The Only White Cheese Dip Recipe You'll Ever Need

white cheese dip recipe restaurant style queso

A great recipe for White Restaurant Style Cheese Dip is hard to find.

Friends and fellow white cheese dip connoisseurs, I have scoured the earth for the best recipe for white restaurant style cheese dip/queso. And I found it!

This recipe has become a weekly staple at my home. It pairs well with tortilla chips, tacos, and even ham and cheese sandwiches. The options are truly endless!

As I tried different recipes, cheeses, and combinations I saw cheese dips that were too chunky, not spicy enough, and too watery.

I realized that white american cheese is perfect for restaurant style cheese dip. It melts well and does not get chunky over time. The cream cheese pairs well to build a nice consistency. I used milk to thin out the cheese even more to get a thinner cheese dip. The green chiles also help thin out the dip and add a mild spicy flavor. To add more spice, I used jalapeños and ground cumin.

Read below to see the full recipe ingredients and instructions!

White cheese dip recipe ingredients

White Restaurant Style Cheese Dip Recipe


  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 12 ounces white american cheese / 1 pack of sliced white american cheese
  • 6 ounce can of green chiles
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of diced jalapeño peppers (optional if you want your cheese dip to be spicy)
  • Ground cumin to taste


  1. Heat a small pot to medium.
  2. In the pot, combine cream cheese, white american cheese, and green chiles. Stir until creamy.
  3. Slowly add milk. Stir until well combined and creamy.
  4. Add more milk for a thinner cheese dip as needed.
  5. Add diced jalapeño peppers and ground cumin. Stir until combined.
  6. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Please try out the recipe and let me know what you think! You can see more of my recipes during #RecipeTime on the Simple & Sentimental Instagram Stories every Sunday.

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