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Queso Blanco

I love queso blanco or cheese dip.  However, I hate that it normally contains that processed brick cheese.  I swear, that stuff is too similar to plastic to be good for you.  I thought I would see what I could come up with that didn’t use the plastic cheese wannabe.  This was actually my first try and it’s definitely a keeper.  No processed cheese and a delicious, creamy texture.  Even Mo liked it.  Enjoy.

 queso blanco via mini van dreams

Queso Blanco

A delicious queso blanco recipe without processed cheese! Super quick and simple.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes


  • 1 sweet onion diced finely
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 blocks 8 ounces each Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can diced chilies drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • In medium skillet, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat.
  • When onions are translucent, add garlic and chilies, continue sauteing for 5-6 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour and allow to sit for a few seconds.
  • Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, allow mixture to begin to boil, stirring continuously.
  • When mixture is just beginning to boil, add cheese chunks a few at a time while stirring.
  • Continue to cook cheese sauce over low heat, stirring constantly until cheese chunks have completely melted. Add salt and stir.
  • Serve hot, with tortilla chips.


Sauce will thicken as it cools. Reheat in microwave or in pan on stove, as needed. For parties, cheese dip can be kept warm in a crock pot on the warm or low setting.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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  1. Don Gibson says:

    ThIs queso dip was really good definitely looking forward to having it again.

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