Chile Con Queso (Melted Cheese Dip)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an amazing recipe if you like cheese. Try dunking red and green bell pepper strips and tortilla chips. From Sunset Mexican Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3-4 quart pan, combine oil and onion.
  2. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until onion is soft (about 7 minutes).
  3. Add chilies and cream.
  4. Cook, stirring, until hot.
  5. Reduce heat to low and add cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Pour into a chafing or fondue dish over a low flame or into a dish on an electric warming tray (low setting).
  7. Offer with bell pepper strips and tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This wasn't bad, but it didn't have as much cheese taste as I like to have. Made for the Epicurean Queens ZWT5: Family Picks.

Scarlett516 June 06, 2009

This is great :) I used can diced chilies but another time I'll try with jalapeno. I didn't have heavy cream, so I used whole milk and added a little bit of low-fat cream cheese to give more texture and thickness. I used white cheddar cheese (low-fat). It was really good. I'll do it again :) Thanks Heydarl :) Made for the Saucy Senoritas of ZWT5

Boomette May 21, 2009

YUMMY! This is a keeper for sure. The only thing I did differently is I roasted my red bell peppers first, which brought out some sweetness in them. I think next time I make it I will try Chef*Lee's suggestion of adding some well-drained Ro-Tel. Made for ZWT5 '09 for a fellow Hell's Kitchen Angels team mate. Thanks Heydarl!

TxGriffLover May 19, 2009