Queso Blanco Dip

Queso Blanco Dip

1 1/4 pound block White American Cheese,* cut into 1-inch cubes (Land O'Lakes brand preferred)

1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos

2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno juice

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup cold water

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Place cubed cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Add chiles, jalapenos, jalapeno juice, milk, water, and cumin. Microwave on HIGH for 4 - 5 minutes, stopping to stir well after each minute. Part of the melting process is completed with the stirring. 

Serve immediately with tortilla chips or can be used as a sauce for Mexican dishes. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds until creamy and hot.

*White American cheese is usually available at the deli counter of most grocery stores.