If there’s one thing I can’t resist, is warm, cheesy queso dip, and this homemade Queso Blanco is one of my favorites! I mean, what’s not to love about gooey, melted cheese?
I had to ask for white American cheese at the deli counter, but you might also find it in pre-packaged slices (like those Kraft singles). That will work just as well.
And you can always use regular American cheese in a pinch. Your queso will just be a more traditional orange instead of white. But it will still taste amazing!
I really like the additions of the fresh ingredients in this recipe–everyone will know this queso is homemade, and not from a jar!
If you’ll be serving your queso at a party, or for game day, you can make it ahead and reheat it just before your guests arrive.
Try keeping it in a slow cooker set to the low or warm setting. That way it stays warm and melty all evening long! And don’t forget the tortilla chips!
Name: Queso Blanco Dip
Melted cheese, japalapenos and tomatoes come together in this warm, cheesy dip.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serving Size: 6
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup white onion, diced
1 large jalapeno or serrano, seeds and stem removed; diced
16 ounces white American cheese, shredded or cubed
4 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
3/4 cup cream or half-and-half
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
- Heat the oil in a saute pan. Cook the onion and pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low. Add the cheeses and 1/2 cup of the cream. Stir until mostly melted.
- Add the can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, diced Roma tomatoes, cilantro, and additional cream a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
- Serve with chips or fresh tortillas.
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