Queso Blanco Dip

Want a good Queso Blanco Dip? Are you obsessed with Queso like I am? Well now you can make a delicious one at home! Be prepared to taste a super delicious White Cheese Dip that everyone will love!

A bowl of dip placed on a wooden plate.
A White Queso Dip That Everyone Will Love

If you are looking for something quick and tasty to make for a small gathering, this is the perfect recipe! It takes 10 minutes to prep and it is full of flavor! Use chips to dip into it or veggies if you want a fresh crunch.

This homemade Queso Blanco Dip recipe is so much easier to make than most people think and way better than the store bought stuff!

A hand dipping into melted cheese bowl with a tortilla chip.

The results are simply unbelievable. I think I like this recipe even better than Chipotle (shhhh, just don’t tell them). It’s incredibly easy, oh so delicious, creamy and flavorful. It goes great with tortilla chips, veggies, drizzle on top of taquitos, nachos and whatever else you’re cooking up. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Everything you’ll need to make this dip

We’re skipping the pre-shredded cheeses and canned stuff and using my fresh produce, wonderful spices and freshly grated cheese to make this Queso. Here’s everything you’ll need to make it:

  • The Cheese: for this recipe we’ll use Monterey jack and white cheddar. Buy the block and shredded yourself. In packaged shredded cheese, cellulose is used to coat the pieces of cheese and I recommend you avoid it for this dip. Fresh is always better!
  • The veggies: these veggies make the cheese pop! Poblano pepper, serrano, yellow or white onion, garlic and tomato for good measure.
  • Milk: this ingredient helps everything blend together well. I suggest your favorite brand of evaporated milk.
  • Other ingredients: butter, salt and ground chipotle pepper (optional) for an extra kick.

💭 What other cheese can I use?

I recommend monterey jack, white cheddar, manchego or chihuahua cheese. These are my favorite melting cheeses that will work great for this dip. But even mozzarella or any other good melting cheese will work if you can’t find any of the above cheeses

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How To Make Queso Blanco Dip

  • To a medium pot, add the butter over medium heat. When the butter starts to get hot, add the poblano & serrano pepper, onion and garlic. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes to soften. Then add the tomato and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add the milk and salt and mix.

When the milk starts to bubble, start adding the cheese a little bit at the time ensuring it melts first prior to adding the rest of the cheese. Keep stirring to avoid burning the mixture at the bottom.

  • Add the ground chipotle if using any. Mix to combine all ingredients.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips
A saucepan with melted cheese dip in it.
Easy Recipe For Mexican Queso Blanco Dip

Hosting a party?

Simply place the prepared Queso Blanco Dip in a slow cooker and keep it on warm! Just be sure to stir it every so often. The recipe makes about three cups of queso, so feel free to double it or halve it depending on how much you want.

A hand with a tortilla chip dipping into a bowl of cheese dip.
Queso Blanco is the perfect appetizer for any size gathering!

Storing & reheating tips

  • To store: if you have leftovers or simply want to make this ahead of time, once it’s cooked and cooled, transfer it to an airtight container for later. This will stay good in the fridge for 5 days.
  • To reheat: 
    • 1) on stove top, place queso in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Keep stirring to make sure it does not stick to the bottom.
    • 2) Place in a microwave safe container and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or as much needed. Stirr cheese half way thru re-heating to heat evenly.
Queso dip in a white bowl with tortilla chips on the side.

More Appetizers you’ll enjoy

Whip up this amazing Homemade Queso Blanco for football Sunday, birthday parties or really any holiday, and watch friends and family devour it!

Here are a few more recipes that you’ll love!

I hope you love this delicious Queso Blanco Dip recipe! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy! xo, Ana

A bowl of dip placed on a wooden plate.

Queso Blanco Dip Recipe

Servings 3 cups
Ana Frias
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
The best Queso Blanco Dip is lusciously creamy, yet somehow light and fluffy. It’s begging to be scooped up onto a wedge of tortilla chip. It's that appetizer so hard to resist!
3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ poblano pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ white onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ roma tomato finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups to 2 cups evaporated milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or more according to taste
  • 5 oz aged monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 5 oz white cheddar shredded
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper optional

Instructions
 

  • To a medium pot, add the butter over medium heat. When the butter starts to get hot, add the poblano & serrano pepper, onion and garlic. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes to soften. Then add the tomato and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add the milk and salt and mix. When the milk starts to bubble, start adding the cheese a little bit at the time ensuring it melts first prior to adding the rest of the cheese. Keep stirring to avoid burning the mixture at the bottom.
  • Add the ground chipotle if using any. Mix to combine all ingredients.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips

*Ana’s Notes:

Other cheese options: manchego chihuahua, oaxaca, mozzarella or any other good melting cheese. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 0.5cup | Sodium: 315mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 127mg | Cholesterol: 60mg | Calories: 220kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fat: 17g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 4g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

A bowl of white queso dip placed on a wooden plate.
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  1. 5 stars
    I’m addicted to queso blanco so thanks for this fix. Very good. I ate the entire bowl (3 cups worth) in one sitting. I couldn’t stop!!