe

If you are looking for a quick and easy game-day appetizer, this easy queso recipe is what you need! It’s also perfect for holiday gatherings like your Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. If you have a slow cooker, grab the three ingredients and add them to the bowl of the crockpot. Cover it, set it on low, and let it do all of the work. That’s it! Plus, there are lots of ways to serve the dip. I also have a Slow Cooker Taco Dip you might love.

Easy Queso ingredients in a crockpot.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Cream Cheese: You will need two blocks of cream cheese for the dip.

Salsa Verde: Salsa Verde is a green salsa that may or may not have a slight kick to it. You can choose the variety, from mild to medium to hot, with the amount of heat you want in the dip. You could also use a different kind of salsa like tomato salsa if preferred.

Cheese: I used Monterey jack cheese in the dip. However, you can certainly use a different kind of cheese like white cheddar, pepper jack, or Havarti cheese, as a few options. Even cheddar cheese would be delicious. When choosing a kind of cheese, just make sure it melts easily. Another hint for the creamiest dip is to shred your own block of cheese rather than buy the cheese already shredded. Pre-shredded cheese has a coating on it that can result in a grainy dip when melted.

Variations: Although this dip is delicious and addicting as-is, you can always tweak it to make it your own. Add cooked ground beef, a can of Rotel or other diced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and/or green chilis to the mix.

Cooked Easy Queso in a crockpot.

How to Serve Easy Queso

After the ingredients have melted together (about 2 1/2 hours on the low setting), it’s time to serve this easy queso recipe {crockpot}! Here are some options for serving the dip:

After cooking on low for 2 1/2 hours, reduce the setting to warm when serving. It can sit out for up to 2 hours before it should be stored in the refrigerator.

Mini Bowls of Easy Queso on a Cutting Board.

Can I Make Easy Queso Without a Crockpot?

Yes! If you don’t have a slow cooker, or it is being used for another delicious appetizer like cranberry meatballs, make the easy queso on the stovetop. To make it on the stovetop, simply add the three ingredients to a saucepan. Heat on low until completely melted. You could also use the double boiler method to melt the ingredients together.

Dipping a Chip into Easy Queso.

How to Store

If you have any easy queso recipe left, don’t let it go to waste. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat it in the microwave, on the stovetop, or back in the slow cooker on the warm setting when ready to enjoy again.

Mini Bowls of Easy Queso with Shredded Cheese and Surrounded by Chips.
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Easy Queso Recipe {Crockpot}

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Easy Queso Recipe is a warm and cheesy dip made in a crockpot with just three ingredients!


  • 2 blocks (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa verde
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • tortilla chips, for serving


  • Add the cream cheese, salsa verde, and Monterey Jack to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2½ hours, stirring every half hour, until the Queso is smooth and warmed through.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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    1. Cook it however long you would like, Kathy. I don’t want uncooked lumps in my dip so I chose an appropriate cooking time.

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