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

2 5

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.

3 5

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.

4 5

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.