Copycat Chili’s Queso recipe takes just minutes to make!! It’s not only simple but it’s delicious and addicting.
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!!) 😉
How to make chili’s queso
PREP. Cut Velveeta into cubes.
COMBINE + HEAT. Place in medium pot with remaining ingredients. Stir and heat until all cheese is melted.
ENJOY! Serve immediately.
Tips, Variations + SToring info
- Scoops are the best for picking up the dip, but average tortilla chips work well.
- Vegetables such as celery and carrots
- Crusty bread or breadsticks
- It can also be poured over tacos or nachos
Spicier: To make it spicier you can increase the amount of cumin and/or cayenne pepper. You could also consider topping the queso with sliced jalapenos.
Crockpot method: Place Velveeta cubes and all other ingredients into a crockpot and give it a good stir. Cook on low for 1-2 hours, or until the dip is hot and smooth. Turn to the warm setting until ready to serve.
STORE this dish in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or larger servings in the crockpot until warmed through.
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 Recipe
- 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
- Cut Velveeta into cubes. Place in medium pot with remaining ingredients.
- Stir and heat until all cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.