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Spicy Queso Blanco

Spicy Queso Blanco

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  • Makes: 13 servings
  • Yield: 3 1/4 cups
  • Hands On 15 mins
  • Total Time 25 mins

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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.


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


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


  • Look for white American cheese at the deli counter.

Nutrition Facts

(Spicy Queso Blanco)

Servings Per Recipe 13, pro. (g) 6, calcium (mg) 269, sugar (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 34, Fat, total (g) 8, vit. C (mg) 3, cal. (kcal) 116, vit. A (IU) 269, iron (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 28, Thiamin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 3, sat. fat (g) 5, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Folate (µg) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, fiber (g) 0, sodium (mg) 343, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

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