Quarantine Queso {Fantasy Football Family Platter}
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Serves: approx. 1.5 cups
An easy cheesy recipe that goes well with nearly everything. Pair with baked tortilla chips for a quick bite, or add potato skins and sliders for a fun family-friendly platter.
  • 8 oz. Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons skim milk
  • .5 teaspoon chili powder
  • .5 teaspoon cumin
  • .5 teaspoon paprika
  • .5 cup skim milk
  1. Shred the cheese and toss the shreds with the Tablespoon of corn starch and set aside for a moment.
  2. Place a small pot over medium-high (to high) heat. Add the butter and the flour. Using a whisk, keep stirring as the butter melts, and make sure the flour doesn't sit still for too long and start to brown.
  3. Once the butter has melted and is incorporated evenly into the flour, add the 2 Tablespoons milk, and continue to whisk until it is incorporated.
  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and stir/whisk until it is incorporated.
  5. Turn off the heat, and move the pot off of the heat. Add the cheese, and whisk until it melts. Slowly add milk (you may not need the full half-cup) and whisk until the queso reaches the right consistency for you.
Make sure you use a block of cheese and shred it yourself, whether by hand or using the shredding disc of a food processor. When you buy shredded cheese, there are additives that are used to keep it from clumping - that will not melt well.

If you are using a coated pan or dutch oven, make sure your whisk is coated with silicone to prevent scratching.
Recipe by My Utensil Crock at http://www.myutensilcrock.com/2020/09/20/quarantine-queso-fantasy-football-family-platter/