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Instant Pot Queso Blanco

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 548kcal
Make the most delicious queso blanco dip in minutes with this quick and easy Instant Pot recipe. This cheesy appetizer is loved by everyone, and is perfect for the entire family! Instant Pot White Queso is perfect for parties, game day, appetizer night, and more!
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  • 7 ounces chopped green chilis with the juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 16 ounces block white cheddar shredded
  • 8 ounce cream cheese cut into 10-12 cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½-1 cup heavy cream (the more you add the runnier it will be, add more depending on preference)


  • Add the green chilis, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to a 6 quart instant pot and stir to combine.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco
  • Pour the water in and spread everything out.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco
  • Add the cheddar cheese and cream cheese to the top but don’t mix it in.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco
  • Cover and seal the quick release valve on top and cook on manual for 1 minute. (It will take about 10 minutes before the heat builds up to start cooking.)
  • Use a wooden spoon to carefully push the quick release pressure valve on top of the pot and let the steam fully escape before removing the lid.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco
  • Add the butter then stir everything together gently but don’t stir all the way to the bottom since there will be some brown bits on the bottom.
  • Gradually stir in the heavy cream until it reaches your desired consistency.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco
  • Serve with tortilla chips, thinly sliced jalapeños and cilantro if desired.
    how to make instant pot queso blanco


  • This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This dip needs to be served a warm so that it's nice and dip-able. It can be kept warm in the Instant Pot, or refrigerated and reheated.
  • This Instant Pot queso blanco has a nice bit of slice to it. If you prefer it hotter, add in a little cayenne.


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 959mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1883IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 1mg