This Greek yogurt queso is low calorie and high protein! The best part is, it only takes around 5 minutes to make. You can enjoy this queso with chips, or use it as a dipping sauce for chicken.
Whenever I find myself at Chipotle I have to order chips and queso with my meal. Okay, I might be slightly addicted, but there are worse things right?
The problem with traditional cheese dip is that it’s super heavy and loaded with calories. That’s why I came up with this Greek yogurt queso recipe.
All you need to do is melt your favorite blend of cheese, add some Greek yogurt and mix in the spices. It’s that simple. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try – even if you’re not a yogurt fan.
- Greek Yogurt
- Low fat cheese
- Reduced sodium taco seasoning
The base of this recipe is Greek yogurt. I’m using Fage 0%, because it’s low calorie and high protein. But feel free to use full fat yogurt if that’s what you prefer.
I’m also using low fat 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese and reduced sodium taco seasoning. But if you want to make your own blend of custom spices, that’s always an option too.
This Greek yogurt queso dip takes around 5 minutes to make. Scroll down to the recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s an overview of the general steps:
Start off by melting your cheese in a small pan on low heat. Even on the lowest setting, the cheese will melt quickly (unless you have a large amount).
Once the cheese is fully melted, add in the Greek yogurt. Stir everything around until the cheese and Greek yogurt are mixed together.
Add the taco seasoning and stir once more. Make sure everything is blended together, before serving. Turn off your stove and enjoy this queso immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you add milk to thin out queso?
Yes, you can add milk to thin out queso. Adding milk will help to reduce the thickness and consistency of the queso. However, be careful not to add too much milk at once, as it can make the queso too runny and dilute the flavor. It’s best to add milk gradually, stirring constantly, until you reach the desired consistency.
- How do you make queso not chunky?
To make queso not chunky, you need to ensure that the cheese is fully melted and smooth. Here are some other tips to achieve a smooth and creamy queso:
- Grate your cheese finely: Use finely grated cheese as it will melt more easily and evenly.
- Add cheese gradually: Add cheese to the pot gradually, stirring constantly. Don’t add too much cheese at once as it can cause clumping.
- Use low heat: Melt the cheese over low heat to prevent it from scorching and clumping.
- Add liquid gradually: Add liquid (such as milk or cream) gradually to the melted cheese, stirring constantly. This will help to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Use a blender: If you still have chunks of cheese, you can use a blender or immersion blender to blend the queso until it’s smooth.
- What kind of cheese is queso?
The type of cheese used in queso can vary, but it is typically made with a combination of melting cheeses such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso blanco. Some recipes also include other types of cheese, such as cream cheese or blue cheese, to add flavor and creaminess.
- Why is my queso rubbery?
If your queso is rubbery, it’s likely because the cheese has been overcooked or cooked at too high of a temperature. Overcooking cheese can cause the proteins in the cheese to break down, resulting in a rubbery texture.
Greek Yogurt Queso
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt Fage 0%
- 1/2 cup low fat cheese 4 cheese Mexican blend
- 1 tsp reduced sodium taco seasoning
- Melt cheese in a small pan on low heat. Make sure to periodically stir the cheese around so it doesn't stick to your pan.
- Once the cheese is fully melted, add in your Greek yogurt. Stir this mixture around until everything is combined together.
- Pour in the taco seasoning and stir one last time. The queso will begin to thicken, so make sure to serve while it's still warm.