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Light Queso recipe in white bowl surrounded by chips

Light Queso Recipe

This light queso recipe uses low-fat cheddar and bursts with flavor from fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapenos, and spices. Perfect for game day!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Charlotte


  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter *Grass-fed
  • 1 14 ounce can Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
  • 3 cups Light Cheddar Cheese *Grated
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Jalapeno Peppers * Finely chopped. Seeded if desired


  • Grate cheese and chop jalapenos. Drain tomatoes. Set all the ingredients aside.
  • In a small saucepan saute the drained fire-roasted tomatoes in the grass-fed butter. Cook until thick about 10 minutes on medium high heat.
  • Lower the heat and add grated cheddar, jalapeno and spices. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Transfer the dip to a serving dish and serve immediately!