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If the queso blanco dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant has you in a chokehold, then let me help you break the chains that bind!
This cheesy dip recipe only has 5 simple ingredients and comes together faster than you can say "extra guac please".
This easy queso dip recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve for game day, cinco de mayo, super bowl or taco Tuesdays. You can make this smooth cheese dip without cornstarch or a double boiler. The best part is, this easy white queso dip recipe lasts 3-4 days in the refrigerator and is easily reheated in the microwave with a splash of milk.
Pour the evaporated milk into a medium saucepan and add the pepper jack cheese, American cheese, and chile powder. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently. The cheese should be smooth and melted completely. Right before serving, add the diced jalapeno and stir. Serve the queso with tortilla chips.
Who Is This Recipe For?
This recipe is for anyone who loves the creamy and cheesy goodness of delicious queso dip. Whether you're hosting a gathering, attending a potluck, or simply craving a cheesy snack, this recipe will not disappoint.
The 5-ingredient simplicity makes it perfect for beginner cooks or those short on time. The white queso dip is also a great alternative to traditional yellow queso, adding a unique twist to your appetizer spread.
🛒Ingredients for Mexican Cheese Dip
- evaporated milk
- pepper jack cheese
- American cheese
- chili powder
- jalapeno peppers
- How to make Mexican white cheese dip
See recipe card for quantities.
Pour the evaporated milk into a medium saucepan and add the pepper jack cheese, American cheese, and guajillo chile powder.
Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until a smooth cream forms. The cheese will be smooth and completely melted.
Right before serving, add the diced jalapeno and stir well.
Serve the white queso dip with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!
How to make this easy recipe in the crockpot
Pour all the ingredients into a small slow cooker and set the heat on high for 1 hour. Whisk until the sauce comes together, then use the keep warm setting. If you plan on adding ground beef or chorizo, make sure it is fully cooked first.
Jalapeno- Use canned green chilies instead of fresh jalapenos.
White American cheese- use Colby jack or yellow American cheese
Evaporated milk- use heavy cream instead
For a spicier kick, you can leave the jalapeno seeds in or add additional diced jalapenos or cayenne pepper.
If you prefer a milder flavor, you can substitute Monterey Jack cheese or colby jack for pepper jack cheese.
Feel free to experiment with other types of chile powders, such as ancho or chipotle, to suit your taste preferences.
Fiesta Queso: Add a colorful twist to your queso dip by adding diced bell peppers, corn, and black beans. Sauté the vegetables before adding them to the melted cheese for extra flavor.
Chorizo Queso: Cook and crumble chorizo before adding it to the queso dip. The spicy and savory sausage will take this dip to the next level.
Green Chile Queso: Substitute the jalapeno with roasted and diced green chiles for a mild and tangy flavor. Use canned green chiles to make it super simple.
To make this delicious white cheese sauce, you'll need the following kitchen equipment:
- Medium saucepan
- Cutting board
You can store any leftover queso in an airtight container after it has cooled to room temperature. The queso will be good for 3-4 days. You can use any leftover queso on these nacho fries.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Absolutely! You can make the dip ahead of time and reheat it when you're ready to serve. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
While it's technically possible to freeze the dip, the texture may change when thawed. It's best to enjoy it fresh for the creamiest results.
What can I serve with this creamy white queso dip?
Tortilla chips: The classic and most popular option. Opt for both regular and flavored chips for a variety of tastes. If you have time to make homemade tortilla chips, here's a great recipe! Be sure to add homemade pico de gallo, salsa verde, sour cream and guacamole for a well rounded snack spread.
Fresh Vegetables: Serve this simple dip alongside a platter of fresh veggies like carrot sticks, celery, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes for a healthier alternative.
Homemade Soft Pretzels: Warm, soft pretzels dipped in creamy queso are a match made in snack heaven.
Mexican-Inspired Beverages: Complement the flavors of your dip with a mangonada or an agua fresca. You can also serve it with a tall glass of iced tea.
Make sure you stir the mixture frequently while it's cooking so the cheese doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
📖Printable Recipe Card
5 Ingredient White Queso Dip Recipe
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 whisk
- 1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
- 8 oz pepper jack cheese
- 8 oz white American cheese
- ¼ teaspoon guajillo chile powder
- 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
- Pour the evaporated milk into a medium saucepan and add the pepper jack cheese, American cheese, and guajillo chile powder.1 can, 8 oz pepper jack cheese, 8 oz white American cheese, ¼ teaspoon guajillo chile powder
- Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until a smooth cream forms. The cheese will be smooth and completely melted.
- Right before serving, add the diced jalapeno and stir well.1 jalapeno
- Serve the white queso dip with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!