Baked Queso Fresco with Tomatillo Sauce

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by PanNan

This recipe was posted in the Houston Chronicle. A great appetizer for football and holiday season. It came from the chef at Prairie View A & M University.

Top Review by TxGriffLover

That chef at Prairie View A&M sure knows his Queso. We love Queso at our house. This was very good. The only change I made was instead of boiling the tomatillos, I smoked them in my stove-top smoker and smoked a jalapeno pepper as well. Thanks, PanNan! Made for ZWT5, for Hell's Kitchen Angels.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.
  3. Remove husks from tomatillos.
  4. Boil tomatillos for about two minutes or until soft.
  5. Remove tomatillos from water and place in a blender or food processor.
  6. Add garlic, cilantro, lime juice, avocado, jalapeño and salt.
  7. Purée until smooth.
  8. Place cheese in ovenproof serving dish.
  9. Pour sauce over cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and serve with tortilla chips.

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