Spinach con Queso

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One of my favorite things to do it recreate our favorite dishes from restaurants into dishes we eat at home.   When we find a dish we love, I usually ask the server what’s in it.  Sometimes it’s a secret and they will only give hints, but I’ve had the chef come out of the kitchen and tell me exactly how to make it home.  It’s so fun to learn new things.  I’ve been known to order the same dish for months from a restaurant and pick each servers brain about what’s in the dish.  Eventually, I can piece it together and get pretty close.   Have you ever asked for information about your favorite restaurant dish?

I challenge you to give it a try next time you go out.  And then get in the kitchen and experiment.  It’s best to try something that the whole family will enjoy the first few times that you try.  Then branch out and figure out how to make your son’s favorite mac & cheese or your husband’s favorite pizza.  Today, I’m sharing my version of my family’s favorite Spinach con Queso from a restaurant that’s here in the Southwest.  It’s super easy to make and only takes about 5 minutes!

Spinach con Queso
  • 1 lb (16oz) Velveeta
  • 6 oz (3/4 pkg) cream cheese
  • 1 can Rotel (drained)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tsp jalapeno sauce
  1. Cube Velveeta and cream cheese and place in a microwave safe dish along with Rotel and spinach. Cook on high for one and a half minutes and then stir well. Repeat until completely melted and well combined. Add jalapeno sauce, to taste.
  2. This can also be made on the stove over medium heat.


  1. What a delicious recipe. A great addition to a con queso.

  2. I love Velveeta, on my to do list for the Big Game.
    Thanks Regina

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  4. so easy and looks so yummy! thanks..i like the recipies on your blog!
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  5. Fantastic looking recipe. This will great for the upcoming Super Bowl.

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  6. Fantastic looking recipe. This will great for the upcoming Super Bowl.

    We invite you to share this post and other food posts at Food Frenzy.

  7. That looks really delicious. I’m a total sucker for Spinach con Queso. What is Jalepeno sauce though? I’ve never heard of it.

    • Ashley,

      It’s found in the condiment section of the grocery in a little bottle. We usually dash it on our hot dogs or in other things for a little spicy kick. YUM!

  8. Using the baby food spinach is a great idea and this looks delicious.

  9. Can leftovers be refrigerated? …and then would I re-heat them?


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