Easy Crockpot White Queso Dip Recipe (the BEST Cheese Dip)

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This Crockpot White Queso is so easy to make and tastes just like the white cheese dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Taco Tuesdays just got an upgrade!

Crockpot White Queso

Melt-in-your-mouth Crockpot White Queso Dip

Queso Blanco might be my husband’s favorite food. He would rather have a cheesy dip than any kind of dessert. So, I set out on a mission to create a Crock Pot Queso Dip that tastes just like the ones served at Mexican restaurants. This easy dip made with simple ingredients is husband-approved, and I think it will become your go-to side dish for taco night!

This Crockpot White Queso Dip is the perfect blend of creamy, cheesy goodness that you can’t just find anywhere, and the fact that it is so easy to make at home using a crockpot adds to its charm. It has swiftly become the centerpiece of game day gatherings, a star at taco nights, and the secret weapon for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

Mexican restaurants have long known the draw of good queso dip, but now, thanks to social media and platforms like TikTok, the secret’s out, and everyone is trying their hand at making it. There’s nothing quite like dipping a tortilla chip into that melted cheese and experiencing the flavors explode in your mouth. It’s a simple luxury, turned into a shared delight, making our meals and gatherings all the more special. 

Crockpot White Queso

Why you’ll love Crock Pot White Queso Dip:

  • Crockpot White Queso Dip’s popularity is rising due to its ease of preparation and delicious flavor.
  • It’s become a go-to for various social gatherings and is celebrated in Mexican restaurants. 
  • Social media platforms like TikTok have played a significant role in amplifying its reach and appeal. 
Crockpot White Queso Ingredients

Gather Your Crockpot White Queso Ingredients

  • 8 oz of cream cheese – For that rich, creamy base we all love. 
  • 16 oz of White American cheese and a dash of pepper jack cheese – These are the heroes for the perfect meltability and flavor. I recommend picking up real cheese (no processed cheese products) at your local grocery store’s deli counter for the best quality!
  • 4 ounces of green chiles – For that authentic Tex-Mex cuisine touch. It’s the perfect balance of flavor without overwhelming the cheese. 
  • 1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter & a splash of milk – These add to the creamy texture, making the cheese sauce smooth as silk. You can also use evaporated milk in this recipe.
  • A pinch of ground cumin and minced jalapeños – To taste. These simple ingredients bring in the warmth and a slight kick, making the dip a delightful surprise. 

How to Make the BEST White Cheese Dip

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of making a delicious dip, especially when it’s as easy and rewarding as this Crockpot White Queso Dip. With just a few simple steps and some patience, you’ll have a cheesy, creamy dip that’s sure to become your new favorite. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Layer cheeses and spices in the crockpot: Begin by adding your blocks of white American cheese and pepper jack cheese, diced green chiles, and seasonings into the crockpot. For the best results, cut the cheese into small pieces for better melting. 
  2. Add liquids: Pour in the whole milk and add the block of cream cheese. If you prefer a thinner consistency, another splash of milk can adjust it to your liking. 
  3. Cook on low: Set your crockpot to the low setting. This is crucial to prevent the cheese from burning and to achieve that perfectly creamy texture we all love in a good queso dip. 
  4. Stir occasionally: Every now and then, give your queso a gentle stir to ensure all the ingredients melt together smoothly. 
  5. Enjoy with your favorite dippers: Once the cheese is fully melted and the dip is heated through, it’s ready to serve. Set your crockpot to the warm setting to keep it at the perfect serving temperature. Grab your tortilla chips, and dive into this mouthwatering crockpot white queso dip. 
Crockpot White Queso

Customizing Your Crockpot Queso Dip

  • Experiment with different cheeses: Instead of sticking to only white American cheese, why not try mixing in some pepper jack cheese for a spicy kick or substituting part of the American cheese with Monterey jack cheese for a smoother melt? Enjoy trying all kinds of cheese. The best part is discovering your new favorite blend of cheese. 
  • Spice it up with green chiles or jalapeños: The inclusion of diced green chiles adds a mild heat and depth, while minced jalapeños can turn the heat up a notch. It’s a simple way to adjust the flavor profile to match everyone’s preference. 
  • Add a splash of milk for creaminess: Sometimes, the queso might thicken more than you like. Adding a little milk while it’s warm can bring back that creamy texture we all love in a good queso dip. 
  • Incorporate proteins or beans: For a heartier version, consider stirring in cooked ground beef, taco meat, or black beans. This transforms the queso from a simple dip to a more substantial appetizer or meal component. 
Crockpot White Queso

Storing and Reheating Your Dip

After enjoying your Crockpot White Queso Dip, storing the leftovers properly is key to savoring it again. I always transfer any leftover queso into an airtight container, which ensures it stays fresh in the refrigerator. Typically, it will last for about 3-4 days, making it a delicious treat to look forward to. 

