Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Queso Blanco Dip

This is by far the best white cheese dip that I have ever made. I came across a post about it at Pennies on a Platter, and apparently the recipe may have had its origins in a Mexican restaurant. I think the basic recipe is just about perfect, and I have only slightly adjusted the measurements for the green chiles and jalapeƱos to suit my own taste.




Queso Blanco Dip
1 1/4 pound block White American Cheese,* cut into 1-inch cubes (Land O'Lakes brand preferred)
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno juice
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup cold water
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Place cubed cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Add chiles, jalapenos, jalapeno juice, milk, water, and cumin. Microwave on HIGH for 4 - 5 minutes, stopping to stir well after each minute. Part of the melting process is completed with the stirring. 
Serve immediately with tortilla chips or can be used as a sauce for Mexican dishes. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds until creamy and hot.

*White American cheese is usually available at the deli counter of most grocery stores.




I found the Land O'Lakes white American cheese at my grocery store deli.


Cut the cheese into cubes before mixing with the other ingredients.


This cheese dip is the perfect consistency and is great with chips, a keeper of a recipe for sure.





13 comments:

  1. So glad to have this recipe! Just moved up north from Oklahoma and have been dying for some white queso! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Sounds great! Guess I have to get some pickled jalapenos:@)

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  3. I have been looking for a recipe like this for awhile Thanks for sharing I can't wait to make it for the family we love mexican food and eat this every time we go out to eat.

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  4. This sounds super, Anita! We love dips, especially when the whole family is over.

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  5. Oh, this looks pretty easy to do and is making me want lunch way too early, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  6. You've got so many great recipes here! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have followed you back :)

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  7. Anita, please link this up to Foodie Friday! It looks fantastic!

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  8. This looks delicious! What a great dip for a party. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

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  9. Hey Anita!! Your queso dip has been featured! http://www.notyourordinaryrecipes.com/2012/04/top-5-recipes-4.html

    Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friday!

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  10. This does look delicious. Is it too hot for the grandkids?? If so we'll just eat it after they are in bed!

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  11. Can this be frozen and for how long should it be safe in the freezer before using up?

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