Food Storage Queso Dip

Food Storage Queso Dip

Everyone in my house loves nachos, so trying to make nacho cheese out of canned ingredients seemed like a good idea. I can tell you I’m very glad I did. This recipe has only two ingredients. It’s simple to prepare, and my family loved it. Food Storage Nacho Cheese is a definite winner, and something we might make even when we’re not in the middle of a Pantry Cooking Challenge.

Food Storage Queso Dip
I realize that this is a Christmas plate, but all the others were dirty. Please, don’t judge.

What will you need to prepare this recipe?

From the Pantry:

  • condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • diced tomatoes with green chilies
Food Storage Queso Dip

That’s all you need. It’s that simple. I have to admit, I was a little worried about Bus Boy’s response to this recipe since the chunks of tomato are much more visible in this version of nacho cheese sauce than they are when this recipe is made from a shelf stable cheese like Velveeta, but I didn’t need to worry. He devoured this sauce.

Food Storage Queso Dip

This sauce is great ladled over chips for nachos, but it’s also good as a topping on baked potatoes, as a dipping sauce for potato wedges, drizzled onto a chili dog, or served inside tacos or burritos. I’m sure there are some other ways to serve this, but I ran out of cans of cheddar cheese soup.

Food Storage Queso Dip --Make Nacho Cheese Sauce from Pantry Staples.

If you can think of some other ways to serve this, let us know by leaving a comment below. As soon as our pantry cooking challenge is over, I’m heading to the store for some more cans of cheddar cheese soup, so I’ll need your input.

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Food Storage Queso Dip

This simple two ingredient recipe can be served as a dip or a topping on potatoes, tortilla chips, hot dogs, tacos, or burritos. It's simple to prepare. Cook's Note: If you have a child (or husband) who won't eat this because of the chunks of tomatoes, you can use an immersion blender to puree the tomato mixture.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 6


  • 1 (10 oz) can condensed cheddar cheese soup ($1.39)
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies ($0.98)


  • Pour can of cheddar cheese soup into a 1 ½ quart sauce pan, taking care to scrape all of the soup into the pot.
  • Add the can fo diced tomatoes with green chilies to the pot with the cheese soup.
  • Stir ingredients to combine.
  • Over medium heat, warm the soup mixture to boiling, stirring frequently to ensure that it doesn't stick or burn.
  • Serve as a dipping sauce or ladled onto chips for nachos.
Keyword condensed cheddar cheese soup, diced tomatoes with green chilis, Nacho Cheese Sauce

The following nutrition information was calculated for a single serving of Food Storage Queso Dip prepared according to the recipe above. A single serving is approximately 1/3 cup.

Food Storage Queso Dip

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