Cheese is definitely one of my guilty pleasures… I mean, it doesn’t matter how thin I get in my fitness journey, I’m always the curviest version of whatever size I am in and I think a lot of it has to do with my love for cheese…shhh! I also love a tasty dip recipe that can be eaten with either chips or veggies, so when I found this High Protein Queso Dip Recipe, I knew I just had to share it with all of you…as well as some tips on how to make it even higher protein and lower in fat.
Not all queso recipes are the same… some are super fattening and also low in protein, that’s why I’m so excited to share with you guys this…
High Protein Queso Dip Recipe
Just make sure to read in the recipe cards notes about my thoughts on making it as low fat and protein-packed as possible.
When I came upon the base of this recipe, I was so excited to give it a try.
As part of maintaining my 100+ lb weight loss, I have been trying to increase my protein intake, and this dip was just what I needed to indulge my cheesy cravings, but to not do any damage to my progress.
- To see all of my high-protein recipes, go here.
Just like with my Easy Cheesy Bean Dip, this High Protein Queso Dip can be made year-round and for any occasion.
So it’s super versatile and doesn’t have to made during any particular season or holiday…but I have had luck with it being super popular at pot lucks and game day parties.
*Remember, if you like this recipe, make sure to check out my entire high protein recipes section.
Now let’s learn how to make this yummy high protein appetizer:
Here I shared a simple video that shows you the process of making it…sorry there won’t be any still images of the process beyond those in the video.
Here are some yummy shots of the finished product!
Doesn’t it just look so tasty and filling?
One of my favorite things about this dip is that it is both super yummy, but it’s also packed with protein so not only do I have so much less guilt when I eat it, but it also really fills me up and keeps me full too.
I love that there are several forms of protein in this recipe. The best part about that is that you can pick and choose which proteins you want to add…
You absolutely don’t have to follow the recipe 100% and it will typically still turn out super tasty.
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes and chilies
- ½ pound white american cheese, shredded
- ½ pound pepperjack cheese, shredded
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ to 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained (use desired amount of meat)
- 1 pound sausage roll, browned and drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1. In a medium stock pot or dutch oven, heat the diced tomatoes and chilies over medium-low.
2. Stir in the cheeses, sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder. Continuing stirring, leaving only for very short periods of time, until completely melted and blended.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine.
4. Optional: If a thinner sauce is desired, add ½ cup milk.
5. Serve warm with assorted chips and vegetables for dipping.
Once warmed you can serve in a slow cooker on warm setting, a good option if it will be left out for an extended period of time.
*To make this recipe even higher in protein and lower fat you can easily swap out the sour cream and cream cheese for plain greek yogurt. You can also use low-fat cheeses.
Nutrition InformationYield 36 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 216mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 8g
These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site and should be treated as an estimate only.
Oh, and since this is a dip that needs to stay warm, I recommend that you just throw it in a small slow cooker if it needs to stay out to be snacked on…just place it on the “keep warm” setting & stir as needed.
Don’t wait too long to try this super yummy queso dip! 😉
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*Please note that this recipe was originally shared to this website on December 26th of 2019, and has since been updated to improve user experience, as well as to provide a free printable recipe card.