The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip – Queso Blanco

the best mexican white cheese dip

This Mexican white cheese dip is similar to white cheese sauces served in many Delicious Mexican restaurants.  It is so delicious and so versatile.

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 chilli’s.

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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 supervised that white American cheese is actually better prices than Velveeta. ;)

Now to make your life easier, I highly recommend a double broiler 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.

Now we normally will make this dip in the double broiler, and then we like to keep it warm in a mini dipper crockpot. We just love them because it keeps the tip warm and smooth.

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How to make this Mexican White Cheese Dip

The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip

Total Time: 15 minutes

The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip


  • 1/2 pound of white american cheese
  • 1/4 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 chilli's, 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. 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!

  2. Cindey-Monkey Dellinger says

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Elizabeth says

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

  8. 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.


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