Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Queso blanco dip


I first ate queso blanco dip at a local Mexican restaurant and loved it. Ever since then I've wanted to make it at home, but I wasn't sure what cheese to use to make it melt and have the proper consistency. Plus I figured it was full of a lot of ingredients that I probably didn't want to use anyways. Then I saw this recipe and was excited to give it a try. I changed the recipe a bit and found a nice organic white American cheese at our grocery store's deli that only had a few ingredients in it. You need to use American cheese so that it melts properly and becomes smooth. Once the dip comes together, it is hot, smooth, creamy, and flavorful. It's a cinch to make, too!

I made this dip to go along with the tacos my husband requested for his birthday dinner recently. It was a special treat, but it makes a lot of dip, so we'll be eating it again. This recipe will make enough for 4-6 people to eat as a side, snack, or appetizer. It's perfect to go along with your next taco night or as a party, movie night, or game day snack. Serve with corn chips.


Queso blanco dip
1 lb white American cheese, cut into cubes
2 4-oz. cans fire roasted diced mild green chiles, undrained
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup very finely chopped fresh tomato
1-3 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce (I used Lloyd's rocket sauce
pinch of sea salt

Place the cheese, chiles, heavy cream, tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of hot sauce, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat. Whisk often until the dip is smooth and well-combined. You can add more cream if it is too thick for you. Taste and add more hot sauce, if desired. You can also add a bit of salsa or sub some jarred (not pickled) jalapenos for some of the chiles if you want a hotter dip). 

Serve hot with corn chips.


What was I cooking one year ago?: cumin and lemon roasted cauliflower 
Two years ago?: pineapple sage pound cake 
Three?: watermelon and feta salad

22 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love queso blanco and yours looks SO flippin' tasty. YUM!

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  2. I was just talking to my church group yesterday about doing a dip night and the first thing I thought of was some sort of cheese dip....totally gonna make this!

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  3. Great looking dip! I love anything with spicy flavors, and this would fit the bill. Good stuff - thanks so much.

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  4. I'm sure your husband enjoyed that queso with his birthday dinner. It looks fabulous!

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  5. Dear Amy, A beautiful treat for your husbands birthday!! I am sure he enjoyed it. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  6. Se ve muy rico me encanta,saludos y abrazos

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  7. This looks so creamy and delicious! My mouth is watering like crazy! I haven't made this at home either but that needs to change.

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  8. Looks and sounds awesome! Can you tell us more about this organic American cheese?

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    1. Hmmmm.... What do you want to know? It's Wegmans brand and I got it at their deli. They are the best grocery store!

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  9. This is such a great dip! Love the hot sauce here. :) Delicious!

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  10. Yum, I would load this up with hot sauce :P

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  11. Ohhh yum! I could totally go for some of this right now! Looks simple and perfect.

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  12. We will definitely be making this for football season!! Love all that cheese.

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  13. i am ready to have that in front of my tv

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  14. Oh this is making me hungry just looking at the pictures!

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  15. Hi Amy, interesting recipe. This dip look inviting.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Isn't it ironic that to make a Mexican dip, in order to really get it right, you need to use American cheese? Looks fantastically tasty!

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  17. This dip is new to me and it looks amazing.
    Will have guest for dinner this Thursday and will try to prepare it.
    Thanks for sharing Amy!

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  18. I haven't tried this dip, but it sounds delicious! Definitely worth trying.

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  19. Sounds tasty! i'll have to try it at my next tailgate.

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  20. Im so big on snack foods and queso is the perfect snack food along with salsa! Especially, this time of year since its football season. If you get a chance check out my different salsa's at www.prettybitchescan.com. :)
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