One Pot-Queso

If you haven’t learned already, I hate dishes and therefore I prefer to dirty as few of them as possible.  Thus, this queso has been a great go-to for any potluck. 


  • One Pound Ground Turkey
  • One Block Velveeta Cheese
  • Two 10 oz Cans Rotel and Green Chilies
  • Taco seasoning

I recommend serving this recipe out of a crock-pot in order to make sure it stays both warm and doesn’t solidify. Also, learn from me, I 100% regret not using a crock-pot liner. They make clean-up a breeze. 

To start, put raw meat into the crock pot with one can of tomatoes and some taco seasoning. Put, the crock-pot on high and brown your turkey right in the crockpot to save yourself from having to clean a pan. I let the meat brown for approx an hour stirring occasionally, depending on your crock-pot and how much attention you’re giving the meat it may take more or less time. Once the meat was visibly browned I drained some of the liquid using a soup ladle. If you are using a greasier meat like sausage or ground beef I would 100% recommend this step. However, with a lean turkey meat, it probably wasn’t necessary. 

After I drained most of the liquid, I added the second can of tomatoes and cut the Velveeta into cubes and threw it in. I then left the crock pot on high and would stir approx every 10 minutes until it was well mixed. Then I switched the crock pot to warm up until and through the event. 

Speedier Version: 

First, brown the meat in a pan on its own. Once finished put all ingredients in a microwavable safe bowl and microwave stirring occasionally until the cheese stirs easily. 

Crock-Pot Thoughts:

Before you buy any old slow cooker, there are a few things I recommend. Purchase one with at least three settings High, Low, and Warm. Additionally, get one with a digital timer. The warm setting is not an option on all cookers but it can be used for keeping things warm without continuing to cook (burn) them. Additionally, the timer is essential for when you cook something in your crock-pot during the day. You set the timer for the amount of time the recipe calls for and then it will switch to warm automatically. No need to rush home at the end of the timed period or worry about dried out food.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a great recipe! I am going to try it tonight.


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