Kimchi Queso Dip-mom approved

IMG_1748_kimchiquesoToday’s post will be short and sweet.  My mom’s visiting from WA and time has just flown by MUCh too quickly.  She’s leaving this weekend and I’m wishing this week will be one of those weeks that drags, but it won’t really “drag” because I have my momma.  I still have so much that I want to do with her; haven’t even made a dent in my mental list of things I was planning to do with her.  But I did make her this kimchi dip from the Buzzfeed recipe I saw floating around Facebook.  It was hubby who showed me the video of the dip last night and I couldn’t wait to try it!

Yes, I’m Korean and I love my kimchi!  I figured I should make it when my fellow kimchi enthusiast (aka: my mom) was in town to help me enjoy it.  Don’t worry, Ken, I saved you some.

In case you were wondering if it was super spicy…  I halved the recipe and added:

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 TB red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped

It was NOT spicy.  OK, I guess it depends on your spice-o-meter, but I didn’t really think it was spicy.  The sour cream and cheese probably helps tone down the spicy factor.  I personally would add more kimchi next time around since I like having more of the kimchi crunch in each bite.


Here’s the link to the recipe:  Kimchi Queso Dip from

and to make your life (browser tab) easier… recipe from their site that I used:

Kimchi Queso Dip

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Kimchi
  • 2-3 TBSP Korean Red Pepper Powder (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion chopped


In a medium sauce pan, melt cheddar cheese part way (until it’s mostly soft but still clumpy) then add the sour cream. Melt and stir until the mixture is smooth. Add the red pepper powder and stir until evenly integrated. Add kimchi and simmer until evenly mixed and smooth. The liquid from the kimchi may give the appearance that the queso is chunky, continue heating and stirring 5-10 minutes and it will smooth out. Serve garnished with chopped green onion. Goes great with chips, raw vegetables, or straight into the mouth via spoon.



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