The Perfect White Mexican Cheese Dip

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 2 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!!!

obviousdistraction April 06, 2008

will try again.....does that mean flour chips

JOANN-N-TRACY November 03, 2007

I was really excited to try this, but it really had too much of an american cheese taste to me to pass for a mexican dip. I would probably try again with a different type of cheese as I really liked the jalapeno and jalapeno juice in the dip.

Jules127 February 13, 2007

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