This recipe replicates the famous white cheese dip found in many Mexican restaurants, using simple ingredients that are easy to find.


  • White American cheese – The key ingredient that melts smoothly and provides the creamy base.
  • Milk – Provides the necessary liquid for melting the cheese. Can be substituted with half and half or evaporated milk.
  • Green chiles – Adds a mild heat and flavor to the dip.
  • Pickled jalapeños – Adds extra spice and tanginess.

How to Make White Cheese Dip

This recipe is incredibly easy and quick, perfect for any occasion where you want to enjoy a delicious cheese dip.

  1. Cut the white American cheese into cubes.
  2. Microwave the cheese with milk (and optional water) in increments, stirring frequently until fully melted.
  3. Stir in the green chiles and pickled jalapeños.
  4. Serve immediately as a dip or transfer to a crock pot to keep warm.

This method ensures a smooth and creamy texture, just like the queso blanco served in restaurants.

White Cheese Dip

Recipe Variations

  • Crock pot white cheese dip: For convenience during parties, use a crock pot to keep the dip warm.
  • Adjusting spice levels: Customize the dip by adding more or less jalapeños to suit your taste.
  • Adding extra ingredients: Experiment with diced tomatoes or sausage to enhance flavor and texture.

Make-ahead and Leftovers

How to store leftover white cheese dip:

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

How to reheat white cheese dip:

Reheat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until thoroughly heated.

How long does cheese dip keep in refrigerator?

Up to 1 week when properly stored.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find White American cheese?

Look in the deli section of your grocery store. Brands like Land o’ Lakes or Boar’s Head are recommended.

Can I substitute half and half for milk and water?

Yes, but adjust the amounts as needed to achieve desired thickness and consistency.

Where can I find pickled jalapeños?

Available in the ethnic aisle of most grocery stores alongside the green chiles.

Serving Suggestions

Use this white cheese dip to complement various Mexican dishes:

  • Ground Beef Wet Burritos
  • Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas
  • Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Easy Mexican Rice
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
  • One Pot Taco Bowls
  • Walking Tacos
  • Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Easy White Queso Recipe

This simple white queso dip recipe captures the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine, perfect for any gathering or taco night.

Enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness of homemade white cheese dip with this straightforward recipe!