White Queso Dip Recipe

Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant – this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!

Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant - this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!

I don’t know about you, but Mexican food is one of our family favorites. It is very tempting to toss aside homemade dinner plans, grab the keys and head out to our favorite local Mexican food restaurant. White Queso Dip is one of our favorite things to get as an appetizer or side. Well, now with just a few simple ingredients, you can make this delicious White Queso Dip at home and it feels just as authentic as eating at a restaurant.

White Queso Dip Ingredients

All you will need is 1 pound of White American Cheese, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, and 1 prepared batch of homemade Pico de gallo. If you are having a hard time finding White American Cheese in bulk, it is frequently in the fresh deli counter at your local grocery store.

Grate Your Cheese for White Queso Dip

Coarsely grate the entire pound of cheese.

Melting Cheese for White Queso Dip

Add 1/2 a cup of the heavy whipping cream and all of the cheese to a saucepan. Heat over medium low until the cheese begins to melt, stirring continually.

Patience is a virtue during this step. It takes a while and when it starts to melt it begins to separate and look kind of weird. Don’t worry! When this happens add the other 1/2 cup of the cream and keep stirring!

Continue to stir until White Queso Dip is smooth

In about 10 minutes, the cheese will melt completely and blend into the cream. You have done it. You’ve created delicious White Queso Dip.

Add Pico de Gallo to White Queso Dip

Once the cheese is blended, stir in the homemade Pico de gallo.

Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant - this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!

Transfer to a bowl or small slow cooker to keep warm and serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.

Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant - this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!

This White Queso Dip Recipe is a delicious snack, appetizer or side. I love to serve it along with our favorite tacos, taco salad, enchilada’s, or burritos. Sometimes I even tuck some inside of a tortilla for added flavor when I’m building my taco or burrito. If you want to mix things up, you can also stir in crumbled bacon and/or a container of green chili’s. This dip is also great re-heated if you happen to have leftovers. Your entire family will look forward to adding this delicious dip to your favorite Mexican meal.

NOTE: there were many comments that readers had trouble with this recipe, so we found a new, easier way for you to make the Queso Dip. 

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Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant - this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 pound White American Cheese (ask your grocery store deli counter)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 prepared batch of Pico de Gallo
  • tortilla chips for serving
Instructions
  1. Coarsely grate the cheese.
  2. Add ½ cup heavy whipping cream and cheese to a sauce pan. Heat over medium low heat until cheese is melted. Stirring (almost) constantly.
  3. Patience and low heat will be your best friend. And add an arm workout by stirring constantly. Your cheese will clump and look disgusting. When that happens, add the remaining cream and continue to stir until smooth.
  4. Add pico de gallo and stir well.
  5. Transfer to bowl or small slow cooker and serve with tortilla chips.

Just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant - this White Queso Dip Recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve as an appetizer or as a side with your favorite Mexican meal!

Comments

  1. This looks so good. I will be sharing this with my readers.
    Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi recently posted..Chocolate Cream Filled (Not a Snack) CakeMy Profile

  2. Duh! I’ve been trying to make a smooth queso dip, I don’t know why I didn’t think to try using Chihuahua Cheese. I love using it to make quesadillas, so why not a dip? Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

    • Leslie Bartholow says:

      What cheese comes close to Chihuahua Cheese? I can’t any around here. Thanks, Leslie

      • Probably Monterey Jack or Asedero, you might be able to ask at the grocery store. It’s best to have a good melting cheese.
        Let us know if you have more questions.

  3. Did you mentions CHEESE 🙂 oh how I love Queso Dip, yummy!
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  4. Ooooh this looks delicious! We were just eating a cheese sauce yesterday and my husband asked it I could approximate it at home. I’ve never been able to make a really smooth sauce. Clearly I need to find chihuahua cheese! 🙂
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  5. This sounds awesome!! I’m not a huge fan of using velveeta lately, too processy, too salty. Haven’t even thought of making my own, it always seemed too complicated. Yours takes the mystery out of it, can’t wait to try it later! I just made homemade salsa and must step away from the blender now or it will all be gone. It would be perfect in this.
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  6. Oh YUM, this looks good! Now, to find the cheese…
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  7. Can you tell us what store you find your cheese…and where it is in the store? Deli or Dairy? This looks very good. Thanks.

  8. Thanks for sharing…but…this did not work at all for me! The chihuahua never really melted into the cream, so I ended up with an inedible lump of gooey cheese surrounded by pink liquid. Has this ever happened to you?

    • So sorry this didn’t work, I know it can be challenging. We just recently made this for a weekend meal and had problems of our own. I skimped on the cheese and didn’t buy from my local Mexican grocer and I also rushed the cooking process. I really think the problem boils down to trying to melt the cheese into the cream too quickly.

  9. Well, I’m definitely guilty of that. I’ll have to try again, a little more slowly. Great site, especially the weekly meal plans.
    Thanks for your reply!

  10. This recipe does NOT work! I tried 3 times & all I ended up with was a big ball of cheese stuck to my pan & a bunch of cream that wouldn’t mix with the cheese. This recipe is a fail! Don’t waste your time & money!

    • We are sorry you had trouble with the recipe Amy. What kind of cheese did you use? Where did you purchase it?

      • Same here, it never mixes with the cream. Cream just floats to the top and cheese stays clumpy.
        I am using chihuahua cheese, and cream.

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