Queso Blanco

4.53 from 21 votes

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

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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-delicious 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 the queso blanco 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
queso dip in a bowl surrounded by chips
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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queso blanco dip
4.53 from 21 votes

Queso Blanco

By: Joy Shull
Craving mexican white cheese sauce? Make this easy queso blanco recipe at home!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

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 

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

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 1398mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 835IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 825mg, Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Recipe looks amazing . If I cannot find white American cheese… is there a white cheese substitute you could recommend? Thank you

    1. Unfortunately american cheese is key for getting the flavor right for this dip and it wouldn’t taste the same with a substitute.

    1. The cheese is very smooth when you let it melt all the way. As soon as it is not all the way hot it gets thicker.