Queso Recipe

This is THE BEST QUESO RECIPE, and it takes just minutes to make! It's a white queso that's very similar to what you get in an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Servings 10
Author Kristl Story,


  • 1 lb. white American cheese sliced from the deli*
  • 1, 4 oz. can green chiles diced and undrained**
  • 1, 4 oz. can jalapeƱos diced and undrained
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted.

Recipe Notes

*You must use the white American cheese from the deli, it has a different taste and consistency from the prepackaged kind.
**For a milder queso, use 2, 4 oz. cans of green chiles and omit the can of jalapeƱos.