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Skillet White Queso Dip Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.

It can be hard to find unique and interesting appetizers to serve when you have company over, but look no further than this easy skillet white queso dip recipe! It has so much flavor and can be served with chips, crackers, or vegetables! Best of all, it is budget friendly.

A yummy, and easy, cheap appetizer that will impress your guests! Try this white queso skillet dip that taste restaurant quality.

Easy Skillet White Queso Dip


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz pepper jack cheese, grated (4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 of a small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbls garlic paste
  • 1 tbls dijon mustard
  • 1 tbls butter

You’ll just need 8 easy ingredients to make your white queso dip. My son and I shopped at Food Lion, a local grocery chain, because they have really high-quality store brand products that are often half the price of brand name labels!

It was amazing to see just how much we could save, versus using name brand products. Like mayonnaise, for example. It was almost 1/3 of the price of the other options to choose Food Lion label. The same went for mustard and even the cheese was much cheaper.

It’s such an easy swap to make to select store brand labels, when you know you can trust their quality, and really save a ton of money for your family.

Another way we save, while shopping at Food Lion, is with their weekly specials on products we often shop for. I like to look at the specials before planning our weekly menu and plan and prepare meals with items that are already on sale.

You can use the Food Lion app or website to access Food Lion MVP Digital Coupons that make it simple to score extra savings throughout the store. But my very favorite reason to shop with Food Lion is their Shop and Earn program!

You can activate monthly offers through the app or on the Food Lion website. Then, as you shop for qualifying items that are based on categories, not brands, such as freezer foods or fruit you’ll be working towards earning rewards that can be spent on future orders!

By shopping at Food Lion and selecting store brands, using digital coupons, watching for weekly specials, and utilizing the free Shop & Earn program, I’m able to save so much for our family each week on groceries! Their Fresh Ideas Blog even gives me inspiration and ideas for yummy meals to make!

Making the Queso Skillet Dip

When we got home from our weekly grocery trip, we were ready to make our yummy white queso dip! It’s so easy to make, with less than 5 minutes prep.

Soften your cream cheese in the microwave and then toss all your other ingredients into your mixing bowl. You’ll likely need to dice your onion and red peppers, but the rest should be easy and ready to use.

Now, just combine everything, prep your skillet with a little bit of butter, and pour your queso dip into the skillet to cook.

white queso dip

You want the queso appetizer to be warm, melted, and bubbly. But it doesn’t take long. I usually cook the queso dip for 15 minutes on the stove top, until everything is nice and bubbly.

pepper jack queso dip

This ensures that the cheese is all the way melted and the flavors have had time to combine. The garlic, onion, and red peppers need a little bit of time to release their flavors into your queso dip.

Be sure to stir occasionally so your queso dip doesn’t burn onto the bottom of your cast iron skillet.

pepper jack white cheese dip appetizer

Once it’s ready, allow to cool for a few minutes, it will be really hot, and serve! You can serve your skillet queso right from the cast iron skillet or serve into small portion bowls to serve at each person’s individual spot.

pepper jack cheese dip

Then, add your choice of sides for dipping – such as tortilla chips, pita bread, raw bell peppers, carrots, crackers, french bread, or pretzels. No matter how you serve it, the yummy white queso dip with all of it’s flavor will get everyone talking!

Skillet White Queso Dip Recipe

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Skillet White Queso Dip

Skillet White Queso Dip


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz pepper jack cheese, grated (4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 of a small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbls garlic paste
  • 1 tbls dijon mustard
  • 1 tbls butter


  1. Combine softened cream cheese, grated pepper jack cheese, mayonnaise, roasted red peppers, diced onions, garlic paste, and dijon mustard.
  2. Rub butter along the bottom and edges of a cast iron skillet. Add your white queso dip to the skillet.
  3. Heat on the stove on a low heat setting for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly all the way through. Cover while not stirring. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

When you’re ready to make up this yummy recipe, head into your local Food Lion to find incredible savings on all the ingredients and make these yummy recipes even more affordable to share.

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