Wednesday, February 1, 2012

White Queso {Recipe}

This is a re-post from last year that I just had to share again. Now that Pinterest has come on the scene and has declared every recipe as the "Best Ever" I thought I would share with you the real "Best Ever White Queso."  No seriously, it is. I promise I'm not reaching for "pins" here, I just want you to eat the best queso this Super Bowl Sunday. I'm about to deliver you out of so-so queso and into the world of "take your finger and squeegee the bowl for every last drop" queso.

Your going to need fresh produce to make pico de gallo or you can purchase fresh pico from your grocery store.

If you purchase fresh pico you will still need lots of fresh cilantro and limes.

In the section of the scary processed cheese you will bypass the big yellow box and look for white american cheese. Our store doesn't sell it without jalapenos in it so if yours does that works just as well and the box may look different.

1 large box (2 lbs) of White American Cheese
1.5-2 cups of fresh pico
1 cup fresh cilantro (If you added lots of cilantro to your homemade pico then reduce this amount to 1/2 cup)
1 large lime (squeeze the juice and add some of the pulp)
1 chopped jalapeno
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle paste
1 tsp of extra hot sauce (use whatever you have available) I personally use Freebirds death sauce.
1/2 cup of cream or half and half
1-2 cloves of minced fresh garlic

Put it all together and heat until well mixed. You can also add some mexican cheese Queso Fresco if your feeling extra fancy. This stuff is AMAZING! I promise you won't disappoint if you show up to a party with this in tow.


  1. We love, love, love this stuff! I call it 'Got My Man Queso' and always tell people about your story. (Makes for a good conversation starter) It's the only queso allowed in our house!

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  2. Kris- Isn't that the truth! I'm happy to hear that you make it.

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  3. LOVE this stuff!! Last year when you posted this recipe I combined stuff from my recipe and this one and can never get enough of it....I have to treat it like a special treat or I could eat it every day! I like to add a little liquid smoke too..... if you're going to get dragon breath you might as well have it smokin'

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  4. Oh my this looks amazing! I will definitely be trying!!1

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  5. Delicious looking recipe! My family loves Mexican food and this looks it would be right up our alley! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This looks good! I can't wait to try it. Now, if I can only find some good tortilla chips!

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  8. What is Chipotle paste? I have never heard of it? Where do you find it? Also never seen that type of white block cheese? What grocers do you shop at?

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  9. Looks yummy and pretty! My Sister makes something similar to this. I will have to try it on tomorrow

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  10. looks amazing. question, ice never made or use that bowl to cook before so I'm not sure how to use it. I've seen it around but don't know when to use it so I didn't buy it. do you just put it over cooktop or in oven? help please? or can I make it with just a pot?

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