tortilla chip dipped in queso blanco dip in a white bowl

Queso Blanco

Queso Blanco, a recipe for a restaurant-style white queso dip without a lot of effort. This creamy, cheesy Queso Blanco is made on the stovetop (or in a CrockPot) with just 4 ingredients; white cheese, heavy cream, jalapeño and tomato! It is an authentic Mexican recipe you can make time and time again - chips certainly required!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cheese, cinco de mayo, dip, easy appetizer, easy recipe, fiesta, game day, queso blanco dip, sauce, white queso dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 158 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1/2 lb white American cheese cubed
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1/4 c tomato chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno chopped


  1. On the stovetop in a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt cheese and heavy cream until smooth. Or place in your mini CrockPot or slow cooker on LOW for 1-2 hours.

  2. Stir in tomato and jalapeno.

Recipe Notes

You can purchase white American cheese in the deli of your grocer or substitute with Velveeta.

Optional:  drain a can of Rotel and replace the fresh jalapeño and tomato.

Nutrition information is for one serving of the white queso blanco dip without tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts
Queso Blanco
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 480mg20%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 306mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.