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Queso Fundido

Cheesy Queso Fundido is packed with smoky, spicy flavors for a perfect warm party dip appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 Makes 4 ½ cups dip (recipe can be halved following proportions of the recipe ingredients)
Calories 340kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 ounces ground Mexican Chorizo
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 large Yellow Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Garlic Clove , peeled and diced
  • 6 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (regular or gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend)
  • 2 15-ounce cans Diced Tomatoes , drained
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce slit vertically and seeds scraped out
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo Sauce (from the can of chipotle peppers)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 cup finely grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated Colby Cheese
  • Hot Sauce
  • Kosher Salt


  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo, stirring often until it is fully cooked (5-10 minutes). Remove the chorizo from the pan and allow it to drain on two paper towels with an additional paper towel on top.
  • In a large, heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until onions become translucent (4 minutes).
  • Sprinkle with the flour, stir to fully combine, and cook over medium heat until it begins to turn golden (3 minutes).
  • Add the tomatoes, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and cream cheese. Stir constantly to combine and melt the cream cheese.
  • Add the cumin and three types of grated cheese; stir until the cheese had melted. Allow the mixture to begin to simmer.
  • Lower the heat and using an immersion blender, blend the dip to be semi-chunky or smooth (your preference). Stir in the drained chorizo. Hot sauce or salt may be added to taste.
  • Serve immediately. Dip best served in a small slow cooker or chafing dish to keep the dip warm.


Grate Your Own Cheese
It will have better flavor and melt more smoothly than store bought pre-grated cheese.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 958mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 719IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 2mg