Spinach Queso Dip

Spinach Queso Dip-0099 So, let’s talk football. My family is obsessed. College football on Saturday, NFL on Sunday, Monday and even Thursday sometimes. High school football on Friday nights, fantasy football leagues everywhere I turn, and pick-up games of catch before and after Sunday dinner.

Now, I like football as much as the next person (ok, well maybe a *tiny* bit less), but I have to say that I get more excited about the football parties and the tailgating than I do the actual games. And right at the top of my favorite football food is the famous Queso dip. For something that’s so quick and so easy (just two ingredients!) it’s always a hit. I love it because it’s also a versatile recipe, just a couple ingredients more and you have an awesome Spinach Queso dip.

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If you haven’t ever had Queso dip, it’s really that easy. Combine VELVEETA and RO*TEL (diced tomatoes and green chiles) and heat them in the microwave until the VELVEETA has melted. It takes just about five minutes. Easy.

Today, I added some cream cheese and frozen spinach, and it was a huge success. We like it with tortilla chips in our house, and sometimes put it in the crock pot to keep it warm during our parties. For a few lucky cities, the VELVEETA and RO*TEL Quesobago, loaded with Famous Queso Dip, is making a cross-country tour to college football’s hottest rivalries. Visit www.quesoforall.com for the tour schedule, and a chance to win a party of your own with the Quesobago! Queso for everyone!

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Even if football isn’t my thing, I always have a great time at our football parties. Next time you get together with friends and family to watch a game (or for any reason at all!) make sure you whip up some Queso.It’s creamy, zesty and so, so addictive.

For a look into our latest party, check out the video below. It’s my very first video here on Lemon Sugar, but it was lots of fun. Hope you like it!

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What makes Queso the perfect party dip? Leave your comment below for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. If you crave more Queso, check out www.quesoforall.com for the Quesobago tour schedule, Famous Queso Dip Recipe, and a chance to enter the sweepstakes for the ultimate football party! Queso fans can enter for the chance to win a party featuring the Quesobago for football’s biggest game by entering at www.quesoforall.com nowthrough November 30, 2013. The winner will receive a party at their home for up to 10 friends. No purchase necessary. Once you’ve entered for a chance to win, share with your friends and score bonus entries. Every time you come back and share via Facebook and Twitter or email through November 30, 2013, you’ll rack up additional chances to win.

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The next time you entertain, serve the crowd-pleasing Famous Queso Dip made with just two ingredients; creamy Velveeta and Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies. Today, we've added cream cheese and spinach for a new twist on an old favorite! Recipe source: Kraft Recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach (Do not thaw.)
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut up
  • 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
Instructions
  1. Place spinach in large microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 3 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

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  • Danielle

    Queso dip looks so easy (and yummy!) to make! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lisa Brown

    Queso this the perfect party dip because it’s easy and quick to make, tastes wonderful, and everyone loves it.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Lisa Brown

    My 2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/392342909833318400

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  • theniftyfoodie

    I love that it’s such a classic dish and super simple to make!

  • Elena

    it’s a perfect dip because it’s delicious, easy to make and everybody loves it
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • Elena
  • allysmama

    Queso is great for parties, because it makes everyone happy!
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  • allysmama
  • mami2jcn

    Queso makes the perfect party dip because it’s a crowd pleaser!
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  • mami2jcn

    tweeted–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/392397057123553280

  • stephanie

    queso is perfect for anytime

  • stephanie
  • Nicole Balogh

    Queso is the perfect party dip because it is quick and easy to make, but packs a flavorful punch!

  • Nicole Balogh
  • AnnaZed

    I think this stuff is so perfect because people associate it with good times like football games or summer barbeques. When I was a kid my mother used to make it in a double boiler on the stove then serve it over blazing sterno can (1960’s style!). The burnt bits are the best part. I like your spinach and cream cheese variation idea a lot!

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  • AnnaZed

    I posted a tweet too : https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/392528114409943040

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  • Cindy Battle

    Queso makes the perfect party dip because it’s delicious, quick to put together, and inexpensive. I love your spinach addition, looks delicious!

  • Cindy Battle
  • Bree (Skinny Mommy)

    I like the addition of the spinach-yum!

  • Robin C.

