The Perfect White Mexican Cheese Dip

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by CarahsMama

My version of what they serve at authentic Mexican restaurants. Simple to make in the microwave in 5-10 minutes. Only 3 ingredients! Perfect for a quick snack or to serve as a side.

Top Review by obviousdistraction

Mmmm...I changed the recipe up a little bit because I didn't have any jalapeno juice. I added spinach and tomatoes and some crushed red pepper. That gave it a kick. It is so good, too bad it's so fattening!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups white American cheese, shredded (I buy a hunk at the grocery store deli and shred it myself)
  • 14 cup 2% low-fat milk or 14 cup whole milk
  • 12 tablespoon pickled jalapeno pepper, minced (the ones used for nachos, in a jar)
  • 2 12 teaspoons jalapeno juice, from the jalapenos above


  1. Add all ingredients (in order) in microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds.
  2. Stir until smooth. If it seems too thin, keep stirring.
  3. Serve with flour tortillas or tortilla chips.
  4. For mild, leave out the jalapenos. IMPORTANT: Do not leave out the jalapeno LIQUID, that is what helps make the flavor.

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