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Amazing Queso Blanco Dip

The Most Amazing Queso Blanco Dip Ever! This simple 7-ingredient White Queso Recipe can be made in minutes, and will have you dipping and smiling in no time. Add a margarita and you’re all set!

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Who doesn’t love a big pot of hot molten cheese, laced with spice?

If you don’t, we can’t be friends.

However, I’m guessing you found this post because you do love cheese with a grand passion and are looking for just the right cheese dip to serve this weekend.

Am I right?!

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Queso Blanco Dip Recipe

This is not the first queso (cheese dip) recipe we’ve ever posted here on A Spicy Perspective.

In fact we have a couple others that are very popular.

This isn’t even the first white cheese dip we’ve shared.

However, the other white queso recipe is more of a beer cheese dip. So today I thought we’d get all old school on the queso and make it like grandma used to do it.

So let’s clear up a few things first…

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What is Queso Blanco?

Ok, so technically queso blanco just means “white cheese” in Spanish.

Although I have no issue with gnawing on a slab of cheese in any color, it’s even better when you melt it down and add in some goodies.

However, if you go to buy queso blanco at the grocery store, more than likely you are going to come home with a wheel of crumbly queso fresco… Which doesn’t melt very well.

You might also find a cheese called queso quesadilla. This is actually not a true Mexican cheese. It’s essentially white American cheese packages in a Mexican wrapper. Yet it does make fabulous queso blanco dip!

It’s true, most white queso dips are made with highly processed American-style cheeses…. Even Velveeta, God forbid.

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So Is It Really Mexican Cheese Dip?

Yet, don’t let the American cheese deter you from making queso blanco dip.

There are some shining attributes to classic American cheese. For instance, its ability to melt into smooth creamy ribbons of edible bliss.

Although our other cheese dip recipes do not contain American cheese or Velveeta, we thought it would be good to have a beloved retro standby in the Tex Mex archives.

And I have to say, this recipe is ridiculously delicious, if not authentic Mexican cuisine!

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White Queso Dip Recipe Ingredients

Seven ingredients. That’s all you need to make pure liquid gold… I mean liquid blanco.

  • White American Cheese (Or White Velveeta… It’s a thing.)
  • Butter – Just a little bit to sauté the onions.
  • Onions – Diced very fine.
  • Chopped Green Chiles – Mild, Medium, or Hot.
  • Pickled Jalapenos – To add a touch of twangy heat.
  • Ground Cumin – For underlying smoky essence.
  • Whole Milk – To thin out the cheese.
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How To Make Amazing Queso Blanco Dip

  1. Sauté. Sizzle the butter, onions, and ground cumin until the onions are soft.
  2. Dump. Add all the ingredients to the pan.
  3. Melt. Stir while the cheese melts into all the liquid ingredients.

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White Queso Dip Recipe Q&A

Is Queso Blanco Gluten Free?

Yes! Whether you use American cheese or Velveeta, it is totally gluten free.

Is White Cheese Dip Vegetarian?

Yes, this recipe is. However, it is not vegan. However, in the photos I added the optional chorizo topping.

Can I Make Queso Blanco Ahead and Reheat It?

Yes! You can reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.

How Long Can It Stay in a Slow Cooker?

If you set the slow cooker on “keep warm” it can sit up to 8 hours. However, if you turn in on low of high heat, eventually it will start to crust on the sides of the crock.

Can I Add Ingredients To This Queso Blanco Dip?

Of course! I like to add toppings or stir-ins like cooked chorizo, pico de gallo, and red chili hot sauce!

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Amazing Queso Blanco Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
The Most Amazing Queso Blanco Dip Ever! This simple 7-ingredient White Queso (Cheese) Recipe can be made in minutes, and will have you dipping and smiling in no time!
Servings: 16


Optional Toppings:

  • Cooked chorizo
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Pico de gallo
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Hot sauce


  • Set a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the butter, diced onions, and ground cumin. Stir and cook the onions for 3-4 minutes to soften.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cheese into 1-inch cubes. If using white American cheese from the deli, rip the slices into pieces. Then chop the jalapenos into small pieces.
  • Once the onions are softened, add in the cheese, green chiles, milk, and jalapenos. Stir until all the cheese has melted and the queso thickens.
  • Once the queso blanco is almost as thick as you like it, turn off the heat. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Serve immediately, or pour into a small crockpot to keep warm.



Like It Spicy? The pickled jalapenos add a little heat. However, you can use mild, medium, or hot green chiles in this recipe. 


Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 822mg, Potassium: 102mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 505IU, Vitamin C: 5.9mg, Calcium: 467mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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21 comments on “Amazing Queso Blanco Dip”

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  2. I’ve tried many queso recipes. This one is the best by far. Sometime I use Kraft singles if I can’t find Boars head. I also add some of my favorite salsa. 

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  4. So I live in the uk so I can’t buy American cheese – would a mix of mild cheddar and mozzarella work? 

    • Hi Anna,

      Good thinking, but I believe that it might have a strange texture. Can you find blocks of “melting queso” in the UK? Another thought, someone in the UK once told me that “Sainsbury’s mild slices” were very similar to American cheese. Is that something you can find?

  5. I made this tonight and the texture was nice. I added salt and pepper to get to my liking. Thank you sharing.

  6. Topped w/Chorizo? Would it work w/Chorizo mixed into the cheese? I’m addicted to both lol, only recently discovered Chorizo, sadly! Found so many great uses for it!! I need to share some of my fast, easy add to’s!!

  7. It looks yummy. Do you think I could make it with Pepper Jack slices? Will they melt as well? Thanks.

    • Hi Subha,

      This is a recipe that really does benefit from (cheaper) American-style cheese because of its melted texture. You can add some crushed red pepper to it (to spice it up) if you like.

  8. I am looking to make this and bring it into work. Id like to keep it warm in the Crock-Pot for several hours after making it. Do you think the consistency will stay okay? Should I rotate between low and warm or just stay on warm? Looks great and I really want to make it happen!

    • I’m an idiot and didn’t read the full instructions. I see you said warm up to 8 hours. Perfect. Everyone is going to be so happy!

  9. Everyone raved over this dip! It’s definitely going on repeat!

  10. Just in time for the most delicious Mexican dip ever. I made it this afternoon and it disappeared in 15 minutes! SO GOOD!

  11. This was SO good! A huge hit at our game day!

  12. The best cheese dip ever!

  13. We licked the bowl clean!

  14. I could eat an unhealthy amount of this. YUM!

  15. This queso is positively addictive! We love it!

  16. Oh my favorite! Love a good cheese dip. 

  17. I love Queso Blanco, and can’t wait to try this!