Chile con Queso

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chile con queso

Though we don’t always root for the same team, everyone can get behind the once-a-year excesses of the Super Bowl spread. This ooey gooey cheesy appetizer is totally addicting and perfect for the big game. Lactose intolerant folks be afraid, be very afraid!

Anyone who knows me, knows my famous chile con queso. This recipe is my go-to potluck contribution, its easy and a crowd pleaser. This recipe falls into the Tex-Mex category. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Tex-Mex, but it is definitely not authentic Mexican. So to all our Mexican foodies out there, try it you’ll like it…it’s naughty.

chile con queso

Chile con Queso

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  • 1 pound 16 oz. Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 jalapenos, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped


  • Combine Velveeta with water in microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Mix until Velveeta is completely melted. You may need to add more water depending on your ideal consistency.
  • Stir in tomatoes, jalapenos, and onion.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve with assorted cut-up fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.


Calories: 1059kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 91g, Fat: 48g, Saturated Fat: 32g, Cholesterol: 191mg, Sodium: 7209mg, Potassium: 2009mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 5789IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 2629mg, Iron: 1mg

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Photography by Jeanine Thurston