Friday, January 24, 2014

Restaurant Style White Queso Dip

White Queso Dip that is just like your favorite Restaurant.  Fast Appetizer perfect for a game. Alohamora: Open a Book
I love LOVE Queso Dip, but before this easy peasy recipe I could never figure out how to recreate the queso dip found at Moe's Southwest Grill or Qdoba.  A friend at book club said it tasted like Chilli's dip.  Whatever restaurant's white queso dip you love, this recipe will remind you of it and bring a smile to your face. This dip is the perfect Copycat White (Blanco) Queso Dip for your Favorite Restaurant, and it's even incredibly fast and easy to make.

Basically, the restaurants have had the secret to white queso dip for far too long.  Not only did they know the type of cheese (White American Cheese, you can find it at any grocery store deli counter) you needed, but the ratio of milk and water is key for the right kind of runny dip that doesn't clump when off the heat.

Those secret restaurant people were the only ones that knew the way to get a flavorful white queso dip that is perfectly thin but thick enough to dip, doesn't clump, and is as addicting as ever.  I can seriously eat a ridiculous amount of chips with this dip.  Ridiculous amount I tell you!

Now that I know the secret recipe, I want to eat far more than I should of this dip   Therefore, I have to either restrain myself or invite lots of friends over to help gobble this down.  Since I can't restrain myself, I make this dip for Book Club, Foorball Parties, Family Get-Togethers, etc.

This dip would be perfect for a Superbowl party... Go Broncos!  Addicting, tasty, crowd pleaser, and won't clump while sitting out on the table.  Plus, if you need to reheat it it's a quick couple minutes in the microwave.

Make this delicious dip, and make it soon!  Though, you may need aka really want to do a trial run with this dip.  It's amazing!

White Queso Dip that is just like your favorite Restaurant.  Fast Appetizer perfect for a game. Alohamora: Open a Book
White Queso Dip Copycat Restaurant Style Dip
Recipe: Alohamora Open a Book slightly adapted from Seeded at the Table
Active Time: 8-10 minutes

3/4 lb White American Cheese diced into 1-in cubes
1 small can (4.5oz) of diced green chilies
1/2 c. milk (fat-free is what I used)
1/3 c. cold water
1/8 tsp cumin


  1. Cut cheese (my husband would laugh at this) into 1-inch cubes and place them into a microwaveable bowl. 
  2. Top the cheese with green chilies, milk, cold water, and cumin on top. 
  3. Microwave the bowl ingredients for 5 minutes on high, but stop every minute to stir.  The first couple of minutes you may think you aren't doing much b/c it is so watery when you stir, but the stirring is still important.  Keep stirring!  
  4. Enjoy your dip!
  5. Store leftover dip in the fridge.  Reheat dip for 2-3 minutes (depending on how much dip you have to reheat) on high still stopping to stir every minute.
There you have it!  Ridiculously fast and easy appetizer that is AMAZING!  No more pigging out on queso dip at the restaurant.

Make this dip, store the leftovers, and reheat it as needed...Thank me later. ;)

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