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The Perfect White Mexican Cheese Dip

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“My version of what they serve at authentic Mexican restaurants. Simple to make in the microwave in 5-10 minutes. Only 3 ingredients! Perfect for a quick snack or to serve as a side.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups white American cheese, shredded (I buy a hunk at the grocery store deli and shred it myself)
  • 14 cup 2% low-fat milk or 14 cup whole milk
  • 12 tablespoon pickled jalapeno pepper, minced (the ones used for nachos, in a jar)
  • 2 12 teaspoons jalapeno juice, from the jalapenos above


  1. Add all ingredients (in order) in microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds.
  2. Stir until smooth. If it seems too thin, keep stirring.
  3. Serve with flour tortillas or tortilla chips.
  4. For mild, leave out the jalapenos. IMPORTANT: Do not leave out the jalapeno LIQUID, that is what helps make the flavor.

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