Queso Blanco

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The best and easiest queso blanco recipe out there. This delicious dip is made in no time and will be the perfect addition at your next together served with tortilla chips and veggies.

Queso Blanco dip garnished with herbs and tomatoes in white bowl

Best Queso Blanco Dip

We love dip in our family and always have at least one or two at every party. One of our favorites is Hamburger Queso – it’s easy, cheesy and made in the slow cooker. Another favorite dip recipe of ours is Queso Blanco – a white cheese dip that is a great appetizer!

To be honest, we think Queso Blanco is pretty much one of the most addicting dip recipes you’ll ever try! The best part about this recipe is it takes about 3-5 minutes to make – great for when you need an easy recipe prepping for a party.

We love to serve this dip at get togethers with warm tortilla chips. It’s also great with any Mexican meal and would be delicious served on tacos, burritos and chimichangas.

A roux in pan for queso blanco dipYou will create a roux for this recipe, which is a combination of fat (butter or oil) and flour which acts as a thickening agent.

How to Make Queso Blanco

As we mentioned, this queso cheese is made in about 5 minutes. To make it, begin by melting the butter in a pot. Whisk in flour until bubbly (this is creating the roux which acts as a thickening agent once the milk is added).

Add whole milk and stir until well combined. Add the garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder. Finish by adding cheese and mixing until smooth.

Garnish with tomatoes and cilantro right before serving.

Queso blanco dip melting in pan

What to serve with queso blanco?

We love to use this recipe in many ways, but especially as a dip to serve with tortilla chips and veggies. We also like to use it on top of some of our favorite Mexican dishes, which include:

The warm, tasty cheese adds so much flavor to these dishes!

How to store Queso Blanco?

Leftovers of this dip can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat using the microwave and add any more milk if needed if the dip has thickened up.

Queso Blanco dip topped with tomatoes in white bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

You will LOVE this recipe! It is so amazing and will definitely be a crowd pleaser. But like I said… it’s addicting so BEWARE (and don’t say I didn’t warn you!) 😉

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Queso Blanco Recipe

5 from 13 votes

The best and easiest queso blanco recipe out there. This delicious dip is made in no time and will be the perfect addition at your next together served with tortilla chips and veggies.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 101 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan on low heat. Whisk in flour until bubbly.

  2. Add whole milk and stir until well combined. Add garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder.
  3. Add cheese and mix until smooth. Add cilantro and tomatoes right before serving and mix well.
  4. Serve warm.
The BEST and EASIEST Queso Blanco! This stuff is so addicting!

 

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. You have some great recipes on here….but I have one question how in the world do you find time to cook with (5) kids , or do you have a nanny and maid 🙂 ??

  2. I love the idea of a white cheese version of queso! This was amazing! It was very easy to make & gone in minutes. My family is already requesting it again!

  3. I remeMber before internet recipes were a thing i was asked to bring a cheese diP to a large function. I ended uP doing something With velveeta. Which worked, but I wish i had this recipe back then. Wow!!!