Green Chile Skillet Queso

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Creamy, delicious, and fresh Green Chile Skillet Queso is full of flavor in just one skillet- and so easy to make with real, fresh cheese for a stretchy, addictive dip! 

Green Chile Skillet Queso--- YUM!


One of my favorite recipes ever is my green chile queso- we literally call it crack dip in our house because it is so addictive. My go-to recipe includes velveeta- which really only barely counts as cheese. It’s super delicious, but in addition to being loaded with calories (like any good dip should be), it is full of processed ingredients. I wanted to make something fresh, with more developed flavor and lots of ooey, gooey stretchy cheese just like a restaurant would serve.

This Green Chile Skillet Queso is one of my favorite new recipes- and it was so incredibly easy. I don’t know if we will ever go back to the processed stuff again!

Creamy green chili white queso

I know a lot of people shy away from making their own cheese dip because real cheese can respond funny when heated. It can get too oily, separate, or go lumpy- not the perfect texture you want from a cheese dip. I found the perfect cheeses (I love Cacique USA cheese- their Mexican style cheese is super affordable and really easy to find- I find them in the specialty dairy section in my grocery store)- be sure to pay attention to the type of cheese you buy- as you need a part skim melting cheese to make this taste right and have the ideal texture. I do also like to mix in some crumbly queso fresco for a bit of zip- and I crumble it over the top as well.

This queso isn’t just delicious- it is really pretty when served in a platter and topped with garnishes. I just serve it in the skillet I cook it in- no need to dirty a dish!

This is the perfect appetizer for super bowl parties, tailgating, or other group events. I hope you love it as much as I do!

This is the most delicious queso- and so easy to make from fresh ingredients and real cheese!

Green Chile Skillet Queso dip with tortilla chips.

Green Chile Skillet Queso

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Creamy, delicious, and fresh Green Chile Skillet Queso is full of flavor in just one skillet- and so easy to make with real, fresh cheese for a stretchy, addictive dip!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups hatch green chile sauce
  • 1 Oaxca Cheese, package Cacique USA
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco, divided in half
  • 1 to mato, diced
  • cilantro, green onions, diced


  1. In a large, heavy cast iron skillet, heat olive oil.
  2. Add diced onion and cook until browned- about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in green chile (be careful so it doesnt bubble up and spill over)
  4. Stir well.
  5. Tear oaxca cheese into chunks and add to green chile and onions.
  6. Stir to melt cheese, make sure to mix well.
  7. Add in one half of the queso fresco.
  8. When all cheese is melted, and the dip looks evenly mixed, remove from heat.
  9. Top with second half of queso fresco, tomato, cilantro and green onions.
  10. Serve with chips, celery, vegetables, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 47Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 46mgCarbohydrates 1gProtein 1g

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This is the most delicious homemade queso ever!


This is the most delicious queso ever!

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