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Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip

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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.

white cheese in blue bowl with tortilla chips wide shot

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 the best you will taste. It's just like your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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 in 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.

long shot of cheese dip in blue bowl with tortilla chips

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!

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I love serving this over roasted chicken or steak and making it a thorough main dish meal.

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Yield: 2 cups

Mexican Cheese Dip

white cheese in blue bowl with tortilla chips wide shot

This is THE only cheese dip you will ever want or need. It tastes just like your local Mexican restaurant cheese dip.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 pound White American Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of diced green chiles, chopped super fine
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cube the cheese and place in a saucepan with green chiles, garlic powder and milk.
  2. Heat on medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  3. 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
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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Rick S

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 👍👍

Jennifer Sikora

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.

Jennifer Sikora

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.

David Martin

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

I'm sorry,this is completely not authentic Mexican Cheese Dip! This is White Bread America fast food cheese dip. Shame on You!

Jennifer Sikora

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

Sorry, you feel that way. At our Mexican restaurant, this is how they make it and it is the cheese dip that we crave. If you don't like it, move on! Thank you.

Carol Clayton

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Land O Lakes white American cheese melts best. And I added jalapeño peppers with some juice from the peppers for a better kick.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

I used Monterey Jack cheese with 1% milk added about 2 teaspoons of corn starch. Added cumin, red pepper flakes and a dash of nutmeg, it’s so creamy and delicious.

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