Queso Blanco

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by kstrating

Get smooth and creamy restaurant-style chile con queso at home.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (veggie, olive, canola, whatever you have)
  • 14 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno, diced (or serrano, seeds and stem removed)
  • 12 ounces white American cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded (optional, don't use pre-shredded)
  • 14-23 cup cream (or half-and-half, or whole milk)
  • 1 roma tomato, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan. Cook the onion and pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Add the shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of the cream. Stir until mostly melted.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, and additional cream a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Serve with chips, on migas.
  5. Keep warm in a small crock pot, if desired.

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