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White Queso Cheese Dip

The Best White Queso Dip

If you are looking for a rich and flavorful party dip, you need to try this white queso dip recipe! This cheese-based dip is rich, creamy, and full of bright and spicy flavors. It is easy to make and can be served immediately or saved for later if you want to make it ahead of time. I love to make it for game day too! 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people


  • large sauce pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife for chopping
  • Vegetable holder (optional)


  • 2 lbs. white queso cheese block, cubed
  • 1 ½ cup fresh made salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Tortilla chips


  • Cube the queso cheese into 1-inch cubes.
  • Chop the cilantro and jalapeño.
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a large sauce pan and heat over medium heat until fully combined.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips. Optional: add some sour cream and slices of avocado to the side.


  • I use the Velveeta brand "queso blanco" cheese block for this recipe. You'll find it with all the other Velveeta cheese. 
  • For the freshly made salsa, I get it from the deli section at my grocery store, instead of making my own. 
  • I use a vegetable holder (like this one) to hold the jalapeño while I cut it. That way I don't get pepper on my hands and risk rubbing it in my eyes later. 
Keyword appetizer, cheese, dip