Creamy White Queso Recipe

This Creamy White Queso is a delightful cheese dip that’s perfect for any party or Mexican-themed dinner. Rich with creamy American cheese and infused with fresh jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes, this queso is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 – 1 jalapeño, minced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 lb shredded white American cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    • Add the chopped sweet onion and minced jalapeño to the pan. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the jalapeños are fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Make the Cheese Mixture:
    • Lower the heat to medium-low and add the shredded white American cheese to the pan. Stir in the milk gradually.
    • Allow the cheese to melt slowly, stirring frequently to avoid burning. If the mixture seems too thick, gradually add chicken broth until you achieve a creamy, smooth consistency.
  3. Add Final Ingredients:
    • Stir in the chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
    • Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously, until all ingredients are well combined and the queso is creamy and smooth.
  4. Serve:
    • Transfer the queso to a serving bowl and keep it warm, ideally with a small fondue set or in a slow cooker on the low setting.
    • Serve with tortilla chips, fresh vegetables, or over your favorite Mexican dishes like nachos or burritos.


  • Cheese Choice: White American cheese melts smoothly and is ideal for this dip. It’s commonly found at the deli counter in many supermarkets.
  • Adjusting Thickness: For a thinner queso, add more chicken broth. If you prefer it thicker, reduce the amount of liquid or let it simmer a bit longer.
  • Add-Ins: Feel free to add cooked chorizo, black beans, or green chiles to mix up the flavors.


Creamy White Queso is an easy and versatile dip that’s perfect for enhancing any gathering. Its combination of creamy cheese, piquant jalapeños, and fresh vegetables offers a delicious balance that complements a variety of dishes. Enjoy this delicious treat at your next family night or party!