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Queso Blanco

Craving some Mexican white cheese dip? It’s easier than you think to make queso blanco yourself at home!

dipping a chip into queso blanco

If you have never tried making queso blanco before at home, you will love how easy it is to make!

All you need to mimic that oh-so-addicting cheese dip from your favorite Mexican restaurant is a few simple ingredients.

Some of our favorite Mexican inspired recipes to make at home are this white cheese sauce, homemade salsa, guacamole, and nacho cheese sauce.

What does Queso Blanco have in it?

Queso blanco is made using white american cheese, milk, green chiles, and tamed jalapeno peppers.

cutting american cheese into blocks on a cutting board

How to make mexican white cheese sauce

Step 1: Dice the white american cheese into 1 inch sized blocks. You will find this cheese in the deli section of your local grocery store.

Step 2: Add the american cheese to a sauce pan along with the milk. Heat the pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the cheese begins to melt. 

american cheese chunks in a sauce pan

Step 3: Add the green chiles, diced jalapenos, and the jalapeno juice from the jar. Continue to cook until the cheese is totally melted and creamy smooth.

Serve hot with your favorite tortilla chips!

adding milk and jalapeno peppers to the american cheese

This recipe would make a great appetizer, or a delicious addition to whatever Mexican inspired dish you are making that night.

To reheat this dip, simply microwave until hot. The dip will thicken as it cools, so be sure to serve it hot.

wooden spoon stirring queso blanco

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queso dip in a bowl surrounded by chips

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dipping a chip into queso blanco

This copycat white sauce is ready in minutes and tastes just like what you would order at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

So creamy, cheesy, and the perfect dip for tortilla chips!

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Yield: 8 servings

Queso Blanco

dipping a chip into queso blanco

Craving mexican white cheese sauce? Make this easy queso blanco recipe at home!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ lbs white american cheese
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 2 pickled jalapenos slices (tamed jarred jalapenos), diced
  • 1 teaspoon of the juice from the jalapeno jar
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  1. Dice the white american cheese into 1 inch sized blocks
  2. Add the cheese to a sauce pan along with the milk. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the cheese begins to melt. 
  3. Add the green chiles, jalapenos, and the jalapeno juice. Continue to cook until the cheese is totally melted
  4. Serve hot with tortilla chips

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1093mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

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