Quick & Easy White Queso Dip

Quick & Easy White Queso Dip is just like your favorite
local Mexican restaurant made at home! This simple dip makes boring Taco Tuesdays over the top!

Quick and Easy White Queso Dip

Quick and easy white queso dip is the creamy, cheesy, melty deliciousness you get at the Mexican restaurant!

But, you won’t believe that this handful of ingredients will transform your taco night and transport you to your favorite Mexican Restaurant any night of the week!

You’ll end up wanting to drizzle this easy queso dip recipe over anything and everything you make!

Because it’s such an easy recipe, you might not even need to print out the recipe card at the end of the post!

You may be wondering is white queso the same as queso blanco dip? Yep! It’s got all kinds of names like authentic queso blanco dip, Mexican white cheese dip, white cheese sauce… Whatever you call it, it’s all kinds of delicious!

How to Make Queso at Home

How do you make white queso from scratch?

It’s really simple — that beautiful, melty goodness seems like it’s complicated, but I can assure you it is most definitely not.

  1. Melt American cheese with a can of green chiles and some milk.
  2. Dip your favorite corn tortilla chip into the cheesy business.

What kind of white cheese is used in Mexican restaurant queso?

White American Cheese is used in the white queso recipe. << Yup! Not white Velveeta. Not all the myriad of other cheeses you can think of. Just plain, white American cheese. 

What is White Queso Dip made of?

The base recipe is made up of white American cheese, green chilis, and milk.

There are plenty of ways to vary this combo though! What tastes good to you and what you prefer, add it in!

Ideas for a perfect addition:

  • Fresh Jalapenos
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Rotel Tomatoes
  • Green Onions & Peppers
  • Cooked chorizo
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

The list is endless!

Quick and Easy White Queso

If you like extra spice, add in some cayenne pepper or dashes of hot sauce.

You make this however your heart desires!?

Kitchen Equipment you’ll need:

Quick and Easy White Queso Dip

Where do you buy white American cheese?

The best place to purchase this is from the deli counter of your grocery store. You can have them slice it either into a big half-pound chunk (which is what I do) or into slices. 

It is not the white Velveeta! Or, the Kraft singles. Head straight to your deli section and ask for half a pound of white American cheese, and they’ll fix you right up!

What is the difference between queso blanco and queso fresco?

Okay! This is a question I am asked ALL THE TIME. I get tons of pictures or videos from users who have queso fresco in a bowl, trying to melt it.

Queso Fresco is a FINISHING cheese. Like feta cheese, it’s made from cow’s milk, and it’s considered a “fresh” cheese.

Queso Blanco is the creamy, cheesy white dip you order at restaurants.

Mexican Restaurant Style Queso Dip

Easy white queso dip is just that — EASY!

You could make this in your microwave or small slow cooker if you’ve got one.

I prefer to cook this in a double boiler over the stovetop.

Using a glass bowl, nested inside a pot with water in it (don’t let the water touch the bowl!) over medium heat.

Place the cheese, chilis, milk, and cumin into the bowl.

Gently stir until it melts. 

You can walk away, and stir every now and then, but the whole process takes about 20 minutes to melt.

In the microwave, add all the ingredients to a glass bowl and microwave in one-minute intervals.

For the baby slow cooker, just turn it on low and let it melt for an hour — talk about EASY!

Quick and Easy Queso Blanco Dip

Finally, what else can I serve with this?

For a super simple Taco Tuesday, whip up these Easy Ground Beef Tacos and enjoy a real fiesta!

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe

Or, give these Copycat Mexican Pizzas a try! They’re even better drizzled with queso on top! 

Want to make your own Dip Board for Cinco de Mayo or Game Day?

Add these fun Mexican dip recipes to your board, and you can say Olé!

  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa Verde
  • Creamy White Queso Dip

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you make Mexican White Cheese Dip?

Over medium-low heat add a double boiler to your stove. Melt the white American cheese with a splash of milk and green chilies until completely smooth!

What is Mexican white cheese sauce made of?

While you would think it’s a complicated combination of heavy cream, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack, or some other type of cheese that’s real cheese… But, it’s just plain American cheese mixed with whole milk and chiles. You could add in a few sprinkles of pepper jack cheese if you like a bit of spice in your life!

This cheesy goodness is one of those easy recipes you’ll make over and over! It’s the perfect appetizer for Chalupa Night, and pairs perfectly with your favorite tortilla chips.

Save this to your favorite Taco Tuesday Board on Pinterest!

Quick and Easy White Queso
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Quick & Easy White Queso Dip

5 from 5 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: stove-top cooking
  • Cuisine: mexican


White Queso is incredibly easy to make at home with just a few ingredients!


  • 1/2 pound White American Cheese, from your grocery’s deli section
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 warm water
  • 1 small can diced green chilis


  1. In a double boiler over medium low heat, with about 2 cups of simmering water (not boiling!), place all the ingredients.
  2. Gently melt by stirring occasionally.
  3. Ladle into a serving dish (or small slow cooker!) and serve with salty tortilla chips!

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  1. This is my weakness! I have never tried making it at home before though.

    1. Ohhhh yeah! Maybe don’t, because I can’t stop, and it’s becoming an obsession! 😉 But, really, do make it!

  2. I don’t think I can wait until Tuesday to try this! It looks amazing!

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