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Queso Dip. Creamy green chile queso blanco dip made with the perfect blend of cheeses, green chiles, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce. How to make the perfect homemade queso! #queso #cincodemayo #mexican #mexicanfood

Queso Dip

Queso Dip Creamy green chile queso blanco dip made with the perfect blend of cheeses, green chiles, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce. How to make the perfect homemade queso!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade queso, mexican queso, queso, queso dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • (1) 10-ounce can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies (drained)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Half-n-Half
  • 1/2 lb. High-Quality American Cheese* (such as Boar's Head from the deli)
  • 4 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese** (or Pepper or Monterey Jack)
  • (1) 4-ounce can Chopped Green Chiles

Garnish:

  • Cilantro, Hot Sauce, Cotija Cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet or pot over medium-low heat. Add butter and let melt. Drain the Rotel tomatoes and add to the skillet and saute for 1 minute. Sprinkle with salt.

  2. Add half-n-half. Add only 1/4 of the American cheese at a time, stirring well after each addition. Once the American cheese is added, add 1/4 of the sharp cheddar cheese at a time. Stir often until completely melted.

  3. Once the cheese is melted, stir in the green chiles. Cook for 5 minutes longer. The green chile flavor becomes stronger in time.

  4. Serve warm with cilantro, hot sauce, and cotija cheese on top.

Recipe Notes

*The Boar's Head American cheese comes in white or yellow. If you want a white queso dip, I suggest picking up the white American cheese and using a pepper jack or Monterey cheese.

**slice the cheese into small chunks for easier melting