If your family can’t get enough of this popular restaurant style cheese dip, try making this easy White Queso Dip at home! This versatile recipe can be adjusted to your preferred heat level and can even be used as a sauce to pair with your favorite Mexican dish.
Restaurant Style White Queso Dip
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
1 pound white American cheese (from deli)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup half & half or milk
4 oz. can green chilies
1/2 cup canned jalapeños – diced (or less/more to taste)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
red pepper flakes to taste
Tortilla Chips for dipping
garnish with jalapeños and cilantro if desired
Cut cheese into cubes. In a skillet or saucepan, place butter, cheese, and milk on LOW heat and stir frequently until cheese melts. Stir in green chilies, jalapeños, cumin, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. If dip is too thick, add more milk or cream to thin. Garnish with jalapenos and cilantro. Serve immediately with tortilla chips – this amount fits perfectly in my Little Dipper sized Crockpot and my 8 inch Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. Serves about 8.
This recipe can easily be doubled for larger crowds. Serve in a slow cooker on warm if you’d like to keep dip warm during a gathering or if you’d like to make ahead.
Note: I went to my grocery store’s deli department and asked for a one pound chunk of White American Cheese which works really well because it melts easily. If you can’t snag a chunk, you can also use slices or even white Velveeta cheese.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.