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stretchy melted cheese in a skillet with chorizo and pico de Gallo.
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Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido. Melty cheese loaded up with spicy chorizo, green chiles, Pico de gallo, and fresh cilantro. Perfect for serving with tortilla chips for a fun appetizer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Serene


  • 1 9 oz pkg pork chorizo
  • cup onion miced
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups Oaxaca cheese shredded (can sub with mozzarella if needed)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • ½ cup pico de gallo
  • ¼ cup cilantro diced


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Cook the chorizo: heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Break apart the chorizo while it cooks.
  • Saute Onion: After chorizo is cooked, add the diced green chiles and onion and cook until onion is softened and translucent. 
  • Add Cheese: Top the cooked chorizo mixture with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake: 8-10 minutes until cheese is completely melted. 
  • Top: with pico de gallo, fresh diced cilantro.
  • Serve: with tortilla chips. 



  • Chorizo: (I typically am unable to drain any excess grease from chorizo..if needed grab a paper towel and soak up some of the grease around the chorizo after it’s cooked. 
  • Tip: Remove about 2 tablespoons of chorizo from the skillet to save to garnish the top of the queso after baking**
  • Diced Green Chiles: for more heat, substitute with fresh jalapeno, leave the seeds and membranes for more heat. Or use another Chile of choice. 


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 1mg