    I am a huge fan of the classic Velveeta and Ro*tel queso but really like with a little browned ground beef added in. And I like it spicy so sometimes I use the hot Ro*tel! It’s perfect for parties because it’s easy and just about everyone loves cheese! :-)

  • Courtney Bella

    because everyone loves cheese! (except for my husband because hes lactos) lol

  • Courtney Bella
  • Mel Irish

    This do is perfect because it is easy to make and super delicious!

  • Auntiepatch

    I’m not much of a cheese eater, although the men in the family are, but I do love Velveeta cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches! And the boys do love this dip!

  • amypugmire

    Its so good, and easy to make! amypugmire@live.com

  • amypugmire
  • D Schmidt

    I love Queso because t is the perfect dip because its versatile
    you can add additional ingredients to jazz it up and everyone loves cheese!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  • D Schmidt
  • jenspurg

    Queso is the perfect party food because it’s easy to make, inexpensive and most everyone likes it.
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  • jenspurg
  • Kelly Massman

    Well, everyone loves it, and it is so easy to make!!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!! :-) kmassman gmail

  • Lisa Brown
  • sandy

    Everyone loves warm cheese and this is so easy

  • rachel

    Who doesn’t like queso? It’s a great dip for everyone.

  • Rust

    SO easy to make and universally loved.

  • Rust
  • susan1215

    We love Queso because it’s so easy to make. feeds a crowd and warms you up.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  • Kristen

    It’s so quick and easy!

  • JessieC

    Queso makes the perfect party dip because everyone loves smooth,creamy sauce, that is made from a blend of melted cheeses.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • JessieC

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/394673427757293568

  • http://mellanhead.blogspot.com/ Jeannine S

    It is easy to make. I love how you can add different flavors to it to make it less spicy, more spicy or anything you want

  • starr_greenwell

    Queso makes the perfect dip because EVERYONE loves it and it is SO easy to make and you can add so much, I like to add sausage.

  • starr_greenwell
  • margaretsmith

    It’s so easy to make and tastes really great. Thanks so much.

  • margaretsmith
  • mocha89

    Queso is the perfect dip because it is easy to make and tastes great.

    austma7@aol.com

  • Jimmy

    Queso is great because it tastes so good and most people at the party will enjo it.

  • Natalie

    Queso is great because it doesn’t take a lot to prepare some appetizers

  • jessica

    Queso is great because it taste good even when it get cold

  • colleen g

    Queso is the best dip because its fast to make and tastes delicious!

  • jlafount

    Everyone seems to want to eat it unlike some dips

  • cynthiac

    It’s perfect because it can be made in minutes.

  • cynthiac
  • Anastasia

    Queso is perfect because it’s delicious!!! It’s also versatile! If you don’t want plain cheese, you can add all kinds of other things to it to give it a different flavor and texture :)

  • Anastasia
  • Kay

    easy to make and yummy

    kayykay@ymail.com

  • deborahstinson

    It’s delicious, easy to make and all my guests love it!

  • Linda G.

    it is so yummy and you can’t stop eating it!

  • Tamar

    It’s an easy and delicious dip!

  • hawkshoe

    Queso is a good party dip because it is easy to make and everyone seems to enjoy it.

  • Jean Brinkley

    It’s so incredibly good and most people like it (even kids). Also, you can control the heat by adding more or less of the tomatoes and chiles (those things have some power)!

  • Jean Brinkley
  • onefrugalgirl
  • onefrugalgirl

    It’s so easy to prepare!

  • carogonza

    Queso dip is perfect because everyone I know loves it so it satisfies everyone.

  • mickeyfan

    Melted cheese and the ability to customize…what’s not to love???

  • tina m

    i like your Spinach Queso Dip recipe

  • tina m
  • sarahhirsch

    i have never had it, but i think people like it because it is cheesy and zesty.

  • Heather

    That looks so good!

  • tinareynolds

    I love how easy it is too make and the ability to change it up so much!

  • tinareynolds
  • bellows22

    queso is the perfect party dip because it is soooo good, everyone loves it and its easy to make

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • DeeG131

    It’s easy to prepare and tastes great! :)

  • DeeG131
  • Allie

    Queso is a great party dip since everyone likes cheese

  • Ashley C

    Queso is the perfect party dip because it’s super cheesy (and who doesn’t love cheese) and you get lots of flavor from the spices! Plus it’s great to sit around a bowl together and talk, it’s perfect for conversation.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Susan H.

