Mexican Queso Dip

If you're looking for a traditional accent to Tex-Mex food, you can't go wrong with a bowl of ooey, gooey, cheesy, drippy Mexican queso dip. While you might think traditional Mexican queso dip requires several specific ingredients, you couldn't be further from the truth.

While Mexican queso dip is really just Mexican cheese deep, or "salsa de queso Mexicano", it uses several spices and seasonings to make it distinctly Mexican.

Ingredients for Mexican Queso Dip

  • ½ pound white American cheese
  • ¼ cup+ milk. Go with more if you want your Mexican queso dip to be thinner.
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • One 4 oz can of green chilis
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. Add the dairy ingredients to a sauce pan set to low.
  2. Stir frequently until the mixture has evenly melted.
  3. Add the other ingredients, being aware that a little cayenne goes a long way.
  4. Add additional milk at this point for a thinner dip.
  5. Serve your completed Mexican queso dip with whatever you desire.
Mexican Queso Dip

© Kevin Harber - Mexican Queso Dip

After you feel confident in your ability to complete this recipe, feel free to experiment a bit with seasonings and cheeses until you've got a Mexican queso (blanco) dip that feels distinctly your own.

One idea to give your Mexican queso dip a bit more color is to swap out the can of green chilis for a can of Rotel's mixture of tomatoes and green chilis. With any luck, you've figured out the recipe of this delicious condiment that the average person thinks can only be purchased at a restaurant or gained from some friendly Latino neighbors.