Tex Mex Chile Con Queso

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"In Texas, it's just called "Queso". To make this really festive, use multi-colored chips or blue-corn chips. Mmmmm, you'll want to eat this with a spoon! From Saveur magazine. Feel free to adjust the amount of Jalapeno pepper to account for your heat tolerance!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (149.4 g)
  • Calories 471.3
  • Total Fat - 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.3 mg
  • Sodium - 611.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 19.9 g
  • Calcium - 509.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Put cheddar and Velveeta into a medium pan. Set the pan over another pot of simmering water, over medium heat, and heat until cheese mixture is nearly melted.

Step 2

Add cream and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until cheese mixture is hot and smooth, 3–5 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer melted cheese mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle onions, tomatoes, and jalapeños on top.

Step 4

Serve immediately with chips. If for a party, I usually serve it in a small crockpot so it stays warm and keeps the flies off!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



review by:
(28 Mar 2022)

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Totally enjoyed this queso -- I make it often, but never thought about adding cheddar cheese or the heavy cream. The cheese really complimented the Velveeta and the cream made it all-the-more creamy and delish. Instead of tomatoes and peppers on the top, I added a little bit of rotel chilies & tomatoes. This is a great addition to our game day spread.

(17 Nov 2019)


This is quite a few steps above ordinary quest! Very rich and satisfying. This is my new favorite way to make this dip. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest 2015 by a fellow Toasted Tourist.

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(4 Sep 2015)


This easy, cheesy dip whips up in a hurry and is really yummy! We really enjoyed the raw onion, tomato, and jalapeño in this dip. I did stir some of each into the cheese mixture before serving, as well as sprinkled them on the top. Also I added a sprinkle of garlic powder to taste. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. **Made for 2015 Culinary Quest (Tex-Mex) for Munching Minions

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(1 Sep 2015)