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Chile Con Queso Cheese Dip

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


A party favorite, this dip is made with two kinds of cheeses, tomatoes, and chile peppers.

Serve the dip hot from a chafing dish or slow cooker. The dip is great with tortilla chips.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped mild green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces American cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


In a large skillet over medium low heat, melt butter. Sauté onion until tender. Add tomatoes, chiles, and salt, mashing tomatoes with a fork. Simmer, stirring a few times, for about 15 minutes. Add cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in cream. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

Serve in chafing dish, slow cooker, or other dish with heat.

Serve chile con queso dip with corn chips or vegetable dippers.

Sauté a little chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper with the onion for hotter dip.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Awesome Dip, Member jlynady

This dip is amazing. We actually ended up using the Ro*Tel Tomatoes with Chilis, and then added some diced jalepenos. Huge Success!! Thanks Jill

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