Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip Recipe

Mexico Chiquito cheese dip is an excellent choice if you want to wow your guests with a tasty and simple cheese dip.

Be it a game day, party, or any get-together; this dip is a surefire hit with any simple snack.  It is made with butter, cheese slices, spices, milk, and pepper sauce. 

This dip was first made in 1935 by the Donnelly family and was a great addition to any restaurants of Mexico Chiquito in protho junction Arkansas. This star cheese dip is still people’s favorite. So do you want to give this historical cheese dip a try?

Want to know the full Mexico Chiquito cheese dip recipe?

It’s not possible to make the same version, but I will try to show you the almost similar version that you will love for sure.

Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip Recipe

Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: North AmericaDifficulty: Simple


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Whether you’re in the mood for a mild dip or something a little spicier, Mexico Chiquito cheese dip will be a hit at your next party. You’ll love its creamy texture and tantalizing spices. And making this dip is so simple.


  • 1 lbs of American cheese

  • 2 cups of milk

  • 4 tablespoons of flour

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 1 teaspoon of paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce

  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon of dry mustard

  • ¼  teaspoon of salt

  • Tools
  • Saucepan

  • Spatula

  • Crockpot 

  • Serving bowl

how to make Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip

  • Mix Butter And Flour: Turn on the stove and set it on low, medium heat. Add 1 full stick of butter and wait until it melts or is dissolved, don’t burn it. Now add 4 tablespoons of flour, increase the heat to medium-low and keep stirring continuously not to make a dark roux. It won’t take a long time, 2 minutes is enough to incorporate the flour with the butter.
    Mix Butter And Flour
  • Add Spices: Now the butter and flour are well mixed and turned into a thick sauce, it’s time to add the spices. Add all the spices one by one. Start with 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of dry mustard seeds, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Continue stirring and mix everything. 
    Add Spices
  • Add Milk: It’s all brown, and right time to add the milk. Add ½ cup of milk, and keep stirring until mixed. Now pour the rest of the milk and continue stirring. Wait until it comes to a boil. 
    Add Milk
  • Add Sauce: It’s all creamy already; let’s make it a little spicy. Add one teaspoon of hot pepper sauce and stir it. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Don’t forget to stir, not even frequent stir, but continue stirring.  Don’t leave the cheese dip unattended for a minute; just keep stirring all the time.
    Add Sauce
  • Add Cheese: Slice the cheese into several pieces; it will help to melt the cheese faster. Add some of the cheese, and stir until it melts. Increase the heat to medium, and then add some more cheese again and stir until it melts. Continue until all the cheese is added and mixed.
    Add Cheese
  • Serve: After a long time of stirring, are your hands already in pain? Not a second anymore; it’s done. Just take it out from the stove and serve. If you want it to be hot for a long time, transfer simmering cheese dip into a crock pot, it will keep the dip warm for a long time.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving4-5 people
Cholesterol29 mg
Sodium 407 mg 
Carbohydrate11 gram
Protein9 gram

How to Store Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip

  1. Place the cheese dip in an airtight container. If you have any leftover cheese dip, transfer it to a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Place the container in the refrigerator. Cheese dip should be stored in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.
  3. Consume the cheese dip within 3-5 days. The cheese dip will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator if stored properly. If you aren’t sure if the cheese dip is still good, you can check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or visible mold.

How to reheat Mexico Chiquito cheese dip

  1. On the stovetop:
  • Remove the cheese dip from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Transfer the cheese dip to a saucepan and place the pan over low heat.
  • Stir the cheese dip occasionally as it heats up to ensure that it is evenly warmed.
  • Once the cheese dip is hot and fully melted, remove it from the heat and serve.
  1. In the microwave:
  • Remove the cheese dip from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Transfer the cheese dip to a microwave-safe dish.
  • Heat the cheese dip in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.
  • Continue to microwave the cheese dip in 15-second increments, stirring after each interval, until it is hot and fully melted.

Remember that, you may need to add a splash of milk or cream to the cheese dip if it has become too thick after being stored in the refrigerator. This will help to thin it out and make it easier to reheat.

What to serve with Mexico Chiquito cheese dip

  • Tortilla chips: These are a classic choice for dipping into cheese dips like Mexico Chiquito.
  • Taquitos: These rolled-up tacos can be filled with a variety of fillings, such as shredded chicken or beef, and then fried until crispy. They make a great appetizer to serve alongside the cheese dip.
  • Grilled veggies: Grilled vegetables, such as bell peppers, zucchini, and onions, can be sliced and served as a healthy accompaniment to the cheese dip.
  • Macaroni: If you’d like to turn the cheese dip into a more substantial meal, you can serve it over cooked macaroni for a creamy and delicious pasta dish.

Other options for serving with the cheese dip include:

  • Crusty bread: Slices of crusty bread, such as baguette or ciabatta, can be served alongside the cheese dip for dipping.
  • Fresh veggies: Raw vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and bell peppers, can be cut into sticks and served with the cheese dip as a healthier alternative to chips.
  • Other dips: You could also serve the cheese dip alongside other dips, such as guacamole or salsa, for a variety of dipping options.


Mexico Chiquito cheese dip will be sure to excite your taste buds. It’s easy to make and loaded with melted cheese. It is a perfect addition to any Mexican-themed meal, tortilla chips, vegetables, or even on top of nachos. So try the Mexico Chiquito cheese dip recipe we shared above, and let us know how the cheesy and buttery dip you like!

1 thought on “Mexico Chiquito Cheese Dip Recipe”

  1. Not the real Recipe !! I worked there for 15 years and this is not even close. Got the Original recipes when we took over in 1979 the Haynie company bought it out and I transferred into that store at Proto Junction. That is not the recipes that we use at that time for the 15 years I was there. Just saying.


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