White Cheese Dip - Tex Mex Style (Queso Blanco)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

That yummy white cheese dip served in Texas restaurants with lots of fresh, salty tortilla chips. A dear friend asked me to find THE recipe that she loves so much. After much work she finally says I have got it right! Whew! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients, except garnish of course, in a microwaveable bowl that has been sprayed or brushed with oil.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute and stir.
  3. Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
  5. Note- you can make this with canned poblano rajas or fresh roasted ones if you like.
  6. ***For a hotter dip use Pepper Jack cheese.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe and found that you can not use the Monterey Jack cheese, it does not melt correctly. I would highly recommend finding the Asadero or the Chihuahua cheese or even the Creama. I had to use more of the half and half to keep it thin.

mare422 February 06, 2011

I made this as posted, and enjoyed the taste but not the texture of the recipe. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the dip to form and hold a "cheese dip" consistency. I'd get it all heated up and stirred together, but it would never totally combine. I used the exact ingredients listed (grated the monterey jack from a block), but this just didn't turn out. Like Tinkmommy, my cheese just sort of clumped up and became a solid again. I could choose cumin flavored half and half, or a chunk of cheese, but not a nice smooth cheese dip. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

breezermom September 27, 2009

The taste of this was GREAT! However, the consistency was an issue. My cheese clumped up after cooking if I wasn't constantly stirring it.

Tinkmommy February 24, 2009