CONNECT WITH ME :
CONNECT WITH ME :

BUFFALO WILD WINGS’S | Hatch Queso Dip

Topped with Pico de Gallo

by RRR
A vibrant bowl of queso dip topped with diced tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro, served with tortilla chips on the side, all placed on a wooden surface with a colorful woven cloth underneath. Two whole tomatoes are also visible in the background.

The Secret Behind Buffalo Wild Wings’ Cult Favorite: Hatch Queso Recipe

Buffalo Wild Wings, affectionately known as B-Dubs to those of us who’ve spent more game nights there than we can count, has nestled its way into the hearts of pop culture with the same gusto as a group of friends diving into a platter of wings on a Friday night. It’s not just a place; it’s an experience. One that’s as familiar on our TV screens and social media feeds as it is in our neighborhood. And while wings might be the main draw, I’m here to spill the beans (or should I say cheese?) on a star player in the appetizer game: their Hatch Queso.

What in the World is a Hatch Pepper?

Now, if you’re sitting there wondering, “What’s the big deal about some cheese dip?” let me tell you, it’s not just any cheese dip. It’s a melty, creamy concoction with a kick, courtesy of the Hatch pepper. This little green gem comes from Hatch, New Mexico, known as the Chili Capital of the World. Hatch peppers have a unique flavor that’s a bit earthy, a touch smoky, and packs just the right amount of heat. They’re like the Cinderella of the chili world; not too mild, not too spicy, but just right.

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Hatch Queso has become something of a legend, and not just among the cheese dip connoisseurs. It’s a blend of this distinctive pepper with velvety cheese, creating a dip that’s both bold and comforting—kind of like watching your favorite team pull off a last-minute win.

Have Game Day at your house instead!

But what if I told you that you don’t need to wait for your next visit to B-Dubs to enjoy this creamy, spicy concoction? That’s right, you can bring the magic of B-Dubs Hatch Queso into your own kitchen. The process is simpler than you might think, capturing the essence of the original recipe without needing a trip to the restaurant. It’s about understanding the balance of flavors, the creaminess of the cheese, and the distinctive kick of the Hatch peppers that make this dish a standout.

Crafting your version of this beloved appetizer is more than just a cooking venture; it’s a way to connect with the broader cultural moment Buffalo Wild Wings occupies. From game day gatherings to casual hangouts, the Hatch Queso represents the joy of shared experiences and the love of good food. By creating your own B-Dubs Hatch Queso, you’re not just preparing a snack; you’re keeping the spirit of camaraderie and celebration alive in your home.

Go Team!

For more Game Day Recipes, try B-Dubs Asian Zing Wings, Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos, Chili’s Original Chili, and Casa Gallardo’s Salsa Ranchera!

A vibrant bowl of queso dip topped with diced tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro, served with tortilla chips on the side, all placed on a wooden surface with a colorful woven cloth underneath. Two whole tomatoes are also visible in the background.

Buffalo Wild Wing's Hatch Queso Dip with Pico de Gallo

Print
Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 220 calories 16 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 16 oz. Velveeta Queso Blanco, cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 7 oz. can of Hatch chili peppers, diced and drained
  • *tip: you can use canned green chilies or canned Anaheim peppers if you can’t find Hatch peppers.
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • Pico de Gallo Ingredients:
  • 1 large, firm Beefsteak tomato, ¼” dice
  • 1 small yellow onion, ¼” dice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 large fresh jalapenos, minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch sugar

Instructions

Mix all Pico de Gallo ingredients and refrigerate. *Tip: the Pico de Gallo makes extra to enjoy with chips. Two appetizers in one!

In a medium sized sauté pan, on a low heat, add milk and Velveeta. Stir frequently while the cheese is melting to prevent burning. Once cheese is melted, add the chilies, cumin, and cayenne. Mix well, scoop Queso into a serving dish and top with Pico de Gallo.

Serve with TGI Friday’s Loaded Potato Skins and Hooter’s Buffalo Chicken Dip for a fun backyard or football party.

FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL

Related Posts

Leave a Comment

Welcome to the official website of Restaurant Recipe Recreations. "Triple R" is a Youtube Channel dedicated to teaching you how to prepare your favorite, signature dishes from the most popular restaurants.