    Queso is perfect dip because it is so easy to make yet so good. Everyone lovees it. Thanks.

  • Susan H.
  • Susan H.

    I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/sebh55/status/397399626749181953. I hope this isn’t a duplicate. Having trouble posting.

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  • maria cantu

    the queso looks good
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  • http://www.chambanachik-live.blogspot.com/ chambanachik

    Cheese works for any occasion! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/ Jayne

    It’s perfect because everyone loves it! And it’s easy to make more to serve a hungry crowd.

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/ Jayne
  • Jessica Holybee

    you can eat it hot or cold , with chips pretzels or crackers. its the perfect snack

  • http://pregnantkatiesmom.blogspot.com/ Susan C

    This is the perfect dip because it is easy to prepare. And delicious!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • mommyto2girlz

    It’s super easy to make and is something that everyone likes which makes it perfect for parties. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  • Sonya Morris

    Oh my, I am making Spinach Queso dip this weekend!! Queso makes the perfect party dip and it is so easy to make!

  • Sonya Morris

    Link to tweet:

    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/397900139592839168

    Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

  • Kerry

    It’s perfect because who doesn’t love Queso? It’s cheesy goodness! Whenever I take it to a party it’s always a favorite by all!

    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Tara

    It’s perfect because it’s so easy!

  • http://utry.it/ Amy Tong

    Queso is the prefect party dip because I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it, period!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • http://utry.it/ Amy Tong
  • sandra

    it’s quite versatile as a party dip

  • nicolegreene

    It’s the perfect party dip because it’s easy, quick, delicious, and sure to please everyone!

  • nicolegreene
  • LAMusing

    It’s creamy and cheesy – who doesn’t love that?!
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  • shannon

    It’s warm and creamy for this changing cooler weather!

  • shannon
  • cw

    It’s warm, gooey, and a crowd pleaser

  • Betty Curran

    It is so versatile. You can change it up to please everyone.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Lisa V.

    Queso dip is great because just about everyone likes cheese.

  • joseph gersch

    the creaminess makes it the ultimate dip

  • Angela N Winesburg

    It’s easy and quick to make and tastes wonderful!.

  • Angela N Winesburg
  • john hutchens

    it is easy to make and everyone likes it

  • john hutchens
  • asketcher2

    The spinach ruined the dip for me. But I’m sure adding the spinach makes it perfect by upping the Iron and healthy factor in the dip. I think it’s perfect because it’s so easy and you can add a lot of your favorites to the dip. I prefer canned chicken, though.

  • meredith

    I think its a perfect dip since its cheesiness is super yummy!

  • meredith
  • Kyhere Here

    Queso’s irresistable flavors and my addition of fresh cilantro makes it the perfect party food. Go Bengals!

    ky2here at msn dot com

  • Daniel M

    quick easy and tasty!

  • Colin Glen

    Its perfect because everyone likes cheese.

  • Joni Dolniak

    It’s easy to make and everyone likes it.

  • Joni Dolniak
  • Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl

    Queso is a hit at every [arty and is sooo easy to make!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

  • Stephanie Larison

    It’s quick to make and everybody loves it.

  • Bruce Vrana

    Everybody loves queso

  • Karen Drake

    Queso is the perfect party dip because it is so easy to make and everyone loves it.

  • gildedaged

    I’ve never put cream cheese in my queso before! Ah! Cannot wait! Anyway! I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like queso – and you can customize it hot or mild depending on your guests! And its my favorite! Better than ketchup!

  • gildedaged
  • cnuland

    Ooo – adding spinach?! I love it! Thanks for the idea. Everyone loves Queso because chips and cheese were meant to be together!

  • kathy pease

    it is great for a crowd and looks pretty simple to prepare and I love spinach :)

  • kathy pease
  • flowerfiend12 .

    Its cheesiness makes it good.
    michcon AT michmedia DOT com

  • flowerfiend12 .

    tweeted for entry

    https://twitter.com/mhohertz/status/399659484609380352

    michcon AT michmedia DOT com

  • Tanya

    Lovely pictures…yum!

  • paulinem

    Queso is great! Tastes great and a fun warmy gooey goodness that gives you a warm gooey feeling.

