Easy Queso Blanco Dip
What do Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip, Christmas tree ornaments, and Autumn all have in common? I’ll tell ya.
Last autumn I hosted a ladies-only Christmas Ornament Exchange Party, right at the end of November as we were headed into December.
As part of the party, each lady who came brought a Christmas Ornament to exchange and their favorite dip.
Since I’m a big lover of party food, appetizers, and dips, this was so much fun to host! We had so many different kinds of dips and they were all so delicious!
Two of the dips I made was my Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip and my Easy Spinach Dip both of these dips were so fast and easy to whip up – an important factor when you’ve got 100 million other things to get done before the party guests arrive!
Hosting a Cheese Dip Party
We had so much fun last year eating dip, drinking Peppermint Mocha Latte’s and exchanging ornaments that I plan to host another party this autumn.
With autumn party season in mind I know how stressful and overwhelming it can be to host a party and know that you will be expected to provide some fabulous food.
I created this Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip with the busy host in mind because with only two ingredients, you can whip this dip up in 10 minutes and I promise, your guests will absolutely love it!
Queso Blanco Cheese Dip and Salsa are the MVP’s in this game!
Velveeta Queso Blanco Cheese and On the Border Cantina style mild salsa are the two head honcho’s in this dipping game.
I love the unique taste of On the Border’s Cantina Style salsa, but you can use any salsa for this recipe, including my Blender Salsa which only takes minutes to make and is also delicious as a fast and easy salsa dip.
Can you really go wrong combining Velveeta Queso Blanco and salsa?! I mean, isn’t that a match made in heaven? I think so. 😉
The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip starts with Velveeta Queso Blanco
Let’s work with the cheese first, okay? I sliced the 16 ounce block of cheese in half and then began cutting the 8 ounces I was going to use into bite sized cubes.
You don’t have to cut the cheese into cubes if you’re heating this salsa on the stove top in a pan, but it will help the cheese to melt faster if you do.
I will never forget the first time I made Velveeta Cheese Dip, I still remember what a disaster it was!
After placing the entire block of Velveeta Cheese into the pan without dicing it up at all, I then added in the diced tomato with green chilies.
Needless to say, that cheese dip was about the lumpiest cheese dip you’ve ever seen and it took FOREVER to cook and melt! 😛 ha! I still giggle when I think about that today.
Easy Queso Blanco Dip Tip:
Once the cheese is cut into cubes, add in 1 cup of salsa.
At this point you can either combine these ingredients in a microwave safe bowl (for an ultra-fast Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip!) or put it in a small sauce pan on the stove.
If you’re making this Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip in the microwave, heat it at 30 second intervals.
While cooking this dip in the microwave, be sure to stop and stir it after each 30 seconds is up, until all of the cheese is melted and the salsa and cheese are stirred together and smooth.
Cooking Methods for Mexican Cheese Dip
If you’re heating your Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip on the stove top (my preferred method because I feel that it cooks more evenly), place the cheese and salsa in a small sauce pan and set the heat to medium/ medium high.
Begin stirring the Queso Blanco cheese and salsa together, and continue to stir as the dip heats through and the cheese starts to melt.
It’s really important to remember to continually stir this dip as it cooks – otherwise the cheese could burn and you would be left with a crusty, ugly, mess. 🙁
Tex Mex Queso Dip is fast and easy!
Once the queso is completely melted and the cheese and salsa are heated through, your dip should be completely smooth and blended, just like mine is here.
This should only take about 5 minutes at the most, possibly 3 minutes depending on how your stove cooks.
Be sure not to over cook or overheat your dip – you don’t want the cheese to curdle or burn!
Serving up the Restaurant Style Queso
Just like that, your Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip is finished and ready to serve!
Place your dip in a pretty, seasonal, party bowl, add any tortilla chips of your choice (even corn chips would be good with this dip!) and serve it up to your waiting guests!
With the fall and winter holiday’s rapidly approaching, this Tex Mex Queso would be so fun served up in a pumpkin bowl for Halloween or a Snowman bowl for Christmas.
If you’re a hard core sports fan, this Easy Cheese Dip is also the perfect appetizer for football season and tailgate parties!
Tex Mex Queso is the perfect dip for date night, game night, or parties!
Whether you’re hosting a party or you just need a fast and easy appetizer for a family game night, I can assure you this Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip will not dissappoint!
I often plan “date-night in” with my husband during the fall and winter and love to serve dips and a Charcuterie Board just for us.
Lastly, if you are hosting a dip party anytime this season, check out my Two Ingredient Nutella Fruit Dip which makes a fast and easy dessert dip!
It was fun making this Restaurant Style Queso Blanco with you!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my kitchen today and cooking with me.
It’s always a pleasure to have you all come visit me and I hope you will come back soon!
Happy end of Summer!
Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip
With only two ingredients, this Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip is fast, easy, and absolutely delicious!
- 1 cup Cantina Style On The Border salsa mild
- 8 oz Velveeta Queso Blanco cheese cubed
Cube the Queso Blanco cheese and place into a small sauce pan along with the cup of salsa.
Melt the cheese along with the salsa on medium heat, stirring continually.
Cook the dip until all cheese is melted, all ingredients are well blended, and the dip is heated through.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
For an extremely no-fuss recipe, place the cheese and salsa in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the cheese is melted and the dip is well mixed.
Shared at Full Plate Thursday
Also Shared at What’s for Dinner Sunday