Chile con Queso

October 19, 2017 (Last Updated: February 26, 2020)
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Homemade Chile con Queso is worlds better than the stuff in the jar. It’s still utterly naughty with the inclusion of Velveeta, but with a generous dose of onion, garlic, and chiles, it’s a definite winner.

Chile con queso with tortilla chips on a colorful plate

Football season is my favorite time of the year. One of my favorite things about football season is thinking of fun ideas for snacks to make while enjoying the game. With that said, it doesn’t need to be football season to enjoy football snacks! I like hosting game nights, and the same types of menus are popular for those as well. Snacky foods are so versatile regardless of the occasion.

A delicious spread of taco dip, taco ring, chile con queso, and tortilla chips on a colorful plate

When planning a football-watching (or anything-watching) get-together with friends, Tex Mex favorites are always a good idea. Here we’ve got some layer dip, a taco ring, and of course molten hot queso, made from scratch. I know you can simply buy a jar of queso and stick it in the microwave. You could melt together a block of Velveeta with a jar of salsa too. But what’s the fun in that? It’s actually quite easy to make queso from scratch, and it’s so tasty! I use my beloved homemade pickled jalapenos to really make it special.

Tortilla chip dipped in homemade queso, showing off a piece of pickled jalapeno

What really takes it over the edge for me is finding a bag of Tostitos emblazoned with the logo for the SIX TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!! Yep, I’m willing to shell out extra for the one marketed directly to me, a die hard Pats fan. Oh Tostitos, you really get me!

A bag of Tostitos tortilla chips, a bowl of tortilla chips, a bowl of homemade queso, and a dish of taco dip

Regardless of who you are rooting for on Sunday (or Monday or Thursday), this easy chile con queso totally satisfies that gooey cheese, spicy, snacky craving at game time. If you’re not into sports, no biggie. That’s not a prerequisite to enjoy this amazing queso. One must simply love spicy, tasty cheese dip! We are equal opportunity cheese-lovers here!

A delicious spread of taco dip, taco ring, chile con queso, and tortilla chips on a colorful plate

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Closeup of a tortilla chip dipped in chile con queso

What are your favorite snacks for game day? Are you more into dips or wings or something else? Leave me a note in the comments!

Chile con Queso

Homemade Chile con Queso is worlds better than the stuff in the jar. It's still utterly naughty with the inclusion of Velveeta, but with a generous dose of onion, garlic, and chiles, it's a definite winner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: dip recipes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Victoria

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 (7-ounce) can Ortega brand diced green chiles drained
  • 3/4 cup diced canned tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 cup drained canned or jarred sliced pickled jalapeno chiles
  • Tortilla chips for dipping

Instructions

  • Combine the oil, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cheese and stir frequently until melted. Add the green chiles, tomatoes, and pickled jalapenos and stir until heated through.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm with tortilla chips for dipping.

Notes & Nutrition

From Tacolicious
Servings 8.0 * calories 148 * Total Fat 8 g * Saturated Fat 3 g * Monounsaturated Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 30 mg * Sodium 906 mg * Potassium 11 mg * Total Carbohydrate 9 g * Dietary Fiber 0 g * Sugars 5 g * Protein 10 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*
Homemade chile con queso on a colorful plate with tortilla chips

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