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Homemade Queso Dip

With my homemade queso dip recipe, you no longer have to leave the comfort of your home to get good queso dip.

This recipe taste just like the queso dip you get at good Mexican restaurants!

My favorite part of eating at a Mexican restaurant is always the queso dip.

However eating out for my family is very rare.

We tend to eat at home most of the time just because it can get expensive for a family of four.

So I always figured that queso dip was something I could only enjoy like twice a year.

homemade queso dip

Thankfully my husband who used to work in Mexican restaurants was able to let me in on what kind of cheese they use in the queso dips.

Don’t you always feel like its some kind of big secret as to what exactly this cheesy goodness is made of?

I know it’s cheese but I feel like nobody ever seems to want to say what kind of cheese exactly.

This recipe uses white american cheese and it is seriously delicious and addicting.

It WILL be hard to stop eating it.

This queso dip is just as good if not better than what you get at restaurants.

You can find white american cheese at the deli in your supermarket.

With a little added milk this dip will reheat just fine the next day.

This recipe does make a lot so feel free to halve it, it will still turn out great.

Also let me know what you thought of it in the comments below

homemade queso dip
3.86 from 28 votes

Queso Dip

 You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get good queso dip. Now you can make it at home!

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword queso dip recipe, queso recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 490 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 lbs white American cheese
  • 1 4 oz can of diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • a pinch of onion powder


  1. cut cheese slices into cubes and place in microwaveable bowl
  2. heat cheese in microwave for about 3 minutes. stirring every minute.
  3. dump the diced jalapenos in a blender and blend for about 10 seconds
  4. add the now blended jalapenos, milk, cumin, salt, and onion powder to the partially melted cheese.
  5. stir everything together until well incorporated.
  6. Continue to heat in microwave until fully melted, stirring every minute. About 4 more minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Queso Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 870mg38%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1400IU28%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 874mg87%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Thank you for the recipe. I very good.


Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Thank you Debbie!


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Tastes remarkably similar to the restaurant white queso. Absolutely delicious and a life saver!! As someone who lives nowhere near Mexican restaurants (or even target) this recipe is a life saver!! Thank you so much for this amazingly tasty and delicious recipe! :)

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