The Very Best White Queso Dip Recipe

The easiest and BEST White Queso Dip recipe made without processed cheese! Super creamy, smooth and rich, this simple yet craveable party staple is absolutely fool-proof. A hint of spice will keep you coming back for more!

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My Newfound Love for Mexican Food

I’m going to fill you in on a little secret….I shared it here before but maybe you’re new and don’t know me very well.  Or maybe you’re one of my internet besties but the story was so long ago you may have forgotten.  OR maybe you’re just here for the recipes and you usually just scroll down to the bottom of the page whisking through all my witty banter because you have a houseful of kids that need to be fed.

Either way, here it is:  I used to hate Mexican food. All of it. And you know why…because I based my love/hate of Mexican food solely on one meal I had at Taco Bell.  Judge away, my friends. Judge. Away.

But it’s all cool because during my second pregnancy all I craved was Mexican food, so now I’m totally on the enchilada-loving band wagon complete with loaded nachos, margaritas and, of course, creamy Queso dip.

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I don’t know what has come over me because I’m usually not one of those people that totally counts down the days until Taco Tuesday or literally salivates the moment someone mentions Cinco de Mayo. But goodness, I have fallen hard in love with the creamy and spicy goodness of so many Mexican food dishes. So, it was my duty to add more cheesy goodness to the mix in the form of the BEST White Queso Dip recipe ever. Ever.

I can say that with the utmost confidence because this recipe didn’t come easy. I wanted one without using that shelf-stable processed cheese that is so common in many recipes, and I wasn’t a fan of the addition of American cheese. Therefore, I had to test this white queso recipe many, many, many, many times to get it right and absolutely fool-proof.

And that it is: fool-proof. The Very Best White Queso Dip recipe that’s so easy to make with no risk of the sauce breaking or becoming chalky (just an FYI…chalky cheese is never good). I added jalapeños to the mix to give it some spice and then topped it with sliced tomatoes so it wouldn’t get watered down with a full salsa.

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How to Make the Very BEST White Queso Dip

While this white queso dip has great depth of flavors, it is surprisingly simple and easy to make at home without any processed fake foods!

HERE ARE THE INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THE BEST WHITE QUESO DIP

  • Olive oil
  • White onion
  • Jalapeño – be sure to seed thoroughly!
  • Garlic
  • Milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Colby jack cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Salt

That’s it! The cream cheese helps to create that perfectly creamy texture you need in a good cheese dip, and the jalapeño adds just the right hint of heat. Not complicated, but oh-so craveable!

STEPS TO MAKE MY WHITE QUESO DIP

  1. Sauté diced onion with olive oil in a heavy skillet.
  2. Add the jalapeno and stir for a few minutes; next, add the garlic and continue to sauté.
  3. Stir in the milk and salt, and bring to a low simmer.
  4. Add cubed cream cheese, stirring until smooth.
  5. Lastly, stir in Colby jack cheese and continue to cook until smooth.
  6. Top with diced tomatoes and serve immediately with chips.

If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting than traditional creamy queso dip, you should definitely check out this Queso Fundido with Chorizo – it’s equally deliciously cheesy awesome!  And you’ve got to try my favorite Hot Crab Dip and this easy Spinach Artichoke Dip! And next week, we’ll be sure to wash them both down with an icy cold Margarita!

The Very Best White Queso Dip Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cheese, cheese dip, queso, queso dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Kellie

Creamy and amazing, this White Quest Dip is made with REAL CHEESE!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 8 ounces Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced

Instructions

  1. In a medium heavy bottom skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened.
  2. Stir in the jalapeño and cook until fragrant.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the kosher salt and milk. Cook until simmering, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Add the cream cheese and stir until smooth.
  5. Stir in the Colby jack cheese and stir. Cook until smooth and creamy.
  6. Top with the tomatoes and serve immediately with chips.

Recipe Notes

Once cooled this queso dip can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. 

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best White Queso Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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