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Queso Blanco Dip

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy queso dip. Pretty darn close to the kind at the Mexican Restaurant."
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25 m servings 254
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place American cheese and about 1/4 cup half-and-half in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until cheese starts to melt, about 5 minutes. Slowly start stirring half-and-half into cheese mixture, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until cheese begins to melt and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes more. Continue adding more half-and-half.
  2. Season cheese mixture with cumin, black pepper, and salt; add red pepper flakes, a little at a time, until desired spiciness is reached.
  3. Cook and stir cheese dip until cheese is fully melted, adding more half-and-half if needed to thin it out, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and top dip with chili powder.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Green chile pepper can be used in place of the jalapeno pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 254 calories; 21.3 2.5 13.5 65 931 Full nutrition

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This queso dip rocked the house. Added just a bit of black pepper and red pepper because we like it with a little kick.