Blanco Sauce

Every time I go to any Mexican Restaurant, I scour the menu for the Blanco Sauce options. It is by far my favorite Mexican sauce!

It is creamy, cheesy perfection! It is great smothered over burritos or used to dip your chips in!

Trust me, give this recipe a try! You will not be disappointed!

Blanco Sauce... this sauce is creamy, cheesy, perfection!  It is my favorite sauce to top my Mexican food with or to dip my chips in!

4.8 from 6 reviews
Blanco Sauce
This sauce is creamy, cheesy, perfection! It is my favorite sauce to top my Mexican food with or to dip my chips in!
Recipe type: Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ¼ cup finely diced jalapeno (seeded)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 8 slices American white cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, and jalapenos and sauté for 4 minutes or until tender. Add cream and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add Monterey Jack cheese and American cheese. Stir until melted. Return to low heat until it reaches desired temperature. Stir in cilantro and serve over burritos, or enchiladas or use as a dip.


Blanco Sauce... this sauce is creamy, cheesy, perfection!  It is my favorite sauce to top my Mexican food with or to dip my chips in!

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  1. Sammie

    Hi Nikki love the look of this sauce - but - I can't get Monteray Kack cheese here in the UK. Is there another cheese you'd suggest as a substitution? Sammie

    1. Marilyn

      Monterey Jack cheese melts creamy and doesn't get stringy and oily like cheddar, swiss... It's also pretty mellow tasting. You may want to try using all White American cheese...and maybe add additional jalapeños? (Not sure how spicy you're wanting). Hope this helps!

    2. Lori Biancalana


      If you can get Fontina, it melts wonderfully, has a wonderful flavor. All White American cheese works, but you need to add water or milk to thin it down. :)

  2. Sherry

    Oooh, thank you! This looks like a wonderful recipe and I can't wait to try it.

  3. Katie

    White American?? What brand do You use? I don't think I've ever seen any "American" cheese that is of any quality. I love your blog, and love blanco sauce i cant wait to try this!!!!

    1. Brooke

      Get it sliced from the deli, not the pre-packaged stuff.

    2. casey

      If you go to the deli you can get white american cheese.

  4. Melissa

    Nikki, this looks so yummy! I wish I had some right now. Wow. Seriously craving this. I have to stop looking at the pictures.

  5. RUBY

    This does look so yummy! I'm going to make this and add a can of tomatoes with green chiles just to give it an extra kick! I think everyone will love it. If you can't find Montery Jack cheese I would would use just regular grated cheddar or Colby cheese.

  6. Meredith C

    Now I don't need to go out to dinner to have this!

  7. Jeanne


    This recipe sounds like a real winner. Can't wait to try it.

  8. Chris C.

    Hi Nikki,
    This recipe sounds AWESOME!! How thick are the slices of American Cheese? Do you use Land O Lakes or Boars Head?
    Thanks so much.

  9. Kelli

    Could canned green chilies be substituted for the jalapeño's? Really hate chopping those......Lol.

  10. Brittany


    DELICIOUS!!!! I made this tonight for the first time and it's so good, I'll definitely be making it again. Thank you for sharing it! This recipe makes a LOT, so if anyone is just making this as a dip for family I would suggest halving it.

  11. Dorothy Carter


    Hi, I love your recipes, and I can't get enough of this Blanco sauce too. I am Canadian and I lived in the U.S.A. for 6 years, is to where I fell in love with it. Now that I'm back home in Canada I can't find this sauce in any Mexican restaurants here. So I thought I would make it myself now that I have your recipe, I can't wait to make it. My problem is what other cheese could I use in substitute for White American Cheddar. I can not find that cheese here, so could you tell me what would be as close as possible to White American Cheddar for the same great results & taste of this absolutely amazing sauce.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

  12. Dorothy Carter


    I can't get white american cheddar cheese here, what would be a good substitute without compromising the flavour to much but keeping it as close to the restaurant flavour we all love. I fell in love with this sauce, when I lived in the U.S.A for 6 years. Thanks for any idea's you can give me.

  13. Loretta Warren


    This is so very good. Had been searching for a cheese sauce for my enchiladas and this is it. So easy and so good. Thank you!!

  14. Becky

    Made it! Really delicious. Will add more jalapenos next time as I like a lot of kick!