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I am one of those people who loves to go out to eat and pig out on appetizers.
I am notorious for downing a whole bowl of chips and salsa before my entree even arrives . . . and by the time it finally does come, I am so full of chips and salsa that I have to get my food sent home with me in a to-go box.
My husband has learned to just not let me order an appetizer so that I will eat the rest of my food (it makes me sound like I am a little kid with no control . . . ha ha!), but every once in a while we make an exception . . . and cheesy dips are definitely one of those exceptions!
We have a couple of cheesy dips on our blog, but I think that this one tops them all. It's gooey and thick with just the right amount of heat; plus it's ready in about 5 minutes!
If you have a potluck or party coming up, I highly suggest bringing this as your dish . . . you will quickly be the most popular one there!!
Queso Blanco Dip (White Cheese Dip)
1.25 lb block White American Cheese*, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilis
2 jalapenos, chopped
2/3 cup half and half (fat free is fine)
1/2 cup cold water
Toss all ingredients into a microwavable-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir after every minute. It might appear runny at first, but it will thicken up as it starts to cool down.
Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
*I found this over at the deli counter at my local grocery store.
Recipe slightly adapted from Seeded At The Table.