Mexican Restaurant Style White Cheese (Queso) Dip

by Sheryl

I love Mexican dishes, they’re so rich, so flavorful, most of the time spicy and oh so cheesy. They are so comforting, and one of the best things about them is the dip. This white sauce (queso) dip is similar to that of a Mexican restaurant-style dip that we all love. I used to buy the bottled queso dip but when I stumbled upon this great recipe and tasted how good this is I’ve never bought another bottled queso dip ever again. I mean, this is way too easy to prepare. I always have some in the fridge because this is great for anything. This has become my favorite dip. I used this as a dip for tortilla chips, this is a great cheese sauce too for nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and for many Mexican dishes (the list goes on). You can also adjust the heat on your liking just by adding your favorite chili pepper or crushed cayenne pepper. I like to turn the heat up sometimes so I add minced pickled jalapeno and it’s delicious still. This white cheese dip is best served hot, like out of the skillet hot, but if stored in the fridge, you can microwave it for 30 seconds increments until it becomes liquid before serving.

Ingredients

1 pound white American cheese, cubed
½ cup of milk, or as needed
1 tablespoon of butter or margarine
2 (4 ounces) cans of chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons of cumin
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of onion powder
cayenne pepper to taste

How to make Mexican Restaurant Style White Cheese (Queso) Dip

Step 1: In a medium saucepan, cook the milk and butter over low heat.

Step 2: Cook and stir frequently until the cheese has melted.

Step 3: Then, stir in the green chilies, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper to taste.

Step 4: Add in more milk if the mixture is too thick. And heat through.

Step 5: Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

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