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Outrageous Mexican Queso Dip

Queso Dip - Easy Mexican cheese dip. This Queso Dip tastes incredible and is so easy to make. We serve it over Mexican dishes and as a dip.

The most incredible Mexican Queso Dip. An authentic homemade version that uses real Mexican white melting cheese with other tradition flavors. Top onto your favorite Mexican dishes or serve as an appetizer.

Mexican white cheese sauce is easy to make. It takes just 15 minutes and uses just a few ingredients. One of the biggest questions I get about making Queso Dip is what type of cheese to use. Throughout this post, I talk about the variety of Mexican cheeses found throughout grocery stores that can be used to make an authentic homemade queso blanco every time.

Outrageous Mexican Queso Dip made with real Mexican white melting cheese and other traditional flavors.

How to Serve Queso Dip

Homemade Queso Dip is the quintessential Mexican side dish to serve on top of tacos, burrito bowls, tamales, taquitos, enchiladas, and to smother over other classic Mexican dishes. I make my own tacos bowls with ground beef, Mexican rice, beans, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, pickled jalapenos, and top it all with queso dip. Next, I use salt-free tortilla chips to dip into the taco bowl and eat it all together! It’s pure bliss and it’s something I make frequently. Get ready because I’ll be sharing my homemade burrito bowl recipe next with an Instant Pot Taco Bowl recipe.

White Asadero Mexican Cheese Dip also doubles down as the perfect appetizer to serve for Game Day. I love to serve this cheesy dip with guacamole, salsa, and 7-layer taco dip. The combination of Mexican dips on a platter is commodity throughout the year.

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Queso Dip Ingredients that use Asadero Mexican Cheese, jalapenos, green chiles, milk, and cilantro.

Mexican Cheeses for Queso Dip

Authentic Mexican Queso Dip is made with real Mexican cheese. Although there are a few varieties of cheeses that can be used to make Queso Dip, I use Asadero Cheese. This cheese comes packaged in a round circle. Asadero Cheese is an excellent melting cheese with a creamy-smooth, velvety texture. It’s also the cheese that authentic Mexican restaurants use to make their dip. Cacique brand cheese carries a lot of Mexican cheese varieties and I can usually find them by the specialty cheeses.

In case you can’t get your hands on this type of cheese, Cacique does carry shredded queso quesadilla cheese right where you’d find other shredded cheese brands. I have used queso quesadilla cheese for queso dip and it’s pretty delicious as well. Besides Asadero Cheese and Queso Quesadilla Cheese, Oaxaca Cheese, and Queso Fresco Cheese are both other options of Mexican cheese that work for this queso dip recipe. Take a look at Cacique brand packaging before heading to the store. Queso Blanco (white cheese) never uses processed American cheese.

Shop around at a few local grocery stores while you’re out getting groceries next time to see if any of them carry Cacique brand Mexican cheeses. I use this strategy while grocery shopping and I keep a mental note as to where I found something that I’d like to use in the future.

Authentic Mexican Queso Dip

Queso Blanco takes just a few minutes to make. I melt 10 ounces of cheese and milk on low heat over the stove top. Any hotter and the dairy may foam and create a crust that sticks to the sides of the saucepan. I always try to avoid this as I dislike the texture of the crust in my dip.

Authentic Queso Dip is easy to make. Cicique Asadero Cheese works because it’s the perfect Mexican melting cheese with a mild flavor. Heating the cheese with half & half on the stove top allows the cheese to become soft and melt. I like to add chopped green chiles, diced tomatoes, and cilantro to the Queso Dip to develop those Mexican flavors even more.

Mexican Queso Dip

The most incredible Mexican Queso Dip. An authentic homemade version that uses real Mexican white melting cheese with other traditional flavors. Top onto your favorite Mexican dishes or serve as an appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cheese, Mexican, Queso Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 189kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Asadero Cheese
  • 3/4 cup half & half (or milk)
  • 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles canned works just fine
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapenos
  • 2 vine-ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • tortilla chips, to serve optional

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, break up Asadero Mexican Cheese and place in skillet. 
    Stir in 3/4 cup milk until cheese sauce is melted and smooth.
    Stir in chopped green chiles, chopped jalapenos, diced tomatoes, and cilantro.
    Pour into serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips or serve over your favorite Mexican dishes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 145mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9.8% | Vitamin C: 18.5% | Calcium: 5.9% | Iron: 1.9%

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