Easy White Queso Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This EASY WHITE QUESO RECIPE (EASY QUESO BLANCO) is our favorite white queso dip recipe, EVER. This easy white cheese dip recipe creates a creamy dip that tastes just like the queso at your favorite Mexican Restaurant. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make queso on the stove…this recipe is for you! No velveeta, just real quality cheese and ingredients melted together and ready to dip.
- 12 ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3/4 lb white american cheese buy it sliced at the deli counter at your grocery store. Then chop into small squares, finely chopped
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoons canned jalapenos chopped, or chopped green chiles
- 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
Heat evaporated milk over medium/high heat in a small saucepan. Stir in the cornstarch and whisk to combine.
Once simmering (bring to JUST before boil...when it starts bubbling up the sides it's ready), reduce heat to low immediately.
Immediately stir in the cheese in batches, starting with the white american cheese. As you stir in the cheese, increase heat to medium/low 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.
Once done with the white American, add in the shredded fontina or mozzarella. Again, whisk 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.
Once all the cheese is melted, stir in the jalapenos, chili powder, nutmeg, red pepper, and salt and pepper. *** (see note)
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)
Top with cilantro, tomatoes, and more jalapenos if desired.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
(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)
*** 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
***For making this in a slow cooker, start on high, adding the cheese and evaporated milk. Once melted, turn the setting to low and add in the spices and remaining ingredients. Stir often. Enjoy!***
Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 205mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 627mg | Iron: 0.5mg