March 22nd, 2011

Queso Blanco

What’s not to love about gooey, melted cheese?   I had to ask for white American cheese at the deli counter, but you might also find it in pre-packaged slices (like those Kraft singles).  That will work just as well.  I really like the additions of the fresh ingredients in this recipe.

If you’re serving queso at a get together, try keeping it in a slow cooker set to the low or warm setting.  That way it stays warm and melty all evening long!


Serves 6

Queso Blanco

10Prep Time

10Cook Time

20Total Time

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  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno or serrano, seeds and stem removed; diced
  • 16 ounces white American cheese, shredded or cubed
  • 4 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan. Cook the onion and pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low. Add the cheeses and 1/2 cup of the cream. Stir until mostly melted.
  2. Add the can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, diced Roma tomatoes, cilantro, and additional cream a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  3. Serve with chips or fresh tortillas.

Who Dished It Up First : Adapted from C&C Marriage Factory. You should really go check out her posts on her home renovation.  Amazing!



  1. My daughter is queso dip crazy right now. I’ll have to give this on a try.

  2. I love queso dip- this one sounds delicious!

  3. Yo quiero!!!

  4. Yum! This sounds great! I’ve got some tortilla chips just waiting for this! =)

  5. Thanks so much for the shout out! I love this queso and am trying to find an excuse to make it again soon.

  6. you are exactly right… What’s not to love about gooey, melted cheese? It looks amazing!

  7. This looks fantastic! I want a big bowl right now.

  8. Oh man, I order this stuff at Applebee’s. I’m guessing this homemade version is way better!

  9. Yum! There is nothing not to love about cheese… especially ooey gooey cheese like this! Sounds great!

  10. Oh dear. I loooove queso dips of all kinds, but rarely have them now (dumb lactose and my intolerance.) I’m thinking this recipe would be worth it all, though.

  11. Oh, oh, oh! I want some of that right now . . . Your pictures make all the food on your blog look simply DIVINE!

  12. Would be a great addition to our movie nights. 🙂

  13. I made this tonight for dinner. Loved it! Will be my pork loin recipe of choice from now on. Thank you!

  14. I will never make another queso. this one is soo delicious I can’t even. ugh. amazing.

  15. If you can get fresh roasted Hatch green chilis you will be in heaven!

  16. I made this for a cookout over the weekend and everyone loved it. It tasted amazing, just like what you would get at a restaurant! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  17. Oh how I love the lingering heat it packs! I used the hot Rotel instead of the regular kind. Made some homemade tortilla chips to go with this… it just seemed like the right thing to do for this homemade queso. Hasta la vista to the jarred crap in the store. 😉


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