Pulled Pork Queso Dip

This pulled pork queso recipe is the perfect appetizer on game day or just for using up leftover pulled pork. It doesn’t just have to be game day, its great for tailgating, cookouts or even camping. You doesn’t love gooey melted cheese and pulled pork??

Indulge yourself in a flavor-packed fiesta for a Mexican cheese dip worth getting excited about. So go on and grab your spoon, fork, or tortilla chip!

Why You’ll Love This Pulled Pork Queso Recipe

– It has versatility for any occasion! Serve it on game day, as an appetizer at a cookout or a cozy Sunday evening? 

– The dish is not only versatile for occasions but also in ingredients! This recipe calls for your creativity… Want to use different cheeses? Go ahead! American cheese is great or what about a sharp cheddar cheese?

– Easy to prepare! With simple steps and readily available ingredients, it’s a hassle-free addition to your repertoire.

– It just tastes so damn good! Pulled Pork Queso is a culinary masterpiece that strikes the perfect balance between comfort food and gourmet.

What You Need for Pulled Pork Queso

  • Leftover pulled pork
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Sour Cream
  • Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Jalapenos
  • Medium Bowl
  • Airtight Container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cast Iron Skillet/Baking Dish

How to Make Pulled Pork Queso

Step 1: Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to a high 350°F.

Note: A fan-assisted oven is always the best way to go! It helps with even heat distribution (especially good for melting cheese)!

Step 2: Prepare The Pulled Pork

Transfer your pulled pork to a large bowl and begin breaking the pork apart into even chunks.

Tip: This part is particularly important if you have leftover pulled pork that has been refrigerated. Long and bulky bits of pork aren’t dip-friendly!

Step 3: Add The Other Ingredients

Add softened cream cheese, sour cream, BBQ sauce, garlic, and shredded cheddar.

Beat well until combined.

Transfer the pulled pork dip to a cast iron skillet or round baking dish, smooth the surface, and top with mozzarella cheese and minced jalapenos.

Note: This is the part where you can get creative. Why not add some black beans or sweet corn? Top with green onions or even green chilies for a bit of heat.

Step 4: Bake The 3 Cheese Queso

Bake the queso at 350°F for roughly 25-30 minutes. The dip should be hot all the way through and the edges should start to brown.

Tip: We recommend broiling the dip at 450°F for 2-3 minutes or until the mozzarella has completely melted and bubbled.

Just make sure you watch carefully as it can go from great to bad in a hurry!

Note: The queso has browned before heating through? Lower the temperature of your oven and protect it with foil.

Step 5: Serve The Queso

Remove from the oven and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, sliced baguette, pita chips, or veggies!

Note: This is the second part to stimulate that creative mind! Just ask yourself a key question… What do you enjoy dipping into delicious gooey cheese?

The answer: Everything and anything!

What Temperature To Smoke The Queso?

You need to cook the queso at a temp of 350°F in the oven. This higher temperature will heat the cheese consistently and help you get the right consistency! We want those picture-perfect cheese strings!

Looking for More Game Day Recipes?

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Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

Pulled Pork Cakes

Flatbread Topped With Pulled Pork

Brisket Nachos

Shotgun Shells

How Long To Cook The Queso Dip?

The queso will take around 30 minutes to heat through and start browning. Broiling the top will only take a couple of minutes! Roughly 40 minutes to cook your queso dip!

Do I Need To Monitor The Internal Temperature?

Monitoring the internal temperature of molten cheese can be tricky! We think it’s overkill to try and insert a temperature probe.

Instead, look for the tell-tale signs that the cheese is heated and melted!

The Signs To Know Your Queso Is Ready

The queso should be bubbling and have a slightly brown top/sides. The bubbles show it has heated through. The browning on top and the sides is the maillard reaction.

How To Store Leftovers

Leftover queso can be transferred to an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days. We don’t recommend you freeze the queso as the moisture in the cheese will crystalize.

What To Serve With Our 3 Cheese Queso

Below I have included some mains if you want to make it a meal or if you want to serve up a bunch of appetizers I have also included some ideas.

Mains

Serve the queso with a dutch oven cajun-inspired chile!

Pit Boss Smoked Turkey Breast

Stuffed And Smoked Chicken Breast with Feta and Spinach

Traeger Smoked Brisket

Sides

Onion Bombs

Jalapeno Duck Poppers

Pulled Pork Cakes

Pulled Pork Flatbread

Try some additional queso toppings like cilantro, bell peppers or diced onions.

Get some BBQ pork for a double dose of goodness!

Pulled Pork Queso Dip

Charlie
This Pulled Pork Queso dip is gooey oozy and everything you want for a cheesy dip stuffed with pulled pork. It is a culinary masterpiece that strikes the perfect balance between comfort food and gourmet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Broiling 3 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, main, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, cheese, Indian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 503 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Airtight container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cast Iron Skillet/Baking Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups leftover pulled pork
  • 8 oz block cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup your favourite BBQ sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced

Instructions
 

Step 1: Preheat The Oven

  • Preheat the oven to a high 350°F.

Step 2: Prepare The Pulled Pork

  • Transfer your pulled pork to a large bowl and begin breaking the pork apart into even chunks.

Step 3: Add The Other Ingredients

  • Add softened cream cheese, sour cream, BBQ sauce, garlic, and shredded cheddar.
  • Beat well until combined.
  • Transfer the pulled pork dip to a cast iron skillet or round baking dish, smooth the surface, and top with mozzarella cheese and minced jalapenos.

Step 4: Bake The 3 Cheese Queso

  • Bake the queso at 350°F for roughly 25-30 minutes. The dip should be hot all the way through and the edges should start to brown.
  • Just make sure you watch carefully as it can go from great to bad in a hurry!

Step 5: Serve The 3 Cheese Queso

  • Remove from the oven and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, sliced baguette, pita chips, or veggies!
Keyword pulled pork, pulled pork queso

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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