Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"


On a recent trip to the local Costco, I ended up purchasing a huge thing of queso fresco, or Mexican white cheese. Not sure what to do with it, I created this modified dip that goes perfectly with any Mexican-themed meal. It's so ridiculously easy and looks much more refined than classic chile con queso. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! Reheat as needed.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 13 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package queso fresco

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)


  1. Slice queso fresco in half horizontally, creating 2 rounds. Transfer to a shallow microwave-safe baking dish.

  2. Spread salsa evenly over queso fresco and pour any residual juices around the dish for queso fresco to marinate in. Top with cilantro, jalapeño, and hot sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably longer.

  3. Heat queso fresco in the microwave until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

79 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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