Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Chile con Queso made with Shrimp!! This is a winner at our house! I sometimes use the smaller salad shrimp (purchased frozen at Sam's club) and don't chop. Add more jalapeno or hot sauce, to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and jalapeno and cook, stirring often, until the onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until they give off their juices and they evaporate, about 5 minutes.
  5. (The mixture should look somewhat dry.) Add the milk and bring to a simmer.
  6. In a medium bowl, toss the Monterey Jack and Cheddar with the cornstarch.
  7. Stir the cheese into the milk mixture, a handful at a time, stirring with the hot sauce.
  8. Transfer to a mini crockpot or fondue pot.
  9. Serve warm, with the tortilla chips for dipping.


Most Helpful

Ms. Bold I am so sorry I didn't give this recipe a 5 star years ago (I obviously wasn't a very experienced cook). This Shrimp con Queso was FABULOUS. Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful recipe.

Parkers Mom November 29, 2010

I'm so glad I tried this recipe. It's absolutely wonderful. I used diced tomatoes flavored with mild green chili's at DH's request!! I didn't use the Mont.Jack cheese, but instead used a four cheese Mexican blend and sharp cheddar instead of the extra sharp. I used medium shrimp which I chopped, but not real fine. I served this with triscuts and it was perfect because when you dipped you caught some shrimp!!

Boca Pat July 10, 2005

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