Mexican Restaurant Cheese Dip

Indulge in the rich and zesty goodness of our Mexican Cheese Dip – a creamy blend of white American cheese, green chilies, and spices. Quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion, this dip brings the authentic flavors of Mexico to your table. Adjust the spice level, dip in, and enjoy a taste sensation with your favorite snacks. Elevate your gatherings effortlessly with this crowd-pleasing favorite.


  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk, or as needed
  • 1 pound white American cheese, cubed
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Measure out the onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and set aside.
    • Open the cans of chopped green chilies.
    • Cube the white American cheese.
  2. Combine Cheese, Milk, and Butter:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, place the cubed white American cheese, milk, and butter over low heat.
    • Cook the mixture until the cheese has fully melted, stirring frequently to ensure a smooth consistency.
  3. Add Green Chilies:
    • Stir in the chopped green chilies into the melted cheese mixture.
    • Continue to stir to distribute the green chilies evenly.
  4. Season the Dip:
    • Add the measured onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper to taste.
    • Adjust the level of cayenne pepper based on your spice preference.
  5. Adjust Consistency:
    • If the dip is too thick, add more milk gradually until you reach the desired consistency.
    • Keep in mind that the dip will thicken slightly as it cools, so it’s better to have it slightly thinner than desired.
  6. Heat Through:
    • Heat the dip through, ensuring that all ingredients are well incorporated and heated evenly.
    • Be cautious not to bring it to a boil; low heat is sufficient.
  7. Serve Immediately:
    • Once the dip is heated through and has a smooth, creamy consistency, it’s ready to be served.
    • Transfer the cheese dip to a serving bowl.
  8. Garnish (Optional):
    • Consider garnishing the dip with additional chopped green chilies or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for presentation.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Serve the Mexican Restaurant Cheese Dip immediately with tortilla chips or your favorite dipping items.

This delightful and creamy cheese dip is perfect for gatherings, parties, or anytime you’re craving a delicious and authentic Mexican dip. Adjust the spiciness and thickness to suit your taste, and enjoy the rich flavors of this classic dish!