This Mexican white queso dip is a creamy and zesty cheese dip that contains just 3 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes. Queso blanco is the perfect addition to any party menu!
You can never go wrong serving cheesy appetizers at a gathering. I typically serve a jalapeno cheddar cheese ball, cheesy corn dip, cheese ball bites, pizza dip, beer cheese dip, or this amazingly easy queso dip.
When I go to my local Mexican restaurant, I always have to order the white queso dip. It’s creamy, a little bit spicy, full of flavor and totally addicting to scoop up with a big pile of tortilla chips! I decided I needed to learn how to make white queso dip at home. I was astounded by just how easy it actually is to make. All you need is a few ingredients and you can have hot cheese dip on the table in minutes!
Table of Contents
White Queso Dip Ingredients
To make Mexican cheese dip, you’ll need just 3 ingredients: white American cheese, green salsa and half and half. That’s it!!!
How To Make White Queso Dip
Cut your cheese into cubes, then put it in a pan with half and half and salsa verde. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and a smooth dip forms. You can add toppings such as pico de gallo, or serve it as-is with plenty of chips.
Tips For Queso Dip
- I like to serve my white queso dip with tortilla chips. Other great dipping options are veggies or flour tortillas cut into triangles.
- Queso dip also makes for a great cheese sauce to pair with carne asada fries, chicken tinga, chipotle carnitas, turkey tacos or carne guisada.
- I typically use a mild green salsa in this recipe so that it’s not too spicy for the kids. If you prefer heat, go for a hot salsa! Alternatively, you can add minced pickled jalapeno pepper slices to turn the spice level up.
- While this cheese dip is great on its own, adding a topping of pico de gallo really takes it over the top. You can either purchase pico de gallo or make my homemade pico de gallo.
You’ll want to purchase a block of white American cheese at your grocery store deli counter. Just ask for a pound of the cheese, not sliced.
Queso cheese dip in America is typically made with American cheese. This type of cheese has a creamy mild flavor, and melts smoothly without separating.
I find that white queso dip is best when piping hot from the skillet. That being said, you can reheat it if needed. Simply microwave in 30 second increments until the dip becomes liquid and you’re ready to go. If you’re planning to add pico de gallo, add it after reheating the dip. If you add the pico de gallo before reheating, the dip may become watery.
Queso Dip Variations
This Mexican cheese dip is fabulous as-is, but you can add other ingredients to make it your own.
- Meaty Queso Dip: Add 1/2 pound cooked and crumbled ground beef or chorizo as well as 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Bean and Cheese Dip: Add 1 cup rinsed and drained beans, such as black beans or pinto beans, as well as 1/4 teaspoon cumin.
- Bacon Cheese Dip: Add 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon on top of the dip.
- Veggie Lover’s Dip: Add 1 can of drained diced tomatoes with green chilies, as well as 1/2 cup corn kernels.
This queso blanco dip is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, game day, or any time where you’re looking for a quick snack!
Queso Dip Video
Love This Recipe?
Please leave a 5-star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating in the recipe card below & a review in the comments section further down the page.
White Queso Dip
- 1 pound white American cheese cubed
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/4 cup salsa verde
- 1 cup pico de gallo
- Place the American cheese, salsa verde and half and half in a pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth.
- Serve immediately, topped with pico de gallo if desired.
- I typically use a mild green salsa in this recipe so that it’s not too spicy for the kids, but if you prefer heat, go for a hot salsa! Alternatively, you can add minced pickled jalapeno slices to turn the heat up.
- While this Mexican cheese dip is great on its own, I find that adding a topping of fresh pico de gallo really takes it over the top. You can either purchase pico de gallo or make my homemade pico de gallo.
- You’ll want to purchase a block of white American cheese at your grocery store deli counter – just ask for a pound of the cheese, not sliced.