Mexican Cheese Dip

Melted into quesadillas or sprinkled over tacos, Mexican cheese transforms a good appetizer into a great dish. These easy recipes for Mexican cheese appetizers will broaden your palate for ethnic cheeses, such as aged goat-cheese cotija and almost-melted soft queso blanco.

Homemade Queso Fresco

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Make your own Mexican cheese, it's easier than you think! All of the ingredients required are probably already in your kitchen.

Queso Chihuahua Polenta

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The secret to great queso is using shredded Chihuahua cheese. Add some cheesy goodness to your polenta side dish by stirring in some of the ooey-gooey goodness.

Total: 10 mins

Tequila-Spiked Queso Fundido

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Spike snack time by pouring a couple shots of tequila in this creamy, cheesy dip.

Queso Fundido Diablito

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Don't be surprised when your guests gather around this appetizer. With 12 ounces of cheese and a jar of salsa, you know this hot dip has to be good.

Queso Fundido with Corn-Bread Dippers

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This south-of-the-border version of fondue combines chile-pepper bite with jicama crunch.

Mexican Fondue

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Chorizo sausage and beer flavor this hot cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer along with a variety of dippers.

Total: 30 mins

Home Run Cheese Ball

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This cheese ball recipe is made of cream cheese, lip-smacking taco cheese, and ballpark peanuts. It's sure to get the gang into the swing of things.

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

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Queso Verde Dip

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Chile and Chorizo Cheese Dip

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Roasted Pepper Queso Fundido

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Slow Cooker Rio Grande Dip

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Rio Grande Dip

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How to Make Cheese Dip

While canapes and caviar have their place, it's usually not at tailgating parties, movie nights, or backyard cookouts. When it comes to casual get-togethers, the way to really wow your guests is to know how to make cheese dips. From spicy queso to chili cheese to spinach and artichoke, cheese dips are always a delicious hit.

Vegetable Chili con Queso

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How to Make Mexican Rice

When it comes to Mexican cooking, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other main courses tend to take center stage, in your mind and on the table. But to truly complete a Tex-Mex feast, you should learn how to make Mexican rice...without reaching for a boxed mix or heat-and-serve pouch.

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

If you've shied away from learning how to make chicken enchiladas, you're not alone. While tacos and even burritos seem fairly manageable, enchiladas can be intimidating, from the filling to the sauce to the bubbling melted cheese. Rise above your fear! Enchiladas are surprisingly easy to make--even a cooking newbie can pull off this Mexican meal.

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