Whip up this incredible Air Fryer Campfire Queso dip. Loads of meat, cheese, tomatoes in more for one insanely cheese worthy dip. But to make this dip even more enticing I also share how to make this queso dip on the Ninja Foodi Grill as well!
If you love dips as much as me, dive into more easy dip recipes. Everything Bagel Seasoning Dip is bursting with flavor. Or dive into this Garlic Bread dip that is essential in our home around game days. Also grab your instant pot or Ninja Foodi and make this chicken taco dip!
Air Fryer Campfire Queso Dip
Queso Dip never tasted so good! This dip is incredible and loaded with a variety of cheese, seasoned ground beef and more.
Ninja Foodi Grill Queso Dip
But, if you don’t have an air fryer or want a different method I share different ways. Plus I give the details on how to make this with the Ninja Foodi Grill method, which is so delicious as well. See the notes section of the recipe card for directions.
No matter what method you use for this cheesy queso dip, you will be in heaven!
Is This Queso Dip Hot
You are in control on how hot or mild you make this dip! If you want to spice it up, splash in some of your favorite hot sauce or diced fresh jalapenos.
Or if you don’t like too much heat, then use mild ingredients. It is very easy to navigate making this the right level of heat to fit your needs.
Can I Make This on An Outdoor Grill
You bet! You can make this on an outdoor grill, oven or even stovetop. For me using my Foodi Grill or Air Fryer allows me to whip up a super easy cheesy dip that doesn’t heat up the house.
With my boys having friends over this summer this grill dip has become my go-to snack. It has been one that they beg for to snack on.
Pair with some iced tea and chips and you have a crave-worthy party dip.
Ways To Serve This Loaded Queso Dip
- Pair with salty tortilla chips
- Crisp veggies like carrot sticks, celery sticks, etc
- French Bread
- Top chips for nachos
- Use as a sauce for burritos
There are so many ways to serve up this dip. I have served it as an appetizer but you can make it a whole meal if you want.
Variations to This Homemade Grill Queso
- Add in black beans, chili beans, etc
- Swap ground beef with spicy sausage
- Change up the flavors of cheese you use to give it a twist
- Pour in a little beer to make it a beer cheese queso
You can find tons of ways to dress up this dip. It is highly versatile but I love it just as it is.
How To Store Leftovers
You can store your cheese dip in the fridge covered in an airtight container. Because of the meat used in this dip you will only want to store in the fridge for around three days. Anything after that you will want to use your best judgement in terms of if the dip is still good or not.
Can I Make This Meatless
For sure. If you want to skip the meat go right ahead. I love having the meat in it as it adds a whole new layer of flavor.
But feel free to leave it out and go right ahead and do all your other ingredients. Cook it up as directed and whip it up.
The Best Campfire Queso Dip
This dip can be made for summer pool parties, cookouts, game day snacking, and even that late midnight cravings you get. Let me know how you like this campfire queso dip today!
For this recipe, I used delicious ground beef to make my taco meat, from Vermont Wagyu. I have ordered from them recently and loved the meat and the service they provide. You definitely should check them out.
Whip up this incredible Air Fryer Campfire Queso dip. Loads of meat, cheese, tomatoes in more for one insanely cheese worthy dip. But to make this dip even more enticing I also share how to make this queso dip on the Ninja Foodi Grill as well.
- 1 pound Taco Meat (ground beef or sausage)
- 8 oz Velveeta Cheese
- 8 oz Montery Jack Cheese
- 15.5 oz can *Black Beans (1/2 of the can is all you need)**
- 10 oz can of Rotel (1/2 of the can is all you need)**
- 4 oz can of Diced Green Chiles (1/2 of the can is all you need)**
- Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees.
- Cube your Velveeta and Montery Jack cheese.
- In your pan, add your cubed cheeses, cooked taco meat, black beans, rotel, and diced green chiles.
- Place your pan in your air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes.
- Check after 5 minutes, your cheeses should be melting and you can start to stir the ingredients. Continue to air fry for 5 minutes.
- Give it a good stir and serve immediately with chips.
*if you do not like black beans you can substitute it with corn or diced onion.
**My Instant Vortex Plus & Ninja Foodi Grill fit a 8" square cake pan, the measurement in this recipe is suited to fit that sized pan. You may opt to make 2 batches so that you can use the entire can of the black beans, rotel, & green chiles. You may also fit a larger sized pan in your air fryer and be able to fit more ingredients.
***To make this in your Ninja Foodi Grill, using your grill grate, select GRILL and set temperature to medium and allow to preheat. Place your 8" square pan filled with all of your ingredients on top of the grill grate. Close the lid and check after 5 minutes to start to stir your ingredients as they are melting down. It should take about 10 minutes to completely melt down but you want to keep an eye on it and adjust accordingly.
****To make this using your Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Ninja Foodi, place all your ingredients into a 8 1/2" round pie pan. Place the pie tin on top of a trivet or make a sling using aluminum foil to make it easier to remove. Press AIR FRY, temp will be set to 400 degrees, adjust to 320 degrees. Close the lid and check after 5 minutes to start to stir your ingredients as they are melting down. It should take about 10 minutes to completely melt down but you want to keep an eye on it and adjust accordingly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g