Best Ever Easy White Queso Recipe

 White Queso, also known as Queso Blanco is one of the most popular appetizers in a Mexican restaurant. Don’t be intimidated by much-loved cheese dip. A trip to the deli counter, and you can rival any restaurant!

homemade white queso served with crispy chips

What does Queso Mean

Queso means cheese in Spanish, but cheese is not all you’re getting when you order this gooey, often spicy delight at a Tex-Mex restaurant. Queso is actually short for chile con queso which means chile with cheese in English. That’s where the spiciness comes in. Queso is a Mexican-inspired appetizer that’s meant for dipping, but this tasty concoction can also be spooned over nachos, tacos, fajitas, burritos, or grilled chicken.

Walk on the wild side with Queso Blanco

White queso is a popular alternative to yellow queso, but it is typically flavored with some onions and green chilies. It’s a zesty and creamy cheese dip that is easy to put together and is the perfect addition to any party menu. It’s creamy smooth, delightfully spicy and everyone will be totally addicted to scooping it up with a big pile of tortilla chips. Other great dipping options are triangles of flour tortillas or assorted veggies.

Make White Queso at home!

This homemade queso dip is perfect for parties, taco night, Cinco de Mayo, or any time when you’re looking for a quick and satisfying snack. Homemade queso is also one of the best parts of any game-day. It’s perfect for celebrating after a win, but it also gives you a pick-me-up after your team loses. White queso dip is best served up piping hot from the pan, but it can be reheated if needed. Simply microwave it in increments of 30 seconds or so until the dip becomes liquid and you’re ready to go.


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onions
  • 1 pound White American cheese
  • 4 ounces green chilies 1 can
  • 4 ounces heavy cream

Equipment Needed

  • Knife
  • Saucepan


  • Melt two teaspoons of butter in medium-sized frying pan. Add onions, cook until they become translucent.
  • Place the cheese and heavy cream together in a medium-sized pan and heat over low-medium heat until the cheese melts. 
  • After the cheese has melted, add green chilis and onions and stir well. 

Recipe Tips for the Cook

I suggest that you use heavy cream, the queso will reheat better than when using milk.  You can serve this in a fondue pot at a party to keep it warm. 


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 602mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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