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White Queso (using Monterey Jack Cheese)

White Queso (using Monterey Jack Cheese)


"This is a quick, easy, items-on-hand, 'real' cheese queso dip that's amazing. Serve with tortilla chips."
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20 m servings 214 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 248 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; whisk flour into melted butter until smooth. Slowly pour milk into flour mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in onion powder and garlic powder; simmer for 2 minutes. Add Monterey Jack cheese while stirring constantly until melted, about 5 more minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Saute onion and garlic with butter instead of using powders, or add chiles, jalapenos, or tomatoes to taste.

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  1. 12 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This sauce turned out perfectly and made for some great nachos!

Most helpful critical review

Very bland, I would use a different type of cheese next time.

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This sauce turned out perfectly and made for some great nachos!

This is a great queso! I am anti processed cheese "foods" so this is perfect. I make a batch then keep it in a small crock pot to stay warm. I added a 1/2 can of green chiles for flavor and colo...

I've never made my own queso and this sauce was easy to make and perfect for nachos!

Do yourself a favor and use an immersion blender (in a safe container) after you add the milk. It will make it super smooth before you add the cheese. Also when adding the cheese, GO SLOWLY do a...

Very bland, I would use a different type of cheese next time.

This was great! I loved that it was real cheese and not the fake cheese! The only thing I added was a can of green chilis to give it a little spice.

Made exactly as written. Very bland. Not impressed.

I really liked it but, I wanted it a bit thinner, Just add some more milk if you like it thin

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