This is the best and most authentic restaurant-style Mexican cheese dip you will ever taste.
This Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip is my favorite cheese dip in the whole world. If you go out to a Mexican restaurant and you order the cheese dip, you will fall in love.
Now you can make it at home! It only uses 3 simple ingredients and is much cheaper and lower in carbs to make at home than it is to order at the restaurant.
Once you see how easy it is to make this cheese dip, you will want to make it again and again and again. It goes great with my Chipotle Chicken Nachos. You can even use it to top enchiladas and more.
This post was originally published on October 18, 2010, and republished today June 7, 2019.
How to Make Restaurant-Style Mexican Cheese Dip
This cheese dip is crazy delicious and super easy to make. I love to serve it in the cute little salsa bowls that you can find at most Mexican restaurants. In fact, I purchased a set of 3 on Amazon for only $3!
We started making this a long time ago — in fact, it was when we had our first experience at a Mexican restaurant. I just started venturing out into the world of making homemade foods. My daughter and I hit the stores up looking for the ingredients to try and create our favorite cheese dip at home.
I have to say we succeeded. It turned out even better than we expected it to.
You can double or triple this recipe to make enough for your next get-together. I have never tasted anything like this cheese dip. I will be honest, I like it even better than I do the actual Mexican restaurant cheese!
Looking for other tasty Mexican-inspired recipes? Check these out
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Homemade Mexican Rice
- Pineapple Salsa – Perfect for Tacos or for Dipping
- Quick and Easy 15 Minute Shrimp Tacos #15minutesuppers
- Easy Guatemalan Guacamole
I love serving this over roasted chicken or steak and making it a thorough main dish meal.
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Have you ever made your own dips before? What are your favorite options to add in?
Mexican Cheese Dip
This is THE only cheese dip you will ever want or need. It tastes just like your local Mexican restaurant cheese dip.
- 1/2 pound White Land O Lakes American Cheese - you have to use this brand
- 2 tablespoons of diced green chiles, chopped super fine
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
- 3/4 cup to 1 cup red topped milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cube the cheese and place in a saucepan with green chiles, garlic powder and milk.
- Heat on medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- Once it is all melted together, if the cheese is still too thick, you can add more milk to thin it out to your desired consistency
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Thursday 4th of May 2023
Possibly asadero, but definitely not just white American and pepper Jack.
Friday 5th of May 2023
It is what I said it was. I talked to the people at my Mexican restaurant. She brought out the cheese and showed me what they used. White American cheese.
Thursday 4th of May 2023
This is not what Mexican restaurants use in the Midwest. It’s not just white American. There are other cheeses involved. I’ve tried every combination of white American, spices and peppers, and sometimes pepper Jack. They must be using a queso cheese, cortina or melting cheese or something like that, but it is definitely not just American and pepper Jack.
Friday 5th of May 2023
Where we live here-- this is what our Mexican restaurants use -- white American cheese.
Thursday 16th of February 2023
I followed the directions PERFECTLY and I had the exact cheese it called for but for some reason my cheese and milk never combined. I read the comments to see if anyone else had the same problem, which I see that I’m not the only one. I whisked it. No luck. Just a huge disappointing mess and $ wasted.
Tuesday 21st of February 2023
I am sorry that you had that issue. You can watch my video here and it shows exactly how I make it. https://youtu.be/Ce0zJUZnx04v=Ce0zJUZnx04
Thursday 12th of January 2023
I've been making this dip for over a year now and have had nothing but good comments about it. The only thing I add is either 1/2 can of green chilies or a jalapeño that I soak for 15 minutes in ice water and then dice in food processor. Over all 👍👍
Friday 13th of January 2023
I love hearing that. It really is the best cheese dip out there.
Sunday 1st of January 2023
This was not good at all my guests barely touched it and some told me it didn't have any Mexican flavor and was too runny with whole milk I should have used half and half, and this recipe should not have salt and pepper in it I guess I will keep searching.
Tuesday 3rd of January 2023
Sorry you feel that way. It is the exact recipe that they use at Mexican restaurants. And the salt and pepper are optional which I have stated in my recipe. Out of thousands of people who have tried and successfully made this, I am sorry that you did not like it.