Applebee's Spicy Queso Blanco

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

The last time I was at Applebee's I tried their queso blanco and I loved it. It was cheesy, spicy, and perfect for
dipping chips in. I knew it couldn't be that hard to recreate this dish at home. Serve this this creamy white spicy queso at your next party and it's guaranteed to be a hit.


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Serves:

Makes 2 Cups

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
refined coconut oil (or other neutral oil)
1 small
white onion, divided
1 medium
roasted poblano pepper, seeded, deveined, and minced
1/2 c
heavy cream
8 oz
monterey jack cheese, cut into chunks
4 oz
white cheddar cheese, cut into chunks
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh chopped cilantro, divided
1 large
roma tomato, deseeded and diced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut onion in half and mince one half. Set aside.
2
Warm oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
3
Add 2/3 of minced poblano and grate 1/2 onion into pan.
4
Stir to coat and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.
5
Add cream and bring to a bubble.
6
Add cheese a little at a time, stir until cheese is melted.
7
Stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro.
8
To create a simple pico de gallo:
Combine chopped onion, tomato, 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, and remaining poblano in a bowl.
9
Pour queso blanco into a medium size serving bowl (2 1/2 cup or larger). Top with pico de gallo. Serve with warm tortilla chips.