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5-Ingredient White Queso from Valentina | The Baking Fairy

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Serves 3 cups | Prep Time 10 min | Cook Time 15 - 20 min

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great vegetarian recipe to enjoy!

Crystal Maldonado, RHIT, CCS

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb pepperjack cheese
8 oz full-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
1 10 oz can original rotel tomatoes & green chiles, drained
3/4 cup whole milk (if needed)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
*NOTE: I have gotten mixed feedback about using low-fat substitutions so use full-fat dairy for best results!*
*NOTE 2: For a smoother queso, try using half white American cheese and half pepperjack!*


1. In a medium pot over LOW heat, combine the cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and Rotel.
2. Let the mixture heat until the cheeses melt and a smooth cream forms, stirring often. This should take 15-20 minutes. Add the spices if desired. Add milk if needed.
3. Once melted, serve immediately, or transfer to a slow cooker with a "warm" setting to keep dip warm and melted. Enjoy!

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