easy taco queso dip

Easy Taco Queso Dip

Nothing gets the party started quite like a taco queso dip. This Easy Taco Queso Dip with cream cheese and ground beef will be a fun addition to any appetizer spread. Make it for game day gatherings or whenever you need a delicious app in a hurry. You'll love that this hassle-free Mexican cheese dip comes together in 25 minutes using ground beef seasoned with Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix, cream cheese, Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles and cheese.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 25 Minutes
Servings 24

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 12 oz (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 cups Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (8 oz)
  • Sliced green onion and chopped fresh cilantro leaves, as desired
  • Tortilla chips, as desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Pour into small bowl; stir in taco seasoning mix until combined. Set aside.
  2. In same skillet, heat cream cheese and tomatoes over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is smooth. Stir in chiles, cheese and beef mixture; continue cooking about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and mixture is hot. Pour into heatproof serving bowl. Sprinkle green onion and cilantro on top. Serve warm with chips.

Expert Tips

  • We like using canned petite diced tomatoes in this taco queso dip for the smaller dice, but regular diced tomatoes can also be used.
  • Try other varieties of Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix, such as Hot & Spicy for an Easy Taco Queso Dip that turns the heat up a notch.
  • Serve half of the queso taco dip and keep the rest in the skillet until needed.
  • For other crowd-pleasing dips you can make in a flash, try our Easy Taco Bean Dip or Chicken Enchilada Dip.
  • If this Mexican cheese dip recipe has you thinking about cheesy queso, check out our recipe for Cheesy Queso Beef Tacos. It's for the queso lovers.


1 Serving Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 90); Total Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 230mg; Total Carbohydrate 3g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g); Protein 6g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 4%;
Exchanges: 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 0

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