When it comes time to reheat, I’ve found that adding a little milk helps in bringing back that creamy texture we all love. Just a splash should do the trick – heat it on low, stirring occasionally, until it’s perfectly warm and inviting once more. 

You can also reheat this white cheese dip in the microwave. Heat in 30-second intervals, stir, and repeat until heated through. It’s truly the simplest way to ensure your queso dip remains a crowd-pleaser, even in the second round!

What to serve with Crockpot White Queso Dip

Deciding what to serve with my Crockpot White Queso Dip is not really up for discussion in our house. My husband’s favorite way to enjoy cheese dip is with tortilla chips. They really are the perfect crunchy companion to the creamy dip. But there are several different ways to serve Crock Pot Cheese Dip; transforming a simple game day or Taco Tuesday into a feast is all about variety. 

  • Pretzel sticks go very well with cheese and offer a crunchy alternative.
  • platter of fresh vegetables, like bell peppers and cucumbers, can add a refreshing crunch and a healthy balance. 
  • For those who love a hearty touch, mini taquitos or quesadillas make for irresistible dippers, ensuring there’s something for everyone. 
Crockpot White Queso

Create a Taco Bar

And then, there’s the ultimate celebration – Cinco de Mayo. Here, my Crockpot White Queso Dip truly shines as the centerpiece, surrounded by a spread of Mexican favorites. I like to serve a buffet-style spread including seasoned taco meat, Adobo chicken, flour tortillas, taco shells, corn salsa, cilantro lime rice, sour cream, guacamole, lime wedges, a variety of shredded cheeses, and some chopped cilantro. Everyone can create their new favorite taco or rice bowl. 

The best way to enjoy this dip is with friends and family, sharing laughs and good times. The simplicity of its preparation, paired with the joy it brings to any table, makes it the perfect addition to your celebration, regardless of the occasion. 

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Easy Crockpot White Queso Dip Recipe (the BEST Cheese Dip)

Melisha Kreppein
This Crockpot White Queso is so easy to make and tastes just like the white cheese dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Taco Tuesdays just got an upgrade!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz white American cheese not processed cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz diced green chiles
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp minced jalapeño peppers
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped, optional
  • 2-4 oz pepperjack cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Begin by adding your blocks of white American cheese and pepper jack cheese, diced green chiles, and seasonings into the crockpot. For the best results, cut the cheese into small pieces for better melting. 
  • Pour in the whole milk and add the block of cream cheese. If you prefer a thinner consistency, another splash of milk can adjust it to your liking. 
  • Set your crockpot to the low setting. Cook for 1 hour, stirring a few times during the cooking process.
  • Enjoy with your favorite dippers like tortilla chips, pretzel sticks, bell peppers, cucumbers, mini taquitos or quesadillas.

Notes

Customize Your Crockpot Queso Dip

  • Experiment with different cheeses: Mix in some pepper jack cheese for a spicy kick or substitute part of the American cheese with Monterey jack cheese for a smoother melt.
  • Spice it up with green chiles or jalapeños: The inclusion of diced green chiles adds a mild heat and depth, while minced jalapeños can turn the heat up a notch. It’s a simple way to adjust the flavor profile to match everyone’s preference. 
  • Add a splash of milk for creaminess: Sometimes, the queso might thicken more than you like. Adding a little milk while it’s warm can bring back that creamy texture we all love in a good queso dip. 
  • Incorporate proteins or beans: Consider stirring in cooked ground beef, taco meat, or black beans. This transforms the queso from a simple dip to a more substantial appetizer or meal component. 

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 7.1gProtein: 13.9gFat: 25.4gSaturated Fat: 15.9gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 725mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 327mgIron: 1mg
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