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queso fundido recipe in cast iron skillet

Queso Fundido Recipe

Queso Fundido Recipe is so easy to make with only six ingredients!  This queso is the best, hot, cheesy appetizer that always disappears fast!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 210kcal
Author Nichole


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ Large White Onion
  • 2 Cans Green Chilis drained
  • 8 Ounces Pork or Beef Chorizo
  • 8 Ounce Block Monterrey Jack Shredded
  • 8 Ounce Block Pepper Jack Cheese Shredded


  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees.
  • Add the butter to a large cast iron skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the onion and green chilis to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  • Add the chorizo to the skillet and cook, stirring and crumbling the meat constantly until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Pour the chorizo mixture onto a paper towel lined plate to drain the grease.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add half of the Monterrey Jack and half of the pepper Jack, then add half of the chorizo mixture.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Garnish with the remaining chorizo. Serve immediately with your favorite chips and/or warmed tortillas.


NOTE ON CHEESES:  I do not recommend substituting the Monterrey Jack.  If you want to sub the Pepper Jack, you can use Mozzarella instead for a more mild flavor.
NOTE:  This recipe can be made in any oven-proof dish, but a large cast iron is best.  You can double this recipe in a skillet 10 inches or larger.


Serving: 3Tablespoons | Calories: 210kcal