Easy Restaurant Style White Queso (QUESO BLANCO)

Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our favorite dip recipe, EVER. This easy queso recipe creates a creamy dip that tastes just like queso blanco at Mexican restaurants!

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

I feel like I’ve been searching for the perfect restaurant style white queso recipe my entire life. Why is it so hard to find?? All I want is ooey gooey amazing cheese and I want it in molten liquid form. For every meal. My dream is to master the perfect easy queso recipe, but for some reason, I’ve only been able to find that perfection at Mexican restaurants. Their secret recipes have alluded me for years. Well now we can all enjoy it at home.

Making restaurant style white queso is SUPER EASY and amazingly addicting…so you’ve been warned.

(If you’re looking for the perfect meal to go with this queso, check out these Chicken Tacos. The most popular recipe on The Cookie Rookie!)

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

I came about this recipe while doing some work for food.com. I knew immediately I was excited to make it, and make it my own. EASY QUESO RECIPE FOR THE WIN! I made a few tweaks…and then took a bath in all that cheese. JUST KIDDING…I ate it all. Sorry, it’s just SO good. Believe me, you’ll want to dive in to this Queso Blanco dip recipe!

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

Pat was beaming with pride, Dill and Scout were super jealous, and I was just fat and happy. I had finally found my white whale. I’d finally found my SUPER EASY Restaurant Style White Queso. This is the perfect time for a mic drop. Of all the queso recipes I’ve tried, this is a clear favorite.

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

I love everything I post on here, but this easy queso recipe is one I REALLY want to shout from the blog-tops. It’s the perfect consistency, the perfect flavor, and perfectly simple. My kind of recipe.

If you’re looking for an easy restaurant style white queso recipe, this is the ticket. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Easy Restaurant Style White Queso

This is our favorite Easy Queso Recipe!

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb good quality white american cheese (buy it sliced at the deli counter at your grocery store. Then chop into small squares), finely chopped
  • 4 ounces (1/4 pound) good quality fontina or mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons canned jalapenos, finely chopped (You can also use Green Chiles. I love Old El Paso SO MUCH for both types!)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (you could also use cumin if you prefer that taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional. some readers haven't liked this spice although some did, SEE NOTE) ***
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • chopped cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapenos for garnish

Instructions

  1. ***You can also make this in a CROCKPOT! See below for details***
  2. Heat 1/2 and 1/2 over medium/high heat in a small saucepan.
  3. Once simmering (bring to JUST before boil...when it starts bubbling up the sides it's ready), reduce heat to low.
  4. Immediately stir in the cheese in batches, starting with the white american cheese. As you stir in the cheese, increase heat to medium and whisk CONSTANTLY while the cheese melts. Once each batch is melted/creamy, add more. Don't stop stirring, you have to whisk the entire time while adding cheese.
  5. Once done with the white american, add in the shredded fontina or mozzarella. Again, which CONSTANTLY while the cheese melts, insuring you have a creamy blend. If you prefer the cheese a bit thicker, add a bit more of the mozzarella.
  6. Once all the cheese is melted, stir in the jalapenos, chili powder, nutmeg, red pepper, and salt and pepper. *** (see below)
  7. If you want the queso to be browned like in my pictures, pour the queso into a small nonstick skillet and place in the oven. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble and brown (optional)
  8. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, and more jalapenos if desired.
  9. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
  10. (Dip can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Microwave with a splash of half and half or milk to keep it creamy)
  11. *** Some readers haven't liked the extra spice from the cumin and nutmeg. Totally understandable as all tastes are different. We liked it, but I think add a smidgen at a time and make sure you like it before adding the full amount. If you prefer just the cheesy taste, leave them out completely! Thanks so much for the readers that have given me good feedback!! <3
  12. ***For making this in a slow cooker, start on high, adding the cheese and 1/2 and 1/2. Once melted, turn the setting to low and add in the spices and remaining ingredients. Stir often. Enjoy!***
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Calories
371 cal
Fat
25 g
Carbs
5 g
Protein
25 g


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Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
You are speaking my love language with this cheese dip!!
    Becky Hardin
    We must speak the same love language!!
      Danene Fries
      Hello Becky I am trying to find this recipe and maybe I am looking in the wrong place I was wondering if I can get it sent in a email or something please and TY
        Julie Taylor
        Would love to find it too😔
        Gail mahon
        I am also looking for recipe for easy white quest snd can't find it . Please help!!
          Claudette
          How can I get the Super Easy Restaurant Style White Queso Dip??? I would like to try. Thanks.
        Donna Takash
        It is on Food.com
    Illlookelsewhere
    I won't come back to your web site! SOOO MANY ADS! So slow. Too many pop ups. Guess you are all about the money.
      amy
      Would you go to work if they didn't give you a paycheck?
Megan Keno
Holy Cow! I live for the queso dip at Qdoba, and and I've never even thought about trying to make it at home but now I can! Thanks :)
[email protected] Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
I love a good queso dip so much!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
I'm literally salivating over here. I need this white queso in my life! Thanks for the recipe. PINNING!
    Becky Hardin
    Yay! Hope you love it :)
      Susie
      I tried this recipe for a baby shower today and it did not turn out :( the cheese never melted all the way. It never turned into a runny dip texture it was hard and clumpy. :( any idea what i may have done wrong?
        Becky Hardin
        I'm SO sorry to hear that Susie! I didn't have that issue at all, the cheese melted really quickly for me. Was it chopped or perhaps the half and half wasn't hot enough? I just hate that it didn't work for you, I'm so sorry!
        Jim
        I had the same problem, it's almost like the ingredients separated. It tastes ok but definitely is not creamy. I found some contradicting information online but I think the issue is that the cheese needs to added very very very slowly. I made a double batch and added the cheese in 4 different phases but that wasn't slow enough.
        Haley
        It probably needed either higher heat, or heat for a longer time. And don't forget to keep stirring. Best of luck for your next try💙
          Muchael
          Where can I find the recipe?
      Louise
      I would Love this recipe .
Judy
This is fantastic on burgers, messy but fantastic!! Also yummers as the cheese sauce in mac 'n cheese and great on fries, too!! Don't you just love a multi-purpose recipe!!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
This looks UNREAL! I would eat it all!!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
I could take a bath in this stuff. That looks utterly amazing.
Katerina @ Diethood
Love this delicious dip, Becky!!! That cheese!!
Tammy Bell
Burgers and fries would be soooo good! Thank you
Daniel Boatwright
I love this queso! I made one tweak though, I added 1lb of Jimmy Dean sausage. Awesome!
    Becky Hardin
    I was just telling my husband that I wanted to add sausage next time we made this. That sounds seriously perfect! Thanks for saying hi :)
      T
      Chorizo - not sausage - then you have Queso Fundido
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