Slow Cooker Queso Blanco Dip


Queso Blanco Dip in the Slow Cooker… 5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make! This cheese dip is seriously the best ever!

One of my favorite appetizers to get when eating out is Queso blanco dip. I decided to make some at home over the weekend and it turned out amazing. After reading online that white american cheese (only found in the deli) is the way to go. I had experimented with other cheeses before and the white american cheese really is the way to go because it creates a super creamy dip and the green chilies gives this dip the perfect kick. This dip really isn’t too spicy (my kids loved it), but if you don’t like any spice, just add half the amount of green chilies and omit the jalapenos.

Slow cooker queso blanco dip -5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make! This cheese dip is seriously the best ever!

This is the perfect appetizer for game day too! The boys will love it. This dip also goes great with my guacamole and salsa too.  Yum!


Slow cooker queso blanco dip -5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make! This cheese dip is seriously the best ever!

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Queso blanco dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


8 oz block regular cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 lb white american cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (found in deli)

1 Tablespoon salted butter

1 (4oz can) Old El Paso Green Chiles

2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped fine (optional)

1 Tablespoon Old El Paso jalepenos, minced fine (optional)

3-4 Tablespoons milk

2-3 Tablespoons water


In a slow cooker combine the cream cheese, american cheese, butter, green chiles and jalepenos. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir the mixture until well combined and then add a Tablespoon of milk and water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and combined.

Keep cheese dip in the slow cooker on the warm setting until ready to serve.

Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. To warm: place in the microwave with 1 teaspoon of water for 30 seconds. Stir and add another teaspoon of water if needed. Heat by 30 second increments until hot.

Slow cooker queso blanco dip -5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make! This cheese dip is seriously the best ever!

This dip really is so easy to make. Just dump it all in the slow cooker and let it do all the work for you! The cream cheese and american cheese create the creamiest dip ever , and the Old El Paso green chiles and jalepenos add the perfect flavor. Yum!

Slow cooker queso blanco dip -5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make! This cheese dip is seriously the best ever!

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  1. Amy@theidearoom posted on October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm (#

    I absolutely love queso dip! I will have to try out this recipe! pinned!

  2. Michelle posted on October 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm (#

    I love new dip recipes! This queso sounds so good, I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Melanie+|+Melanie+Makes posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm (#

    You speak my language – this looks awesome!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:20 am (#

      Thanks Melanie! It is so yummy. :)

  4. Kristyn posted on October 7, 2014 at 7:29 am (#

    YUMMY! One of my favorites… it looks so delicious! :D

  5. Coleen posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#

    Looks like a football food! Can’t wait to try it out!

  6. heather @french press posted on October 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm (#

    I just love queso blanco dip – and made it for the firs time this week – delicious!

  7. Michelle posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:47 am (#

    Yum! I’m always looking for new dip recipes! And in the slow cooker is even better! So easy! This dip looks super tasty! Pinning!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm (#

      Hope you like this quesco blanco dip, it is so yummy! :)

  8. Maria posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:37 am (#

    What size crockpot did you use? I make this on the stovetop on taco night and would love to switch to crockpot. Thanks

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm (#

      Any size should work! I usually use my 8 quart crockpot!

  9. Stephanie posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm (#

    How do you get the deli to slice you off a hunk of cheese like that? The few times I’ve needed a hunk of cheese from the deli, they are perplexed when I ask for anything other than sandwich slices. 

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:18 pm (#

      There have been a few workers that looked at me funny, but most of them are fine with it! :)

  10. Maartje Quilt posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm (#

    I love this, I must try! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:34 am (#

      Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  11. Mariana Melear posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm (#

    what is the white american cheese?  What brand?  Can I use Queso Fresco?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm (#

      Hi Mariana! I just get mine from the deli at the grocery store! It should work with Queso Fresco. :)

  12. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline posted on October 25, 2014 at 11:41 am (#

    This looks delicious!

  13. Katie posted on October 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm (#

    Just made this dip and it is indeed awesome!  But question, the ingredient list calls for cilantro, but I didn’t see cilantro in the directions.  Where do you add the cilantro?  I just omitted it this time.  Really is a great dip!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm (#

      Hi Katie! The cilantro is optional, but I usually add it to the top for a garnish. :)

  14. sharon posted on November 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm (#

    I have this in the crock pot right now and we can’t wait to try it.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:08 am (#

      Hope you enjoyed this dip Sharon! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  15. Lauren posted on November 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm (#

    How many does this feed?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm (#

      Hi Lauren! It should feed 8-10. :)

  16. posted on November 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm (#

    So glad to know that American cheese makes a difference! Pinning and trying this weekend!

