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It isn’t game day without a big bowl of this quick and easy, perfectly spicy, melted cheese goodness known as green chile white queso dip.
School is officially back in session for a lot of the country, including us Mississippians. As a teacher, there’s pretty much only one thing that makes me eager to leave behind lazy summer days in favor of going back to work: The allure of fall. It’s right around the corner and, were it not for the oppressive humidity that’s a mainstay in The South this time of year, I’d probably be able to feel it.
In addition to cooler fall temperatures, I’m looking forward to cozy sweatshirts, all things pumpkin, and, most of all, football season.
We’re just about as stereotypical as you might imagine football fans in The South to be. I can just about guarantee we’ll be cheering on our team in person if they’re playing at home, and we catch most every away game on TV. It isn’t just the game itself that’s important, though; it’s the whole ritual of gathering with family and grazing on favorite foods throughout the day.
Because you can’t really have a game day celebration without a dip or three, I made this green chile white queso dip. It’s quick to prepare and is basically a block of shredded white cheddar cheese with a few additional ingredients to make it a smooth, flavorful dip. This cheese dip is best enjoyed right after it’s made, so I love to pair it with some easy make-ahead options, like baked chicken taquitos, double chocolate brownies, or spinach and artichoke dip.
While I was at Family Dollar grabbing some game day staples, like Coca-Cola™, I found Wise Nacho Cheese Tortilla chips that ended up being so good dipped in this queso. Like, insanely good.
Green Chile White Queso Dip
adapted from Fifteen Spatulas
8 oz. extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbs. butter
2 tbs. flour
1 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. Creole seasoning or seasoning salt
4 oz. can green chiles
In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until a paste forms. When the paste begins to bubble, whisk in the milk. Continue whisking until the mixture is combined. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer long enough for the mixture to thicken. When it does, whisk in the seasoning. Next, stir in the shredded cheese and, when it’s completely melted, add the chiles. Whisk for another minute to allow all the flavors to come together. Serve hot.
If you’re as big a fan of cheese as I am, you’ll want to check out southern pimento cheese and five cheese macaroni and cheese.
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