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BEST EVER White Queso Dip

This white Queso recipe is a creamy, flavorful snack or appetizer that will be the hit of any crowd! Forget using Velveeta, this from scratch version is restaurant quality!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 3/4 lb white American cheese, chopped into small squares *I buy from behind the deli counter
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tbsp canned jalapenos
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro, tomatoes, jalapenos


  • Heat half and half over medium heat in small saucepan. *I use a small cast iron pan and it works GREAT!
  • Reduce heat to low once simmering, not quite boiling.
  • Stir in the cheeses starting with the white American first. Increase heat to medium and continuously whisk cheeses until completely melted.  
  • Once all the cheese is melted, add in the jalapenos, chili powder, red pepper, salt, and pepper.
  • Top with garnishes of choice and serve with tortilla chips!
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