Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Queso Blanco Dip (White Cheese Dip)
My sweet friend Sarah sent me this amazing queso recipe. If you haven't noticed, we eat a lot of Mexican food at our house, so we had this finished off in no time. It would be great to snack on this while watching a football game. You could also serve it as a sauce over your favorite Mexican dish.
The recipe calls for a block of white American cheese, but I couldn't find a block of it, so I ended up using individual slices of white American cheese, and that worked just fine; it probably melted faster than the cubes would have.
Feel free to cut the recipe in half depending on the size of your crowd.
Queso Blanco Dip
1 1/4 (1.25) lb block white American cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup diced green chiles
10 pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
1 oz picked jalapeno juice
2/3 cup 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 too liquid-y during the first few stirs, but it will come together nicely when all the cheese has melted.)
Serve immediately as a dip with tortilla chips.
Store leftovers in refrigerator. Reheat in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy and hot.