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Velveeta Queso Blanco

Creamy, tangy, hot and oh so wonderful! That’s the kind of Velveeta Queso Blanco you’ll learn to make in this post! Come on, I’ll show you how, it couldn’t be easier! 

white bowl of velveeta queso blanco with chip

 

Why This Recipe Works

  • Two Simple Ingredients
  • Make it on the stove, in the crockpot, slow cooker or in the microwave!
  • Can be ready in minutes! 

Here’s How You Do It

STEP 1. Cut the cheese into 1 inch or smaller cubes. 

box of velveeta queso blanco, knife, rotel can, block of cheese cut into cubes

STEP 2. Add a can of Rotel Tomatoes and Chilis (I used the fire roasted type for this recipe, but any of the heat levels will work). 

 

STEP 3. Heat over low heat until the cheese is melted and you are able to completely mix in the Rotel (or heat in crockpot as shown here) Serve Hot! 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Is Queso Blanco? 

The name Queso Blanco literally means White Cheese. It is a completely melted cheese that is often served as a dip or as a topping in American Mexican Restaurants and is one of the key components of the ACP (Arroz Con Pollo) that is adored in the American South. 

Where Do I Find the Velveeta Queso Blanco? 

It will be at your grocery store where the regular Velveeta is kept. It comes in a smaller 16 oz package. 

What If I Just Want Mine PLAIN? 

Follow the directions below, but do not add the Rotel dip. Simply melt the packaged queso blanco for a plain cheesy dip. 

Can I Use Something Besides Velveeta?

You can use any of the available Queso Blancos, however, the texture may be slightly different. Plus, I’ve found that the other brands are much more expensive. 

How Can I Thin My Queso Blanco Dip? 

You can thin this dip by heating it gently on the stovetop over low heat and add 2 Tbs of milk. If this isn’t thin enough, simply add a small amount more and repeat until it is as thin as you prefer. 

Can I Use a Different Type of Rotel? 

Sure! You Can Use any of the heat levels or the fire roasted. We particularly enjoy the fire roasted. It gives it a slightly smoky flavor. 

Can I Freeze My Dip? 

You CAN freeze it, however, it’s just as easy to make what you need when you need it rather than going to the trouble of freezing it.

How Long Will It Last? 

This white queso dip will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Do not leave it out of the fridge for longer than 2 hours. No worries, it will be slurped down in no time at all! 

Typically, people are scraping the bowl with their fingers and then licking their fingers. 

What Can I Serve with Queso Blanco? 

This dish is terrific with nearly any meat, but especially a more dry and lean cut like

  • Pork Loin or Chicken Breasts
  • Also terrific over rice!
  • Let’s not forget how good this is with tortilla chips! 

How To Make Queso Blanco In a Microwave

  • Follow the instructions through step 1 below and place into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, then repeat in 1 minute intervals until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes and chilis are well incorporated. 

How To Make Velveeta Queso Blanco in the Crockpot

  • See the Recipe below and follow through step 1.
  • Put the lid on the crockpot and set it on low.
  • After 2 hours, stir well, replace lid and allow to heat until the cheese is melted completely through. 

bowl of cheese dip and peppers on blue towel

Tips and Tricks

  • Initially, you will think that there is too much liquid in the Rotel for the dip, but it will mix in and be fine. 
  • You can increase the heat by using the hotter Rotel tomatoes and chilis. 
  • Stir frequently when preparing on the stovetop, it will want to stick to the bottom of the pan. 
  • This dish is a perfect party dish! Everyone gathers around the cheese bowl! 
  • You can really add a bang to this dish by adding some meat like ground beef or sausage.
  • Chopped green onions give a fresh flavor and a lovely color as well. 
  • The scoop type chips work great with this dip but encourage guests to dip a LOT each time! You’ll want to make a double batch (at least) if offering scoop chips. 
  • Serve this as a topping for a potato bar or with pasta or rice! 
  • If you need to thin this down at all, add 2 tbs of milk initially and stir well till incorporated, increase by the 1 tbs until it is as thin as you like. Remember that as it cools, it will thicken. 
  • Velveeta Is made by Kraft Foods

If You Enjoy This Recipe from Loaves and Dishes, You Might Also Enjoy….

  1. Chori Queso
  2. Cheeseburger Dip
  3. Corn Dip
  4. Hot Bacon
  5. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip

white bowl with tortilla chips and blue towel

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white bowl of velveeta queso blanco with chip

Velveeta Queso Blanco

Creamy, tangy, hot and oh so wonderful! That’s the kind of Velveeta Queso Blanco you’ll learn to make in this post! Come on, I’ll show you how, it couldn’t be easier! 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: queso blanco, velveeta Queso Blanco
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Velveeta Queso Blanco
  • 15.5 oz Fireroasted Rotel Tomatoes and Chilis

Instructions

  • Cut the cheese into 1 inch or smaller cubes and place into the saucepan. Pour the Rotel over the top.
  • Place onto medium low heat on the stovetop and stir frequently.
  • Serve when the cheese is completely melted and the tomatoes and chilis are incorporated.

Notes

  • Initially, you will think that there is too much liquid in the Rotel for the dip, but it will mix in and be fine.
  • You can increase the heat by using the hotter Rotel tomatoes and chilis.
  • Stir frequently when preparing on the stovetop, it will want to stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • This dish is a perfect party dish! Everyone gathers around the cheese bowl!
  • You can really add a bang to this dish by adding some meat like ground beef or sausage.
  • Chopped green onions give a fresh flavor and a lovely color as well.
  • The scoop type chips work great with this dip but encourage guests to dip a LOT each time! You’ll want to make a double batch (at least) if offering scoop chips.
  • Serve this as a topping for a potato bar or with pasta or rice!
  • If you need to thin this down at all, add 2 tbs of milk initially and stir well till incorporated, increase by the 1 tbs until it is as thin as you like. Remember that as it cools, it will thicken.
  • See the instructions above the recipe card for microwave and crockpot instructions
PRO TIP: For added zip, you can add an extra 4 oz can of chopped green chilis. This will add both heat and flavor.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Velveeta Queso Blanco
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 476mg20%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 305mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Gina Jefferies

Thursday 19th of March 2020

This dip is amazing and super easy. I am going to make it tonight and add leftover taco meat. Thanks, Wendi Jo! xoxo

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Thanks Gina!!! I bet it will be GREAT with Taco Meat!

Lynn

Saturday 14th of March 2020

I recently had this yummy dip at a girls’ weekend. It was almost as warm and delicious as the friendships we enjoyed, and best of all because it was so simple to make, we had plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company without a big mess or lots of prep!

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 15th of March 2020

Hi Lynn! Such good times! Miss you!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 5th of March 2020

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