Spicy Queso Blanco

Spicy Queso Blanco Recipe

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This recipe has been posted here for play in Culinary Quest - Tex Mex. Recipe found at website: midwestliving.com

This dip is runny right off the stove (great for drizzling over nachos or tacos), then thickens as it cools (perfect for dipping). It will eventually get very thick, so consider serving it in a slow cooker, set to warm.


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15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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    8 ounces white american cheese, cut into 1/2-inch pieces*
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    1 cup half-and-half or light cream
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    4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
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    1 4 - 4 1/2 - ounce can diced green chiles, drained
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    1/4 cup chopped jarred pickled jalapeno slices, plus 2 to 3 teaspoons of the juice

How to Make Spicy Queso Blanco


  1. In a small saucepan combine American cheese and half-and-half.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is smooth.
  3. Gradually whisk in the Monterey Jack cheese until smooth, then stir in the green chiles, jalapenos, and juice.
  4. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. The Queso will be thin at first, but thickens quickly as it cools.
  5. (To maintain a dipping consistency, reheat occasionally or serve in a small slow-cooker or fondue pot.)

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About Spicy Queso Blanco

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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