Skillet Queso Blanco

Skillet Queso Blanco is rich, creamy, and so easy to make. This cheese sauce is loaded with chiles and jalapenos for a rich, creamy, dip packed with a kick of heat that everyone always loves.

Skillet Queso Blanco in a skillet with the name in text

If you love queso blanco, then this is the recipe for you. It’s incredibly easy, made in one skillet, and only uses a handful of ingredients. It’s rich and delicious and takes practically no time to make. If that’s not a winner, we don’t know what is.

bowl of skillet queso blano in a bowl with a spoon

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe is so delicious and it’s simple to make. It tastes just like the dip at your favorite mexican restaurants without having to leave the comfort of your house.

  • It’s a rich, creamy, classic cheese dip we all know and love.
  • It only takes a few simple ingredients to make.
  • It’s made in one skillet so cleanup is a breeze.
  • It’s absolutely delicious and has just the right amount of heat.
  • This homemade queso dip is perfect for your next super bowl party.


To make this easy queso dip recipe you only need a few ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store.

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  • Chopped White American cheese
  • Canned green chiles (with some liquid)
  • Diced pickled jalapenos (with some liquid)
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream
cheese, peppers, chilies, and heavy cream in a skillet

🔪 How to Make Skillet Queso Blanco

Remember when we said this recipe was easy? Get ready because it takes one step. That’s it!

Step 1: Make the Queso

Combine all ingredients in a medium skillet or saucepan. Then, heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted. Mix well and serve warm with chips.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Different Cheese – Try combining your American cheese with classic Mexican cheeses like Oaxaca, Cotija, Chihuahua, or Manchego.
  • Meaty Queso – Add cooked ground beef or chorizo to this dip for something a little different.

Check out our other Mexican-inspired cheese dip here. It’s delicious!

spoon with queso being poured off it

🥄 Equipment

You won’t need much of anything to make this simple skillet queso blanco dip.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large Skillet or saucepan

🥫 Storage

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

💭 Tips

This easy white queso recipe is so simple that we don’t have many tips for you. It’s almost completely foolproof. In fact, we only have two tips.

  • Be sure you use medium-low heat. Be patient. You don’t want to burn this dip.
  • This dip needs to be refrigerated at all times. Don’t leave it out for hours at a party.
  • You can keep this dip on low in a slow cooker to keep it warm for game day.
  • Not a fan of spice? Leave the chilies and jalapenos out of this melted cheese recipe.
  • If you want to make this Mexican dip even spicer use half white American cheese and half pepper jack.
  • Serve this creamy dip with warm tortilla chips for the best results.
  • Garnish well fresh pico de gallo or fresh cilantro for added color.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this cheesy goodness recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this easy queso blanco recipe.

How long will homemade cheese dip last?

It will last for about 4 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze homemade cheese dip?

No. Dips like these don’t freeze well. In fact, they’re quite gross when defrosted.

What is queso blanco?

Queso blanco translates literally to “white cheese”. It can mean either a white cheese dip or the actual variety of white Mexican cheese.

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🧾Skillet Queso Blanco

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Skillet Queso Blanco Dip

This skillet queso blanco is creamy, cheesy, and has just the right amount of heat. It's also ridiculously easy to make!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 109kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large Skillet or saucepan


  • 8 ounces white American cheese chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chiles with some liquid
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapenos with some liquid, diced
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium skillet or saucepan.
  • Then, heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted.
  • Mix well and serve warm with chips.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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