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Queso with Chorizo in a red bowl next to tortilla chips

Queso with Chorizo

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Queso
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 293kcal
This Queso with Chorizo is so delicious and really easy to make. You can make in your slow cooker, too. You can also make this ahead, and then re-heat, just before serving. So muy bien!
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage fresh, casings removed, roughly crumbled
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 8 oz Velveeta cubed
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 oz Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 8 oz can green chilies chopped
  • 2 chipotle chilies in Adobo sauce chopped, plus 2 tbsps of the adobo sauce
  • tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Ancho chili powde or regular chili powder
  • 1 tomato chopped, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • corn tortilla chips


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and then cook the sausage until browned and crisp. Drain and reserve the sausage.
  • In the same skillet, add the cream and heat over medium heat.
  • Add the Velveeta and stir until melted, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the cheddar and Jack cheeses, stir until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the green chilies, chipotle chilies, adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles), salt, chili powder and stir to fully incorporate.
  • Stir in about half of the cooked chorizo.
  • Add the remaining chorizo and tomato and cilantro on top, as garnish.
  • Serve with warmed tortilla chips.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1154mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 1mg