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.

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  • add   1/4 cup 2% low-fat milk or whole milk
  • add   1/2 tablespoon pickled jalapeno peppers, minced (the ones used for nachos, in a jar)
  • add   1 1/4 cups white American cheese, shredded (I buy a hunk at the grocery store deli and shred it myself)
  • add   2 1/2 teaspoons jalapeno juice


  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.