Queso Blanco Dip

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5 from 7 votes
Queso Blanco Dip is the perfect cheese addicts snack obsession. It is thick, creamy, delicious melted cheese sauce.
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 in a black bowl with chips on a wooden table

I am not a poet but, honestly, if I was, I would wax poetic about the sheer delicious perfection that is Queso Blanco Dip. The warm mouthwatering dip is the perfect accompaniment to my Homemade Garlic Crisps or any tortilla chip.

What Is Queso Blanco?

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!

How to Make Queso Dip – Step by Step

If you’re wondering how to make queso dip, it’s really quite easy:

  • Step One: First, in a skillet or medium saucepan, heat half and half over medium-high heat until you see bubbles around the edges (but not boiling).
  •  Step Two: Next, stir in half of the American cheese and half of the fontina cheese; stir until melted.
  •  Step Three: Next, stir in remaining cheese until all cheese is melted.
  • Step Four: Finally, add chilis and taco seasoning; stir until combined. Then serve warm with cilantro and extra chilis for garnish.

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How Long will my Homemade Queso Last?

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.

This Homemade Queso can be frozen in a good quality container, just let it defrost in the refrigerator and heat up slow in the microwave before serving. You may need to add a tablespoon of half and half or two to get the consistency right.

Queso blanco dip in a black bowl with chips on a wooden table

How Can I Use White Queso Dip?

First of all, Queso Blanco or white queso dip 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.

But here are some out of the box suggestions that you may like:

  • Try it on the top of burgers with some sliced Jalapenos
  • Use it to make scalloped potatoes
  • Additionally, use it to top your everyday vegetables like Broccoli
  • Make Steak skewers on the grill with peppers and onions and dip them in the Queso Blanco like you would a fondue.

In other words, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.


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homemade queso in a black bowl with tortilla chips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Queso Dip Recipe

  •  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.

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Queso Blanco Dip

5 from 7 votes
Queso Blanco Dip is the perfect cheese addicts snack obsession. It is thick, creamy, delicious melted cheese sauce.
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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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
  • 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; stir until combined.
  • Serve warm with cilantro and extra chilis for garnish.

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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7 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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