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Copycat Spicy Queso Blanco Applebee's


Now you can enjoy your favorite Spicy Queso Blanco Dip at home. This creamy cheesy dip with a little kick is loaded with 2 cheeses, fresh herbs and just enough heat to make your tongue tingle.

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  • 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1 small onion, divided
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded, deveined, and minced (divided)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into chunks
  • 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 Roma tomato, deseeded and diced


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Cut onion in half and mince one half. Set aside.

Warm oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 of minced jalapeno and grate ½ onion into pan. Stir to coat and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until tender. Add cream and cheese, stir until cheese is melted. Stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro.

To create a simple pico de gallo: Combine chopped onion, tomato, ½ tablespoon cilantro, and remaining jalapeno in a bowl.

Pour queso blanco into a medium size serving bowl (2 ½ cup or larger). Top with pico de gallo.

Serve and enjoy!

COOK’S NOTE: Adjust jalapenos according to the heat you would like. For mild heat, add less. For a spicier dip add more.

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