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White Queso Dip
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5 from 3 votes

The Best White Queso Dip

Looking for a restaurant-quality cheese dip for tortilla chips? The Best White Queso Dip is just as good as it sounds! Melted cheese and cream with spices and peppers, perfectly hot and creamy and ready to enjoy in minutes. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: homemade queso, queso blanco
Servings: 8
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 pound American cheese (white, from the deli counter)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos (diced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  • Chop or tear each slice of cheese into four pieces and place the cheese into a large skillet. Add the half & half.
  • Heat the cheese and half & half in the skillet over low heat. Stir often until the cheese is melted.
  • Add the diced jalapeños to mixture along with 2 teaspoons of the juice from the jar.
  • Stir in the spices until well combined. Serve hot.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1076mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 627mg | Iron: 1mg