Quick and easy queso dip. Pretty darn close to the kind at the Mexican Restaurant.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Season cheese mixture with cumin, black pepper, and salt; add red pepper flakes, a little at a time, until desired spiciness is reached.

  • 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

254 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 64.5mg; sodium 930.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2020
My boyfriend had been raving about this queso blanco he used to get in the midwest. I have never had it before and we hadn't seen it anywhere so I made this for him and he said it's exactly like the kind they give you at restaurants. We enjoyed this dip with tortilla chips and the extras stored well in the fridge and reheated well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2020
My boyfriend had been raving about this queso blanco he used to get in the midwest. I have never had it before and we hadn't seen it anywhere so I made this for him and he said it's exactly like the kind they give you at restaurants. We enjoyed this dip with tortilla chips and the extras stored well in the fridge and reheated well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2020
This recipe is super yummy! My whole family loves queso and this was eaten more than the tostitos brand queso! Thanks love! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2020
made it in a double boiler, worked out great. Added flavors as needed to satisfy the jalapeno lovers in my family. Also, halved the recipe... the full recipe seemed like a lot Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
This queso dip rocked the house. Added just a bit of black pepper and red pepper because we like it with a little kick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
Excellent Read More