  17. Sandy D posted on November 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm (#

    Good, but although the white American cheese does lend exceptional creaminess, I found the flavor a bit overpowering. I substituted Monterey Jack for 1/2 the American & was pleased with the taste. 

    • Jamielyn posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Sandy! I’m sure there will be others that will like to try the monterey jack cheese as well! :)

  18. paula rosenquist posted on January 1, 2015 at 9:29 am (#

    Here is a terrific dip too. I don’t know where my friend got it from. All I know is that when I make it for a gathering I come home with an empty container and people wanting more or else the recipe. This dip is made in a separate bowl; then pured into a slow cooker only on the keep warm setting. You use one of those 2-quart or 3-quart slow cookers. Here’s the recipe: small tube of Jimmy Dean sausage, browned. 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes; drain one can but just add complete other can. 16-ounces of cream cheese. Put cream cheese into a bowl; add the drained tomatoes and the second can; then lastly add the sausage, drippings and all ( there isn’t much!) Mix thoroughly and put in slow cooker.

  19. MoniqueDC posted on January 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm (#

    I often make this but in the microwave vs slow cooker. I can see how the slow cooker would help retain the heat.

    I recommend adding 1-2 tsp crushed garlic for depth of flavor. It will store well and with a little milk, easily reheats. Great if thinned down and used to top nachose or burritos.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm (#

      Sounds great! Thanks for the tips! :)

  20. Vanessa posted on January 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm (#

    Have you ever added cooked chorizo or beef to This recipe?  I Wonder how that would work.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm (#

      Hi Vanessa! I haven’t tried it in this dip, but I bet it would be delicious! :)

  21. Danielle W posted on January 22, 2015 at 11:37 am (#

    What size slow cooker would work best for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm (#

      A 4 or 6 quart would work best!

  22. Melissa posted on February 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm (#

    This is really good!  Very much a great at home replica of restaurant style white cheese dip.  Would certainly make again!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:23 pm (#

      Thanks Melissa! I need to make this again…it is so addicting! :)

  23. Alfred Tello posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm (#

    Looks good, will have to try it

  24. Wendy posted on March 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm (#

    This dip was flavorful and a hit at my party. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked it Wendy! :)

  25. Lorraine posted on March 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm (#

    This is delicious and easy.  I use a 16 oz pack of kraft white singles instead of deli cheese. I’ve made this a few times, my family loves it. Thanks for the recipe  :)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm (#

      I’m so glad your family loves it Lorraine! Thanks for your comment! :)

  26. Kathy Easterday posted on May 25, 2015 at 10:57 am (#

    this is my favorite dip. Ummm.

  27. Diane posted on June 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm (#

    i am going to try this for a nacho station to serve 35-40 people.
    Would I need to double or triple this recipe?

    • Jamielyn posted on June 4, 2015 at 12:09 am (#

      It depends how many other dips you will have. If this is the only dip, I would say triple it to be safe! :)

  28. Jasmin Owsley posted on October 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm (#

    Hi! Can I sub mozzarella instead of white American? White American cheese is not available where I am :-( 

    Thank you! 

    • Laura Capello posted on October 25, 2015 at 5:56 pm (#

      You could try, but it won’t melt the same as American cheese. It will be more string-y than melt-y.

  29. DivaDivine posted on November 27, 2015 at 2:33 am (#

    Thank you for having a recipe for queso dip that doesn’t involve Velveeta. I made this for potluck and I it was gone in under an hour.

    My sister in law already asked me to make some for her Christmas party in my biggest crock pot LoL. She calls it “creamy crack”

  30. DivaFivine posted on January 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm (#

    This was a huge hit at my in laws Christmas eve party. I put a little extra milk and set to Keep Warm and it seved everyone for 3 hours. My sister in law begged for the recipe and called it “cheese crack”

  31. Christina posted on February 7, 2016 at 8:08 pm (#

    I have been searching for a good queso recipe and have tried many different ones.  This hands down the best recipe and so easy.  I doubled the recipe and it took twice as long to cook to get the cheese melted so be aware of that.  I did add some extra Jalepenos and some of the juice, but that is because we wanted it a bit spicier.  Thank you so much for posting this!!!

  32. Cornelia posted on February 17, 2016 at 9:56 am (#

    Very tasty!Like it a lot!

  33. Rosi posted on December 10, 2016 at 12:24 am (#

    Do you just serve with taco chips?  What else could you use?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 10, 2016 at 9:32 am (#

      Celery, carrots, and bell peppers are good, too!