White Queso Dip

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Indulge in the creamy, velvety goodness of our homemade white queso dip—a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for gatherings, game nights, or simply satisfying your cravings. This luscious dip boasts a blend of smooth melted cheeses, tangy spices, and a touch of freshness that makes it irresistibly delicious. Get ready to dive into a bowl of cheesy goodness that will have your taste buds dancing with delight!

White Queso Dip, also known as queso blanco, is a beloved Tex-Mex and MexicanAmerican appetizer. This creamy, cheesy dip has become a staple in many American households and is a must-have at gatherings, parties, and game day celebrations. While it may seem like a modern creation, its roots trace back to traditional Mexican cheese dips and sauces.

Origins: Queso blanco is a variation of Mexican cheese dip, which typically features white cheese, such as queso fresco or asadero, melted with various flavorings like green chilies, tomatoes, and spices. The Americanized version often includes ingredients like white American cheese, cream cheese, and diced green chilies, creating a creamy, mild, and slightly spicy dip.

White Queso Dip

Our creamy white queso dip is the epitome of comfort food with a sophisticated twist. Crafted from a medley of premium cheeses, this velvety concoction achieves the perfect balance between indulgence and flavor. Whether you're dipping crispy tortilla chips, fresh vegetables, or even drizzling it over your favorite dishes, this dip will quickly become a star at any gathering.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 8 Calories: 204.68 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

  2. Add the flour to the melted butter and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes to create a roux.

  3. Slowly pour in the milk while whisking to prevent lumps from forming.

  4. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and is smooth.

  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the shredded cheeses, stirring until they're fully melted and incorporated.

  6. Stir in the diced green chilies, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  7. Cook the mixture for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  8. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the dip rest for 5 minutes to thicken.

  9. If desired, garnish with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 204.68kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.92g25%
Saturated Fat 8.95g45%
Cholesterol 47.27mg16%
Sodium 396.47mg17%
Potassium 77.22mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 5.8g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g1%
Sugars 1.48g
Protein 10.8g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Customize the heat: Adjust the spiciness by adding more or less diced green chilies or even a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Add vegetables: Enhance the texture and flavor by folding in sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or tomatoes.
  • Incorporate meats: For a heartier dip, mix in cooked and crumbled chorizo, ground beef, or diced cooked chicken.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve this creamy white queso dip with a variety of dippable options, such as tortilla chips, pretzel bites, carrot sticks, or celery. It's also fantastic drizzled over nachos, tacos, or even as a sauce for loaded baked potatoes.
Allergen Information:

It's essential to consider allergen information when preparing White Queso Dip, especially if you or your guests have dietary restrictions or allergies. Here are some allergen-related points to keep in mind:

  • Dairy Allergy: This recipe typically contains dairy in the form of cream cheese and white American cheese. If you or your guests have dairy allergies or sensitivities, consider using dairy-free alternatives like vegan cream cheese and dairy-free cheese.

  • Lactose Intolerance: Some individuals are lactose intolerant and may need to use lactose-free dairy products or dairy alternatives.

  • Gluten Allergy: While the core ingredients are gluten-free, it's essential to ensure that any chips or dippers served with the queso are gluten-free if you or your guests have gluten allergies.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

White Queso Dip pairs well with a variety of beverages that help balance its creamy richness and slight spiciness. Here are some drink pairing suggestions:

  • Margarita: The classic combination of chips, queso, and a tangy margarita is hard to beat. The acidity of the lime and the salt on the rim complement the flavors of the dip.

  • Mexican Lager: A light Mexican lager, such as a Corona or Modelo, offers a refreshing contrast to the richness of the queso and the spiciness of any jalapeños added.

  • Iced Tea: If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, iced tea, both sweet and unsweetened, is a suitable choice to balance the flavors.

Storage and Leftovers:

To ensure the freshness and safety of your White Queso Dip, follow these storage and leftovers guidelines:

  • Refrigeration: Any leftover queso should be promptly transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator. It's best to consume within 3-4 days.

  • Reheating: When reheating the dip, do so gradually over low heat to prevent the cheese from separating or becoming grainy. You may need to add a little extra liquid (e.g., milk or cream) to restore its creamy consistency.

  • Microwave: When reheating in the microwave, use short bursts of low power, stirring between each burst, until the dip is heated through.

Keywords: White Queso Dip, Cheese Dip, Creamy Dip, Appetizer, Game Day Snack, Party Food

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