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My family really loves queso and our new favorite is this Crock pot white queso dip. It is super easy and the slow cooker does all of the work.

White Cheese Dip in a small crock pot topped with diced tomatoes, cilantro and a chip dipped into it.
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Crock pot white queso dip is an authentic queso dip!

This is a very authentic queso dip and we don’t use any processed Velveeta.  This recipe uses just good old fashion white American cheese.

It tastes just like the restaurant style white queso and I think your family will become a huge fan as well. This dip is definitely different than a Velveeta queso but just as easy to make in the crock pot as well.

This white queso dip recipe is perfect for your Taco Tuesday recipes or for your next party. My family just loves it and I think you will too. We love to serve it with tortilla chips or Homemade Air Fryer Tortilla Chips.

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious and authentic easy slow cooker queso dip recipe.  It doesn’t take much to prepare this queso recipe and it tastes better than anything made from processed cheese.  

Make sure to check out another easy appetizer – Beanie Weenies.

If you don’t want to wait on the crock pot you need to try my The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip –  Queso Blanco that you can make on the stove!  Also, check out 26 Easy Mexican Side Dishes.

Close up of white cheese dip in a small black crock pot


Ingredients to make crock pot white cheese dip

How to make crock pot white cheese dip:

You are not going to believe how easy this recipe is to make.  Thanks to the crock pot, you really just need to throw all the ingredients in and the slow cooker does all the hard work!

First tear or cut your cheese into ½ inch cubes or pieces.  Then in your 1.5 quart crock pot , add the chopped White American Cheese cut into ½ inch pieces. 

Tip: I find my White American cheese in the deli section at my grocery store. You will ask them to slice it, just like you would if you wanted them to slice fresh turkey or ham.

I have used Monterey jack cheese before when I couldn’t find the white American at my local grocery store but I do prefer the white American cheese so definitely get that if they have it available.

A chip dipping into the white cheese dip in a crock pot

Then add green chilies, milk, and seasonings.

Tip: You can use ¼ tsp garlic powder and ¾ tsp salt instead of garlic salt.

Finally, stir the mixture then cover and cook on low until melted – stirring occasionally until the cheese is completely melted.

Tip: Generally, I monitor the consistency of the dip recipe. If it’s not as creamy as you would like, then add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time to the crock pot until the dip is the consistency that you prefer.

When the cheese is melted and heated through, it is ready to serve.

Slow cooker queso blanco dip is so easy!

The recipe is that simple. See, I told you it would be easy.

If I can do it, I know you can too.  It doesn’t take much work to prepare this recipe and everyone will be impressed with this best crock pot queso at your next party or family get together.

White cheese dip in a small black crock pot topped with diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro

Variation ideas

  • You can use salsa or a can of rotel instead of the green chilies.
  • Meat would be a great addition to this white cheese dip.  I would use either ground beef or sausage and brown the meat choice and drain it prior to adding it to the crock pot with the other ingredients.
  • Cream cheese can be added with the cheese for a different flavor. I would use about ½ a block and adjust the milk as needed to get the right consistency.
White Cheese Dip in a small crock pot topped with diced tomatoes, cilantro and a chip dipped into it with more chips behind it

What to serve with crock pot white cheese dip?

Generally, I serve this dip recipe with tortilla chips.  However, this recipe can also be served with veggie strips or your favorite type of tortillas.

More Ways to Use White queso:

Also, think outside of the box for this recipe. 

This white cheese dip can be used to be served with nachos, beef burritos or tacos.

It is delicious on Spanish rice as well.

Your family will really enjoy this easy queso blanco.

This crock pot cheese dip is irresistible, you’ll want to serve it with everything!

Copycat Velveeta Queso Blanco Recipe

This recipe is so simple, but gives you the same flavor of the very popular Velveeta Queso blanco. Enjoy a White cheese dip without actually paying the price for Velveeta.

You will need a good crock pot :

Make Crock pot White queso recipe dip!

I love making  crock pot cheese dip recipes for my family at dinner time.  They are so easy to make and the entire family loves them!

Crock Pot White Queso is the best!

crock pot of queso dip.

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The Best Crock pot White Cheese Dip Recipe

4.97 from 497 votes
This crock pot Mexican white cheese dip recipe is easy to make and everyone loves it. A restaurant quality white queso dip recipe that you can make at home.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Cuisine Mexican
Course Appetizer
Calories 358


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  • In a 1.5 quart crock pot, add the chopped White American Cheese.
  • Then add in the green chilies, milk, and seasonings.
  • Stir. Cover and cook on low until melted stirring occasionally.
  • You can add more milk when ready to serve if you want the cheese sauce to be thinner.

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Recipe Notes

White American Cheese can generally be found in the deli aisle in most grocery stores. 
You can substitute the cheese for Queso Blanco Velveeta cheese if you cannot find the white American cheese in your area. 
You can add ½ tsp of chili powder to this dip as well to add a small kick and smokey flavor! 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  When reheating the cheese, add more milk to get the cheese to the proper consistency.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 358kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 17g, Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 1762mg, Potassium 214mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 936IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 987mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Kerry Knoll says:

    Be careful!!!! if you use the 2X or 3X button the amount of green chilies is way off!

