The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip – Queso Blanco

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This Mexican white cheese dip is similar to white cheese sauces served in many Delicious Mexican restaurants.  It is so delicious and so versatile. If you love this recipe, make sure you try our amazing crockpot chicken tacos recipe with only 3 ingredients.

You can adjust the heat by leaving out the cayenne pepper completely or by adding more. You can also give this white Mexican cheese dip a completely different flavor by adding in rotel instead of the green chillis.

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This recipe is very kid friendly and will be a nice surprise to your family gatherings. It is a nice change from the normal velveeta cheese dip.

Now, if you are wondering where to get the White American cheese, I suggest you go to your deli to buy it. Ask them to slice it for you, so you can crumble it into your saucepan and help it melt faster. You will be pleasantly suprised that white American cheese is actually better prices than Velveeta. 😉

Now to make your life easier, I highly recommend a double boiler to melt your cheese. It will go much smoother and will melt more evenly. Trust me… I’ve learned from experience! I actually found several that are on sale on Amazon in case you don’t have one – you can check them out here.
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Now we normally will make this dip in the double boiler, and then we like to keep it warm in a mini dipper crockpot. We just love them because it keeps the dip warm and smooth.

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How to make this Mexican White Cheese Dip

The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip
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  • ½ pound of white american cheese
  • ¼ cup of milk (maybe more if you want it thinner)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 (4 oz) can of green chili's
  • teaspoon of cumin
  • teaspoon of garlic salt
  • cayenne pepper - a pinch
  1. Place cheese, milk, and butter in a sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Heat until melted - stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the green chillis, cumin, garlic salt, and the cayenne pepper. Remember, it doesn't take much cayenne.
  4. Add more milk if you want it thinner.
  5. Serve immediately with chips, tortillas, and your favorite mexican dish.

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  1. Janie says:

    Yum! Out of curiosity, where did you find that sauce bowl?

  2. Carrie says:

    I actually got it at Good will. :)

  3. heather says:

    Are you supposed to drain the green chiles?

  4. Carrie says:


  5. Sandi says:

    This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it. Pinned for later.

  6. Carrie says:

    I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Enjoy!

  7. Ellise Hunter says:

    This has great flavor! It was a little salty for me. Will use mostly garlic powder next time instead of the salt. Not being critical at all! Will definitely make it many more times! Thanks for pinning it!

  8. Carrie says:

    Great idea!

  9. Cindey-Monkey Dellinger says:

    I’ll definitely be trying this! It would be great over chicken enchiladas or a steak burrito!

  10. Carrie says:

    Oh I agree Cindey – Thanks for stopping by!

  11. John says:

    Too salty. Tortilla chips are usually salty enough without the dip also being so salty. And I wonder if it wouldn’t be tastier using Monterey Jack instead of White American?

  12. kyle says:

    does it have to be american because i used a mix of cheddar and monterey jack and it came out thick and stringy

  13. Carrie says:

    It doesn’t have to be American, but from my experience, that seems to melt the best. If your is coming out thick and stringy, I would add more milk and cook it longer.

  14. Katrina says:

    I need the dip for a party (70 people) I’m having, and would like to use my 6-quart crock pot. Do you have a bulk recipe and can I keep it warm in a crockpot?

  15. Carrie says:

    I would just try to do the math. This makes quite a bit, so I would probably quadruple the recipe.

  16. Lisa Danley says:


  17. Brandy says:

    Is it okay to use Velveeta?

  18. Carrie says:

    You could but it will have a different taste Brandy.

  19. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much Lisa! We just love this dip!

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Where did you find white American cheese cheaper than Velveeta? Where I usually shop, the white American is twice as expensive!

  21. Carrie says:

    Elizabeth, are you shopping in the deli section where you have it sliced? That is where I find it and normally it is much cheaper – especially when it is on sale.

  22. Stardust says:

    I use banana peppers in stead of all the he,. and hot stuff. I have ulcers so that stuff kills me. banana peppers are fine and it does add good flavors and a pinch of spice. not much. great for kids

  23. Carrie says:

    Thanks Ric – I’ve gotta go fix that type-o. :)

  24. Angela Raum says:

    I have a insert that acts as a doubler boiler. This recipe sounds super yummy. I hate velvetta, it has so much yucky stuff in it.

  25. Carrie says:

    That is a great idea!

  26. Lisa says:

    They do make the Mexican white cheese wheel at wal mart. Thats the very best dipping cheese.

  27. Angela Raum says:

    Perfect recipe, next time I’m gonna reduce cummin & use garlic powder. In deli this week 1 pound is $2.99 which is about what it is for velvetta 2lb cheese log. Have you ever read the ingredients, ewwww for sure.

  28. Ryan says:

    Made this for my roommates and they loved it! I also made a batch with a 2lb block of queso blanco Velveeta (broke college student here) for church. It was devoured in minutes, definitely need to make a bigger batch next time. There were around 70-90 people there. I didn’t increae the cumin, garlic salt, and chilis proportionally though. I found them slightly overbearing when I quadrupled the seasonings, but that’s just me! Thank you so much for the recipe! It’s a hit!

  29. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you like it – yep, Cumin is one of those seasoning where you LOVE it (like me) or you need it in smaller quantities.

  30. Risa says:

    Hi Carrie, I’m planning on making this in a few days for three people. I’m trying to figure out from your pictures the amount of queso this makes. Could you tell me how much, cup-wise this makes? Thank you!

  31. Jason says:

    Hey I read this yesterday and ran to the grocery store to buy the ingredients to make this… My family literally scraped the pot clean. I didn’t know to wash it at all… BTW I didn’t add tge salt guys.. We had a hint of Lime tortillas…

  32. Carrie says:

    oh I am sure the hint of lime tortillas were delicious with this dip Jason. Thanks for the comment.

  33. Carrie says:

    I would say this amount would be 6-8 people comfortably. We made this with another family (which was about 10 of us including small children) and we ate it all.

  34. Brandy says:

    Can I use the Kraft Single Slice white cheese?

  35. Carrie says:

    You can try, but I am not sure it will have the same flavor.

  36. Marissa says:

    Am i supposed to use ground cumin or cumin seeds?

  37. Lindsay says:

    Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of milk to make this low carb or will it be too thick?

  38. Carrie says:

    ground cumin Marissa. Thanks!

  39. Peggy says:

    sorry, but can you please tell me what is considered white american cheese. Is it pre prepared in slices, or only offered at the deli? Do you have a brand name as well? I have scoured our grocery and have not found any cheese labeled as white American cheese. Any help would be great, thanks.

  40. Meghan Arlequeeuw says:

    could I add sausage to make this more hearty? If so, what amount do you suggest?

  41. Patsy says:

    can this be made in a crockpot or do you recommend transferring to a crock after the last steps?

  42. Sue Vann says:

    it all looks awesome <3

  43. katie says:

    I would say get the American cheese. We got colby jack and it isnt melting like it should. Its thick and ive put extra milk. I will do it the right way next time.

  44. Kelley says:

    we use cream cheese instead of white American. It’s so good

  45. Carrie says:

    I agree- the American works nicely and melts wonderfully.

  46. Carrie says:

    I recommend transferring it after you make it.

  47. Carrie says:

    I only find it at the deli and I have them cut it for me into slices.

  48. Maddie says:

    Ahhhhhh!!! Thank you so much for posting this! I believe this is going to taste JUST like the white queso that I love so much from my Midwestern roots! I live in Colorado now, and NOT ONE of the Mexican restaurants here has white queso. I’m so excited to give this a shot because I have really, really been missing it!!! Thanks!

  49. Carrie says:

    Oh you are going to love this Maddie!


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