Chili’s Queso Recipe

Copycat Chili’s Queso recipe is so good and takes just minutes to make!! If you’ve had the bottomless chips, salsa and queso at Chili’s restaurant, then you’ll know just how good this recipe is. It’s not only simple but it’s delicious and addicting.

Chili's Queso recipe

Chili’s Queso

Did you make it until midnight? I’m happy to report that we actually did!! Amazing, I know! All of us were awake at midnight and all of us were down and out for the count ten minutes after that, lol! Haha. Even though our New Year’s Eve was filled with fun and appetizers, I still have a few appetizers I wanted to share with you this week that will be perfect for Superbowl coming up, like today’s recipe for Chili’s queso recipe.

The recipe is one the hubby wanted has been dying for me to try. Every time we go to Chili’s he orders the queso and loves it! He knew we could find a copycat version and we did, and it taste JUST LIKE Chili’s version.  I LOVE the salsa too, which I finally figured out how to make (for the recipe go HERE).  We only made one minor adjustment but we are so glad that we can now make the queso recipe and salsa at home without going to Chili’s (since going to a restaurant with 6 kids isn’t so easy these days!!) 😉


Chili's Queso

If you like Chili’s Skillet Queso then you’ll want to try these other dips/sauces too…

I’m happy to report that this recipe was super easy too which makes it even better in my book!

Chili's Queso

Copycat Chili's Queso recipe is so good and takes just minutes to make!! If you've had the bottomless chips, salsa and queso at Chili's restaurant, then you'll know just how good this recipe is. It's not only simple but it's delicious and addicting.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 200 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 16 oz Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 15 oz can Hormel Chili (no beans)
  • 3 tsp chili powder (less if you want it more mild)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  1. Cut Velveeta into cubes. Place in medium pot with remaining ingredients.

  2. Stir and heat until all cheese is melted.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chili's Queso
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1239mg 52%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 48.6%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Chili's Copycat Skillet Queso - so good and takes just minutes to make!! It's great served at parties and holiday functions.


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    Amy W

    Oh my. Please stop with these amazingly delicious looking dishes! I’ve already made a handful of yours and my waistline needs a break. (hee hee)

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!! I guess I’m not helping with the New Years Resolutions, huh? 😉


    That looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it out on my recipe guinea pig (also known as my hubby!)
    Thanks to you, I also plan on getting a food processor just so I can make the hummus I keep seeing floating around your blog! We’re obsessed with hummus and that would be so much more affordable!

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks for stopping by, Amber!! I know you’ll love the Queso AND the hummus!! 😀

    Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    I am trying this recipe on Friday… Looks so darn good!


    I haven’t had the queso at Chili’s in ages – I need to make this!!

      Lil' Luna

      You’ll love it!! Easy AND delicious. 🙂 Thx for stopping by!

    jen @ tatertots and jello

    That looks so good! I love queso!



    Delicious!! I’ve made something similar before, but I never added extra seasonings. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks so much 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Of course, Crystal!! If you like Chili’s queso you’ll love this recipe. 🙂


    cream cheese dip sounds good

    shawnna griffin

    hey girl- this looks amazing! Y’all have a great weekend!


    I enjoy so much read all your recipes, are simple, easy, delicious, cheap, that is what I am looking for.
    I am from Panama
    thank you so much for your time, and love to share with all of us your recipes
    A lot of people has different website talking about food, but when I read you have 6 kids…I said…OMG…..she has to know a lot of food, because feed kids and husband itsn’t easy….so I have to follow her to lear more how to prepare jummy food.
    God bless your beautiful and amazing family
    Again Luna…thank you so much, and keep going on working…

      Kristyn Merkley

      You are the sweetest!! Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy that you found my blog!

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