  2. Kathy M. says:

    5 stars
    I made this dip for the first time yesterday for my daughter in law’s birthday. It was a HUGE hit. I will definitely make it again. Everyone loved it ?

  3. Keturah Volpe says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe

  4. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes this will fit in the smaller slow cooker and you can double it to fill it up.

  5. Angela says:

    I see that you recommend using a 1.5 quart crock pot. Does a single recipe fill the 1.5 quart pot up? The ingredients does not seem like much, so I wanted to ask in case I need to double it.

  6. Karen Marcus says:

    5 stars
    Fantastic! We made a huge crock pot for a grad party and everyone loved it!

  7. Ri says:

    5 stars
    This is such an easy, hands off recipe. I did leave out the cumin, for personal preferences. That said, I would love to use this recipe as a base as I think it has good bones. Maybe add some other seasoning or some meat.

  8. SCV says:

    4 stars
    We liked the dip. It has so much flavor and the taste of it wasn’t too spicy or too mild it was just right, I was wondering if there is any way to thicken it up a bit besides just letting sit and having it cool down, that’s not what we want, we like it warm.

  9. Anna says:

    It was an absolute hit! Thanks for an EASY (like painfully easy), delicious appetizer

  10. Carrie Barnard says:

    Thank you – I’m so glad you enjoy it!

  11. Ali says:

    I was thrilled to have found his recipe a few years ago. Finally a queso dip that tasted like the one I love from our local Mexican restaurant…delicious! People love it! I usually double the recipe (or triple!) and occasionally I will substitute a little of the milk for some beer (Mexican beer preferred) and a couple squeezes of lime. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  12. Carrie says:

    Skim will work great in this recipe.

  13. Denise says:

    Does it matter what kind of milk? I usually have skim on hand.

  14. Carrie says:

    Oh that sounds amazing! Let us know how it turns out – thank you!

  15. Michelle says:

    One of the restaurants in my town has a “mix dip” which is white cheese dip, ground beef, and some pico de gallo. It is so delicious. I’m gonna try to make it using this cheese dip. I can’t wait!!!

  16. Becky says:

    I need to try this recipe! Love me some queso!

  17. Jenniffer says:

    5 stars
    This is very good! I make it on weekends when my kids all come over to visit and hang out. Sometimes I add hamburger and sausage, it’s the best yet! And always make extra to send some home with the kiddos.

  18. Steve says:

    Could I sub the milk out for beer to make this into a beer cheese dip?

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  20. info says:

    Authentic huh. White American cheese, not even using Mexican cheese. Out of curiosity what is white american cheese, because american cheese is processed.

  21. Karen Clements says:

    Is this recipe very spicy hot? It looks & sounds delicious, but I don’t like it spicy hot. I always get mild.

  22. Carrie says:

    Yes Aubrie, I would double the recipe if you are using the larger crock pot. Thank you!

  23. Aubrie says:

    The recipe says you use the 1.5 qt slow cooker but you recommended using a 3 qt if you’re making for a party, I would assume you just double your recipe for the 3 qt?

  24. Carrie says:

    I do not drain the chilies before adding them and yes, 4 hours on low will be plenty of time. Thank you!

  25. Jana says:

    Do you drain the chilies first? Or put the whole can in. I know there isn’t tons of liquid in the can, but wanted to check. And will it be done after 4 hours on low?

  26. Carrie says:

    Yes, I think that would work great in this recipe as well. Thanks!

  27. Pam says:

    Can you use white American cheese slices?

  28. Teresa Lango says:

    5 stars
    Carrie, Quick question…if I cannot locate White American Cheese or Asadero Cheese (that restaurants use), can I substitute Monterey Jack? Also someone commented above that their dip was lumpy…is that when you add a bit more milk to thin it out or was it because it wasn’t fully melted? Thanks

  29. Meghan says:

    5 stars
    How long does the cheese have to melt? Does it have to be like watery ?

  30. Laura says:

    5 stars
    So easy and delicious made it three times already

  31. Gramma says:

    4 stars
    If you live in an area where Latin foods are available, asadero is the white Mexican cheese that’s usually used in queso in US restaurants. I haven’t checked the price, but if it’s comparable to white American cheese, definitely use it!

  32. Theresa Szeman says:

    What is white cheese ?? I asked people that work in dairy department and they didn’t know ,thanks

  33. Linda Brown says:

    I just made this recipe this evening and it’s lumpy . Just wondering if you can give me any advice on this . But it tastes wonderful!

  34. Carrie says:

    I love that idea!

  35. Terri says:

    Making this today for 2 for the playoffs! Thinking if any leftover will make chicken enchiladas with it. Yum!

  36. Carrie says:

    You will love it Betty!

  37. Betty Moore says:

    Going to make this today..Wish me luck!

  38. Patricia Starnes says:

    5 stars
    Looks very good I have tasted soom my friend made

  39. Debby says:

    5 stars

  40. Marlene Drouillard says:

    Thanks for sharring, when you cook on a strict budget, it’s nice to still be able to indulge once in a while without breaking the bank. We will be trying your dip very soon. Thanks again