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Queso Blanco Mexican White Cheese Dip on a wooden cutting board with chips, veggies, and chicken.
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Queso Blanco

Creamy and smooth white cheese with a kick of poblano, jalapeno, and bell peppers.  Perfect for chips or veggies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 193kcal


  • 12 oz. white American cheese
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red bell pepper stem and seeds removed
  • ½ poblano pepper stem and seeds removed
  • ½ jalapeno stem and seeds removed
  • ¼ purple onion
  • ¼ bunch cilantro minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne


  • Preheat frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Grill bell pepper, poblano pepper, jalapeño pepper, and onion until softened
  • Place in a high power blender and pulse until peppers are a small dice.
  • Place diced veggies and minced cilantro into a medium sized bowl.  Add salt, paprika, and cayenne.
  • Chop white American cheese and place into bowl. Pour milk in. Microwave until melted (about 3 minutes), stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Pour melted cheese over pepper mixture. Stir until well-combined. Serve in heated crock pot, or other warmer to keep warm.


White American Cheese can be purchased at the deli counter of your grocery store.


Serving: 4tablespoon | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 120mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 0.4mg