Instant Pot Cheese Dip

Homemade cheese dip on a blue bowl with half a lemon on side

If you actually are a cheese lover and want more extra cheesy flavor in your snacks or recipes then you've come the right way up!

Instant Pot Cheese Dip recipe is actually a finger-licking dip containing loaded cheese flavor with the perfect amount of jalapenos in it!

Homemade cheese dip on a blue bowl with half a lemon on side

This addictive dip is so simple, so quick, and so delicious that you'll lose control to take yourself away from an appetizer table!

Why This Recipe Works

This Cheese Dip is clearly magically made from the ingredients that will always be available in your fridge 🙂 It takes only 15 minutes to cook using an Instant Pot Air Fryer!

Take it to the party or gathering and you'll leave everyone munching only, as long as it lasts!

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Cheddar Cheese - This dip actually needs a cheese that holds a good melting quality so Cheddar Cheese would be the best suggestion plus the only solution for it! I've used it in a block size but you can use shredded too. But shred it yourself, avoid using the bag of shredded cheese available in the stores.

Colby Cheese - This is a cheese that gives some amazing hazel-nutty flavor and low tangy taste to your dip! You can consider it a key ingredient of the recipe as it gives the best cheese flavor to it.

Milk - I have actually used it to give some light and smooth texture to the dip but if you don't want your dip to be runny, You can lessen the milk quantity a little bit, so this will sharpen the consistency of the dip.

Butter - It adds in the creamy, buttery texture to your dip making it richer and absolutely delicious in taste!

Pickled Jalapenos - usage of Pickled Jalapenos is the reason behind the recipe worth addicting for! I've used them just to give a taste but if you want it in every bite of your dip, then dice it fairly first then add it to the Instant Pot.

Lemon Juice - It adds in a refreshing and some good kind of tarty flavor in your dip, balancing the only cheese ingredients it contains.

How to make

Take 16 oz of Colby Cheese, shred it properly, and set it aside.

Squeeze Lemon juice equals 4 tablespoons and set it aside.

Now, take an Instant Pot. Turn it on, Select Sauté at normal, and set timings for 5 minutes.

Then add 4 tablespoons of Butter to an Instant Pot.

Stir it until it melts. Then add All-Purpose Flour to it and mix it well with the help of a spoon.

Then add 2 cups of milk to it. Stir mix it properly.

Add 16 oz of Cheddar Cheese to it.

Add shredded Colby Cheese to it.

Add a cup of Pickled Jalapenos to it.

Mix it gently with the help of a wooden spoon. Cover the lid and pressure cook it at normal for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, Uncover the lid. Drain the sauce into the bowl.

Add some salt into the sauce as per taste.

Then add some Black Pepper to the sauce.

Lastly, add lemon juice to the dip.

The yummy and cheesy Cheese Dip Sauce is ready to serve!

How to Serve

You can serve it as a perfect sauce on your tacos and tortillas or as a secret ingredient in your burgers.

You can use it as a side dish for french dip or any other sandwich you have.

You can also drizzle it on enchiladas or burritos, It will take them to the next level beyond!

You can also serve with

Instant Pot Onion Rings

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Instant Pot French Fries



What else can I add to my recipe?

You can add some diced tomatoes and onions in this recipe besides jalapenos. You can also customize it with some spices like chicken powder, cayenne, garlic powder, or onion powder to give it a different taste if you want to. Or you can add some other kind of cheese depending on your choice and the type of flavor you want in your dish.

For How long it can be stored?

It can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days max. Transfer it first in an airtight container and then refrigerate. For reheating purposes, add some milk into the sauce and microwave it for 25-30 seconds.

Can I make it ahead of time?

This Cheese Dip is usually served warm and fresh because the melted cheese in it obviously loses its smoothness over time. So if you're planning on serving it later, Keep it in a warm place or refrigerate and microwave it before serving.

With what I can have this Cheese Dip?

This is so ideal to have with crisp veggies, Doritos, nachos, french fries, yuca fries or any other snack you want.

It's also perfect to have with breadsticks and an assortment of crackers!

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Homemade cheese dip on a blue bowl with half a lemon on side

Instant Pot Cheese Dip

A perfectly creamy and cheesy dip bursting with flavors…
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese, Cheese dip, dip & sauce, easy recipe, instant pot, jalapeno
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups milk or soy milk
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz Colby cheese shredded
  • 1 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • all-purpose flour sifted


  • Add butter to the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Let the butter melt first. Then add the flour and stir.
  • Then add milk to the pot and stir a bit.
  • Add cheddar cheese and Colby cheese to it and stir well.
  • Add jalapenos and mix. Lock the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 6 minutes, after 6 minutes release the pressure naturally through the steam vent.
  • Before serving, add salt, pepper, and lemon.


Calories: 508kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 28g Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 27g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 128mg Sodium: 1029mg Potassium: 170mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 1596IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 803mg Iron: 1mg



  • If you're adding onions and tomatoes too, then small dice them so they will mix up properly with the sauce.
  • After adding flour, make sure you've stirred the sauce so well that it has become lump-free.
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