Best White Queso


This white queso recipe is similar to white cheese sauces served in Mexican restaurants. The heat can be adjusted by adding chili pepper or more cayenne pepper. This recipe is kid-friendly, quick, and delicious! It can be used as a dip for tortilla chips or a sauce for many Mexican dishes.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound white American cheese, cubed

  • ½ cup milk, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Place cheese, milk, and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until cheese is melted.

  2. Add green chilies, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper; stir until smooth. Thin with more milk if sauce is too thick.

  3. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.

    Mexican White Cheese Dip/Sauce

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
20g Fat
5g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1207mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 328mg 25%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* 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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