If you love Qdoba’s Queso, you can now make Copycat Qdoba Queso Recipe at home. Cheesy, creamy queso is just what you want from this copycat recipe.

Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

Copycat Qdoba Queso Recipe:

We love Qdoba’s Queso. That is one of the many reasons why we love going there. The queso is always creamy, cheesy and so delicious.

My family loves when I recreate recipes from our favorite restaurants. So they were excited that I found the perfect copycat recipe for Qdoba’s queso.

You may have to get a few things from the store, but the ingredients are easy and the process is simple too.

Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

What is Qdoba Queso made of?

Qdoba Queso is made with 3 types of cheese, American, White American and White Monterey Jack Cheese. Then add in poblano peppers that are roasted to perfection.

Stir in some pantry ingredients and Copycat Qdoba Queso is created. It is the perfect cheese dip to dip your tortilla chips in.

It is made on the stove top but you can easily make this in your crock pot.

Ingredients needed - American Cheese, White American Cheese, White Monterey Jack Cheese, Poblano Peppers, Roma Tomatotes, salt and pepper, heavy whipping cream, olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder

Ingredients:

  • American Cheese
  • White American Cheese
  • White Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

How to Make Qdoba Queso:

  • Preheat Oven – Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Prepare Poblano Peppers – Cut each of the poblano peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  • Place peppers on baking sheet – Line a baking sheet with foil and place the poblano peppers cut side down on the baking sheet.
  • Season Peppers – Drizzle them with the olive oil and season them with the salt and pepper.
  • Bake Peppers – Bake for 15 minutes until the skins of the peppers are blackened slightly.
  • Let peppers cool – Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once you can touch the peppers, remove the skins and dice them into small pieces.
Close up image of roasted poblano peppers
  • Prepare Tomatoes – Dice the tomatoes into small pieces (similar to the diced poblano peppers).
  • Melt Cheeses – Add the heavy cream and all the cheeses to a small sauce pan. Heat on low to medium low heat until melted and combined. Stir occasionally and watch closely to make sure that the cheese does not burn.
  • Add in Seasoning – Then stir in the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, poblano peppers and diced tomatoes. Heat for a few minutes to combine and heat the ingredients through.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Serve warm with chips and enjoy!
Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

Tips for Making Queso Dip:

  • Make Spicy Queso – If you want a spicier Queso, add 1 more poblano peppers into the queso to add more heat.
  • Use your crock pot – If you prefer to make this in your slow cooker, I would double the recipe. Add in your ingredients and every hour stirring occasionally so cheese doesn’t burn. Cover and cook on low.
  • Taste Test – When preparing the queso it is a good idea to taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Add in different seasoning – If you want additional flavor add in finely chopped onions and ground cumin and chopped roasted red peppers to give it a deep flavor.
Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.
Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

What goes well with Qdoba Queso:

We serve Qdoba Queso on Taco Tuesday or for game day parties.

Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

How to Store:

Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You may have to add more cream or milk when reheating as the queso will thicken as it sits.

Close up image of Qdoba Queso and a white bowl with a side of chips.

Print Recipe here for Copycat Qdoba Queso:

Qdoba Queso

5 from 16 votes
Do you love Qdoba's Queso? Now you can make Copycat Qdoba Queso Recipe at home. This creamy queso is easy to make with easy ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine Mexican
Course Appetizer
Calories 444
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 8 oz American Cheese torn into small pieces
  • 8 oz White American Cheese torn into small pieces
  • 8 oz White Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 Poblano Peppers
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cut each of the poblano peppers in half and remove the seeds. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the poblano peppers cut side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with the olive oil and season them with the salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes until the skins of the peppers are blackened slightly. Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once you can touch the peppers, remove the skins and dice them into small pieces.
  • Dice the tomatoes into small pieces (similar to the diced poblano peppers).
  • Add the heavy cream and all the cheeses to a small sauce pan. Heat on low to medium low heat until melted and combined. Stir occasionally and watch closely to make sure that the cheese does not burn.
  • Then stir in the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, poblano peppers and diced tomatoes. Heat for a few minutes to combine and heat the ingredients through.
  • Serve warm with chips and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want a spicier Queso, add 1 more poblano peppers into the queso to add more heat.
Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You may have to add more cream or milk when reheating as the queso will thicken as it sits.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 444kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 18g, Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 123mg, Sodium 1185mg, Potassium 214mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 1487IU, Vitamin C 26mg, Calcium 829mg, Iron 1mg

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