How to Heat Up Cheese Whiz

Using microwave oven
Close-up of a hand adjusting the controls on a microwave oven. (Image: Maximkostenko/iStock/Getty Images)

Processed cheese products such as Cheez Whiz contain stabilizers that help maintain the soft shape. One 33 g serving of the spread has 90 calories, 80 of which come from fat, according to Kraft Foods. Cheez Whiz is a sauce, which makes the heating process relatively straightforward. You have at least two options for warming -- the microwave or stovetop. One the sauce becomes pourable, it will work well for hot foods such as nachos or Philly cheese steak sandwiches.

Microwave

Step 1

Scoop the sauce out of the jar into a microwave safe bowl.

Step 2

Place the bowl into the microwave. Cover it with a paper towel to prevent splatter.

Step 3

Heat the Cheez Whiz on high for 30 seconds. Stir the sauce and heat a second time. Continue this process until it is hot enough, then use it as directed in the recipe. You will be able to pour it after 2 to 3 minutes of heating.

Stovetop

Step 1

Transfer the Cheez Whiz from the jar to a sauce pan.

Step 2

Turn the heat on low.

Step 3

Stir the sauce continually until it becomes pourable, then follow the directions on the recipe to complete the dish.

Things You'll Need

  • Microwave safe bowl

  • Paper towel

  • Sauce pan

Tip

Mix one jar of Cheez Whiz with 1 cup of sour cream to make a dip.

Warning

Kraft does not recommend heating the sauce in the jar.

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