Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Restaurant Style Queso Blanco

Sticking with the Mexican theme! This queso is so delicious, just like what you would get in a restaurant and is simple to make. The key to the smooth, gooey cheese dip is white American cheese. I just used a pack of white American singles, torn into pieces, but you can also get it from your deli counter. Recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride.

1 Tbsp cooking oil (like vegetable or canola)
1/4 cup white onion, diced
1 large jalapeno or serrano, seeds and stem removed; diced
12 oz white American cheese, shredded
4 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (optional; don’t use pre-shredded)
1/4-2/3 cup cream, half-and-half, or whole milk
1 roma tomato, seeds removed and diced
1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped

Heat the oil in a saute pan. Cook the onion and pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low. Add the shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of the cream. Stir until mostly melted. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, and additional cream a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.

Serve with chips or fresh tortillas.

Linked to For the Love of Blogs Tasty Tuesday, Good Cheap Eats What's on Your Plate? and Mangoes and Chutney Fat Camp Friday.


anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

I can't tell you how good that looks right now!! I am starving. By the way, did you get the gift card in the mail? anne

Emily {Frilly Details} said... [Reply to comment]

This looks amazing! My hubby and I love ordering Queso Blanco, so I definitely need to try this recipe!

I am loving your blog! You have some amazing recipes and your photos are superb.

So glad you stopped by my blog. I'm your newest follower :)

Poekitten said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! It looks sooooooooo good:)

Kirby said... [Reply to comment]

Yu, I need a bowl of that and a whole bag of chips! :)

Danelle said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, how I love queso. And yours looks amazing!

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Love Queso Blanco and I always wanted to be able to make it at home, and now I can! I am also a bulldog momma. We have and English (Rosie)and a French (Rhett) one. Great blog, I will be back to check it out often.

Julie M. said... [Reply to comment]

You are so speaking my language with this cheese dip. I could probably eat the entire bowl myself without question.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Julie M. Oh, I could definitely eat the entire thing as a "meal"!

sclevenger said... [Reply to comment]

Um... yum! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Good Cheap Eats.

Shawnda said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you liked the queso! I could eat it every day for... yeah, every day :) Great blog you have going!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Ooohhh, cheesy and gooey. This sounds very tempting.

Desi said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! I will definitely be making this!

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