White cheese dip is my favorite part of going to a mexican restaurant and when i came across this recipe from http://penniesonaplatter.com/ I was inspired to try this at home. You can find the original recipe at http://penniesonaplatter.com/2011/11/30/queso-blanco-dip-the-second-and-final-attempt/. Please check out the other great recipes at penniesonaplatter.com.
Queso Blanco Dip (White Cheese Dip), The Second and Final Attempt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 30 fluid ounces
- 1 1/4 lb block White American Cheese (Land O’Lakes brand preferred), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup diced green chiles
- 2 pickled jalapenos, chopped
- 1 ounce pickled jalapeno juice
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup cold water
- pinch of cumin (optional)
Toss all ingredients into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir after every minute. The mixture might seem watery during the first few stirs, but should come together as a nice runny dip after all the cheese is melted.
Serve immediately as a dip with tortilla chips or as a sauce over your favorite Mexican dish.
*Recipe Note: White American cheese is found at most deli counters in your local grocery store.
*Reheat Instructions: Store any leftover cheese dip in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy and hot.
Source: Adapted from Christine, Reader of Pennies on a Platter http://penniesonaplatter.com/2011/11/30/queso-blanco-dip-the-second-and-final-attempt/