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Recipe: Tomato Basil Queso Cheese Dip

I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry!

Tomato Basil Queso from dineanddish.net

I really love watching the winter Olympics. I always have.

I remember being a little girl and pretending to ice skate around our living room while we watched the competition. I was convinced I had natural talent, even though I had never actually put on a pair of ice skates before!

When the winter Olympics are on TV, it is one thing my entire family of 6 can agree on watching. There’s just something so captivating about seeing the best of the best compete for the Gold!

Tomato Basil Queso Appetizer from dineanddish.net

Everyone knows that while watching elite athletes perform their talents, it is only appropriate to make sure our plates are stacked with great snacks as we cheer them on. I found this Tomato-Basil Queso recipe on the Kraft website and I fell absolutely in love. There’s nothing quite like a chip loaded with veggies and cheese to give you the kind of stamina you need for tv watching ;)

Have you been watching the 2014 Winter Olympics? You can find recipes like this and other queso dip recipes over on the Kraft Foods website! Go team USA!

Recipe: Tomato Basil Queso Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe: Tomato Basil Queso Dip

If you love cheese you'll absolutely crave this Tomato Basil Queso Dip!


  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 16 flour tortillas (8 inch), warmed (I omitted this and used tortilla chips)


  1. Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes, onions, garlic and crushed pepper; Top with cheese; cover.
  2. Cook 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
  3. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with tortillas.
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  1. Watched the ladies figure skating last night and was completely captivated! I’ve loved it since I was a little girl (and I think I’d love it any more with a cheesy, veggie loaded chip!)

  2. Wow, girl, you got the perfect cheese swoop in that top pic! Sounds amazing!!

    I haven’t watched the Olympics this year as much as I’d have liked to, but figure skating and ski jumping are MUSTS. Those athletes are incredible!!

  3. Oh, I do need this yummy dip to get me through the Olympics. It can be EXHAUSTING to watch them be athletes and stuff. ;)

  4. drooling!

  5. I love the figure skating! And this dip! You have my mouth watering with those pictures – it looks delicious!

  6. Oh yeah! You def need something cheesy and shareable while watching the Olympics.

  7. This is brilliant! I love that cheesy first photo, I want to dive right into that!

  8. Wow! The perfect way to watch the Olympics… with this Tomato Basil Queso. YUMM!!! Pinned and can’t wait to chow down!

  9. Being Canadian, I love the winter Olympics (that’s the one we get all our medals at). There’s basically no event I won’t get sucked into (except cross-country skiing, which can often be a major snore). The women’s gold medal hockey game was a MAJOR nail-biter, all the skiing events make me wish I was a better skier, and every year I get one more person hooked on curling. I’ll be up at 7am watching the men’s gold medal hockey game tomorrow!

  10. I am swooning over this dip! Delish! Pinning!

  11. My favorite winter Olympic sport to watch is the ice skating! It is so beautiful and amazing to me. Now I wish I would have had gooey cheese to eat while watching this year. That first picture has me drooling!

  12. It’s really an amazing post. Keep posting the good work in future too.

  13. Oh my god, this dip looks addicting!! I seriously need this asap!


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