GC Cooks: Tailgate Queso Dip

Story by Kelsey Wooten
Video by Anne Langan 

Football season is here, Chips, and if you aren’t a huge fan of the sport itself, then how about try the foods that come with it?

Next tailgate that you attend, show your “food spirit” by bringing this savory two-in-one white spinach queso dip.

It only takes 25 minutes to make and about 5 minutes devour.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 12 ounces white american cheese, cubed
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño, saute until tender.

Add cheeses and milk. Stir until melted, be sure not to scald the mixture.

Then, add tomatoes, spinach and cilantro. Stir well. Pour into a dish to serve right away, or use a crock pot on the “keep warm” setting to bring to a tailgate and share with friends! Serve with tortilla chips.