Queso Blanco Dip

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5 from 14 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Queso Blanco Dip is the perfect cheese snack obsession.  It is a thick, creamy, delicious melted white cheese sauce that’s perfect for dipping or pouring over your favorite Latin dishes. 

Queso Blanco Dip with a chip dipped in it.

This Queso Blanco Dip is sheer delicious perfection. The warm mouthwatering white cheese dip is the perfect accompaniment to my Homemade Garlic Crisps or any tortilla chip.

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What We Love About This Recipe Queso Blanco

The words Queso Blanco translates to white cheese in Spanish. It is often used as a topping for spicy Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and empanadas, or quesadillas. This Queso Blanco dip recipe is so quick and versatile and oh so good! Perfect for game day or cinco de mayo and just like you would get in a Mexican restaurants.

  • 15 Minutes: This Mexican Queso only takes 15 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All simple ingredients that you have on hand for this white queso dip.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves this Mexican white cheese dip.
  • Adaptable: Can make it as mild or as spicy as you like it this is a versatile Mexican dip.
Queso Blanco Dip in a black bowl with a piece of queso in it.

Ingredient Notes

  • Half and Half – To give all that creamy cheese something to melt into.
  • White American Cheese – Has a great melting point for this cheesy dip, get it from the deli counter at the grocery store.
  • Fontina Cheese -Along with the American, it makes the dip so cheesy.
  • Green Chilies- Canned works great for this easy recipe.
  • Taco Seasoning– My own special blend or use store bought.
  • House Seasoning Blend -All the flavor you need such as garlic powder and onion powder for this Mexican white cheese sauce.
  • Cilantro – A fresh herb to top the dish with.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Queso Blanco

These are the basic steps for making Caso Blanco. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Melt

First, in a skillet or medium saucepan, heat half and half over medium heat until you see bubbles around the edges (but not boiling) and then stir in half of the American cheese and half of the fontina cheese; stir until melted.

STEP 2: Mix the Mexican Dips

Next, stir in remaining cheese until all cheese is melted and then add chilis and taco seasoning. If your taco seasoning does not have salt in it, add 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend; stir until combined.

STEP 3: Serve with you Favorite Tortilla Chips

Finally, serve warm with the garnish and sides that you desire.

Prep and Storage Tips

MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Fresh homemade queso can last in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container. Truly, it probably won’t last that long. It is always a good idea to take out only what you need at one time so it does not sit out for too long.

STORE THIS PERFECT RECIPE

Store this queso blanco recipe in an airtight container in the fridge,

FREEZE THIS QUESO CHEESES RECIPE

Homemade Queso can be frozen in a good quality container, just let it defrost in the refrigerator.

REHEATING THIS HOMEMADE QUESO BLANCO RECIPE

Heat up slow in the microwave before serving. You may need to add a tablespoon of half and half, a splash of milk or heavy cream, or even evaporated milk to get the consistency right.

Frequently Asked Questions Easy Queso Blanco Recipe

WHAT IS QUESO BLANCO?

The history of Queso Blanco is a Mexican soft, unaged fresh cheese usually made out of pure cow’s milk. The term “queso blanco” in Spanish means, ‘white cheese’ but similar cheeses have their own names in different regions. Find out More here about this delicious white cheese dip.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHEESES IN THIS EASY APPETIZER?

Many white cheese can be used for example, mix in pepper jack, monterey jack, or mozzarella.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make the amount that you need for your gathering but I recommend making extra it is so popular.

HOW CAN I USE THIS QUESO BLANCO DIP?

Really, it can be used on almost anything you can imagine. It is obviously a fabulous dip for chips, vegetables or any other item you may want to dip it in.
Or for things such as:
* Try it on the top of burgers with some sliced Jalapenos.
* Above all it is a cheese sauce therefore use it to make scalloped potatoes.
* Additionally, use it to top your everyday vegetables like Broccoli.
* Even Steak skewers on the grill with peppers and onions and dip them in the Queso Blanco like you would a fondue.

Queso Blanco Dip

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Make in a Crock-Pot: A slow cooker is great for a party, using a mini Crockpot to keep it warm and incredible.
  • Add a little Color and Flavor: A quick way to adapt your Queso Blanco dip is to add a spoonful of Pico de Gallo or Salsa some cayenne pepper or hot green chiles. It is a perfect Super Bowl or big game dip.

What to Serve with Queso Blanco Dip

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Queso Blanco Dip with a chip dipped in it.
5 from 14 votes

Queso Blanco Dip

Yield: 2 cups
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Queso Blanco Dip is the perfect cheese addicts snack obsession. It is thick, creamy, delicious melted cheese sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3/4 lb white american cheese, chopped
  • 1/2 lb fontina cheese, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chilis
  • 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend, optional
  • Cilantro and green chilis for garnish

Instructions

  • In a skillet or medium sauce pan, heat half and half over medium-high heat until you see bubbles around the edges (but not boiling).
  • Stir in half of the American cheese and half of the fontina cheese; stir until melted.
  • Stir in remaining cheese until all cheese is melted.
  • Add chilis and taco seasoning. If your taco seasoning does not have salt in it, add 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend; stir until combined.
  • Serve warm with cilantro and extra chilis for garnish.

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Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Make in a Crock Pot: This is great for a party, so try making and using a mini Crockpot to keep it warm and incredible.
  • Add a little Color and Flavor: A quick way to adapt your Queso Blanco dip is to add a spoonful of Pico de Gallo or Salsa.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1233kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 3867mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3071IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2534mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese, dip

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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8 thoughts on “Queso Blanco Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    This could not have been any easier to make! And so addicting! Our first time making queso blanco but it won’t be our last, Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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  2. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe. Easy, flavorful, and always a hit at parties, which is the only time I make it because I can easily eat the whole thing by myself if I don’t have to fight people for it!

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