Texas-Style Queso Recipe

Torchy's Tacos Cheese Dip Queso Recipe

Apologies in advance if this post makes you a bit hungry. I know that I’m simply ravenous just writing about what is, in fact, my favorite food on earth: queso!

Instead of solely relying on restaurants for my queso (cheese dip) fix, I recently decided to whip up a batch of my own that rivals any restaurant quality queso. And I consider myself a queso connoisseur, so trust me when I say this! 

Grab my recipe for Texas-Style Queso with La Vaquita Cheese below!

Texas style queso recipe: cheese dip with green chilis, hot sauce and la vaquita cheese.

Torchy's Tacos Cheese Dip Queso Recipe

Texas style queso recipe: cheese dip with green chilis, hot sauce and la vaquita cheese.

Torchy's Tacos Cheese Dip Queso Recipe

Mmm just look at that ooohy-gooey delicious-ness!!

Texas style queso recipe: cheese dip with green chilis, hot sauce and la vaquita cheese.


1 cup of salsa (I used fire-roasted)

4 oz can of diced green chilis

half a block of velveeta cheese (cubed)

4 tablespoons of heavy cream

1 roma tomato (diced)

handful of fresh cilantro

1/3 cup of La Vaquita Cheese

drizzle of your favorite hot sauce (I used Torchy’s Diablo Sauce)

*Optional (a scoop of guacamole) 


combine salsa, velveeta & heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat

Simmer until hot & runny

transfer to your favorite serving bowl 

top with cilantro, tomatoes, hot sauce and La Vaquita Cheese

serve with tortilla chips

Whoever first decided to top their cheese dip off with even more cheese, I salute you! La Vaquita’s Queso Fresco (fresh cheese) is a Texas-made cheese that has a smooth & creamy texture and crumbles just perfectly. While it looks similar to feta, it’s not nearly as strong and makes for a fabulous addition to any dish, whether Tex-Mex or not. I love the way it tastes sprinkled over a slice of pizza, roasted veggies & even hummus!

There are so many things I love about living in Texas, but I have to say the food just might be number one. When we get together with friends down here, we almost always eat Mexican food, we make margaritas (when we’re not pregnant) and we grill cheese-filled jalapenos wrapped in bacon when we cook out! When you’re surrounded by such authentic ingredients in the most delicious of flavors, it’s hard not to soak it all up and enjoy, as often as possible! 

Try this Texas-Style Queso recipe for yourself, or check out more tasty recipes from La Vaquita Cheese here.

PS: I had WAY too much fun making, shooting & writing this little post for you all. Expect to see more of my favorite recipes popping up on Lone Star Looking Glass soon! Spoiler alert, they might all involve cheese! 😉


photos by Lauren Rathbun

*thanks to La Vaquita Cheese for partnering with my on this post.* 



  • I think I would eat this right now for breakfast lol


  • Nicole Leffew

    Omg my Lord I need this now!!! Yum!

  • Nina Rand

    I love new queso recipes, so I’m definitely going to try this one!

    xx Nina


  • Zoe

    YUM. Seriously sounds so good. And you know what I just realized? I’ve never made my own queso.

    Zoe | http://www.zoewithlove.me/

  • Greta Hollar

    I’m obsessed with queso and this looks so good! I need to make this!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Oh my gosh, I need this now!! Looks so good!


  • Emily Ravenna

    need to try this recipe – that dip looks incredible!

    xo Emily

  • I love me some good ole Texas queso! Totally need to try this!!!

  • Audrey Stowe

    Ugh, I have a weakness for queso and this looks SO yummy. I’ve got to try sometime!

  • Dawn Princess Darnell

    omg! This looks so yummy! I need to try this out. I love cheese!

  • Sydney Power

    Oh I need to try this right away!!!

  • Rachel

    Y’all must be fans of Torchy’s. 🙂 The hubby and I were wondering how many times we’ve eaten at Torchy’s in the last few years. We decided it was better to not think about it. haha! It’s definitely our go-to place. Thanks for the recipe! Their queso is off the charts yummy. I’ll have to give this a try.