3.56 from 18 votes

Spicy Restaurant Style Queso Blanco

The perfect appetizer for family and friends, make this Spicy Restaurant Style Queso Blanco tonight!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Author Karly Gomez


  • 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Small White Onion fine diced
  • 2-3 Serrano Peppers fine diced
  • 3/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 C Milk
  • 12 oz Monterey Jack Cheese cubed
  • 12 oz White American Cheese cubed
  • 2 Small Tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 C Cilantro roughly chopped


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, add the canola oil and heat over medium until hot. Add the onions and saute until softened and just turning brown, around 4-5 minutes. Add the Serrano peppers and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and heat until gently simmering, then add the cheese, stirring occasionally as it melts to combine all the ingredients. As it starts to smooth out, add the milk and continue stirring until no more lumps of cheese remain. Gently stir in the tomatoes and cilantro. Serve immediately alongside a big bowl of chips, and keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.