tex mex cheese dip
  • (2 tsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (1 medium) onion, chopped
  • (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (1/2 cup) pale ale, or other light-colored beer
  • (1 1/2 cups) low-fat milk, divided
  • (3 Tbsp.) cornstarch
  • (1 3/4 cups) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • (10 oz. can) diced tomatoes w/green chiles, drained
  • (2 Tbsp.) lime juice
  • (1 tsp.) salt
  • (1 tsp.) chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • (1/4 cup) scallions, chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) fresh cilantro, chopped



Tex-Mex Cheese Dip

A thick and spicy Cheddar cheese dip with tomatoes, green chiles and some beer.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes


  1. 1Place a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil. When hot, add onion and garlic, cook 4-5 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Add beer, cook another minute. Add 1 cup milk, bring to simmer.
  2. 2In a small bowl, whisk together remaining milk and cornstarch until combined. Add to pan while stirring, continue to stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low.
  3. 3Add cheese to pan, stir until melted. Add tomatoes, lime juice, salt, chili powder and cayenne, stir to combine. Top with scallions and cilantro and serve. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 84
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Sodium 307 mg
  • Fiber 0 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Snack

Recipe Subcategory: Dips and Spreads

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.