Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe

Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe

Instant Pot white queso

I’ve never been a big cheese fan…but I sure can’t get enough of white queso.

There’s just something so delicious about warm, flavorful white cheese being scooped up with chips.

A few weeks ago, I was assigned to bring a cheese dip to a family get together, and I thought it would be fun to try and make an Instant Pot queso dip.

I know, I know, it goes against all rules about experimenting new recipes for parties and guests…but I really felt confident about this one.

Instant Pot white queso

It took me awhile to decide exactly how to go about it, but in the end, I think this recipe is pretty much delicious.

It is a recipe that you do need to keep warm – so I would consider moving to a small slow cooker or keeping the bowl on a warming plate. It is absolutely delicious though, and I think it’s pretty much fool proof.

I used a Pyrex glass bowl to cook the queso in my Instant Pot, and I think it worked out pretty well. I did have a little bit of trouble getting it out…but in the end I was successful. That’s just something to keep in mind.

This had wonderful flavor, and it was perfect for chips and for the taco bar that we served it at. After it is done, you do need to whisk it for a little bit to make sure everything is smooth. But it’s delicious!

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Instant Pot white queso


Instant Pot White Queso Dip

A delicious and easy instant pot white queso dip. This is a popular recipe for all ages!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Katie


  • 3/4 lb white american cheese slices
  • 1 cup queso shredded cheese mix
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup water


  1. Put one cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. 

  2. Cover the bottom of an Instant Pot safe bowl with tin foil and place on a trivet that has been placed on the bottom of your Instant Pot. 

  3. Add all ingredients and cover top of bowl with tin foil. 

  4. Put on Instant Pot lid and set for 18 minutes on manual high

  5. After time is up, quick pressure release and remove lid. 

  6. Remove tin foil and whisk immediately until smooth. You may need to set the pot to "saute" to help. 

Recipe Notes

  • I like to buy my American cheese sliced from the deli. 
  • When the recipe is done, you will likely see that is a little bit separated. Whisking this while it's still hot will help to combine everything. 

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  • I notice in the video you use butter and milk, but they are not listed on the ingredients list. How much of each do you use?
    • It is just what it was called when I bought it from the store :) It was a blend of white mexican cheeses that was available with the other shredded cheese :)
    • you make a sling of the foil and put it under the bowl, with several inches above the top edge of the bowl, so it can work as handles to easily lift the bowl out of the IP