  • Tamara

    Making queso with Velveeta is always so easy. And every loves it!

  • Nancy Hall

    Queso makes the perfect party dip because it is easy, delicious and just about everyone likes it. I have never tried making it with spinach but that sure looks good.

  • Tamara
  • Melissa Leal

    It’s perfect because its so easy to make and everyone LOVES cheese! You never get tired of it because you can make it so many different ways.

  • Melissa Leal
  • Lorena Keech

    I love that queso is spicy but not too spicy, so everyone seems to like it.

  • Annabellainla

    It’s delicious and can be eaten with a variety of different chips – everyone loves it
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  • Kayla

    It’s cheesy, delicious, and everyone loves it.

  • Lisa Pecora

    Everyone likes chips and queso so it makes it easy to serve something quick.

  • laurie

    were not much on spinach, I don’t know how this would go over with my family

  • laurie
  • Sarah Marshall

    Queso makes the perfect party dip because it is easy and yummy and you can change it up simply by varying ingredients so it never gets boring!

  • Sarah Marshall
  • traymona

    Queso is easy to make and everyone likes it.

  • Beth Klocinski

    Queso dip is a perfect party dip because you put it in the crock pot and spend time with friends instead of over the stove.

  • Tara O.

    This is the perfect party dip because it is so easy to make and everyone loves a tasty cheese dip!!

  • http://myloonyverse.com/ Sherry Conrad

    Everyone loves it- cheesy goodness with just a bit of a kick.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

  • http://myloonyverse.com/ Sherry Conrad

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    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

  • Nadine L

    It’s perfect because it’s easy to make, goes far and everyone always loves it

  • Nadine L
  • steph

    it’s perfect because it’s simple and popular!

  • steph
  • Arnold E Carroway II

    Queso is the best gameday food.

  • AmandaSakovitz

    its perfect because it has something in it that everyone loves!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • AmandaSakovitz
  • WWillows6

    Queso made with Velveeta and Rotel is the perfect dip because it has a rich flavor with just the right amount of spice.

    Lisa Garner
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • WWillows6

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/399961656911863808

    Lisa Garner
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • mary j

    It is easy to make and is always a party favorite.

  • Ellie W

    Queso is the best party food because it doesn’t require eating utensils for one thing. It’s warm, delicious, and always hits the spot. It also goes great with any beverage.

  • Ellie W
  • Tim Bowers

    This looks very good, a crowd pleaser to say the least

  • AngelaLilly

    If you do a google search on “queso dip recipe” it pulls up over 400,000 hits! What other dip does that? Insane! But that is why it is so perfect! There is a recipe for EVERYONE’S taste!

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • Thomas Murphy

    queso is the perfect party dip because everyone likes it and it goes with lots of things.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Thomas Murphy
  • Anna Pry

    Spicy, cheesy ooey-gooey, and enough for everyone makes it good for parties
    pryfamily5@gmail.com

  • Atreau

    It’s perfect because everyone loves it!

  • Anna Pry
  • Tabathia

    Because it’s universal and can be used for food, chips and tostitos

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • heather c

    Easy to make, can put it on all kinds of things (sliders, tacos, chips, etc) and so good!

  • heather c
  • slehan

    Queso is the perfect party dip because it’s so easy to make and you can add things if you want to change it up a bit.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • slehan
  • Pixel Berry Pie

    I love making queso! It’s easy to make and definitely a crowd-pleaser.

  • erica best

    i love the it a dip and a topper

  • erica best
  • Charlene Kuser

    Queso is the perfect party dip because you can always add different spices and condiments to make it taste a little different.An ever changing dip

  • Charlene Kuser
  • Buddy Garrett

    It makes the perfect party dip because everyone loves it’s delicious taste.

  • Whitney

    It’s easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.

  • Whitney
  • mail4rosey

    It’s got a nice rich (deliciously cheesy) flavor to it that makes it a perfect party dip.

  • mail4rosey
  • Ashley H

    It’s easy to make and super yummy!

  • Harmony B

    Love queso because its so simple and delicious.

    njharmonyg@aol.com

  • Harmony B
  • Julie

    Its easy and its cheap to make….
    I always keep the items on hand to make it for a quick snack
    thanks for the giveaway