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Queso Chipotle Recipe

queso chipotle recipe

As a food enthusiast, I always love to experiment with new recipes. One of my recent favorites is the Queso Chipotle recipe. This appetizer is perfect for any occasion, and it’s a sure hit among both kids and adults. The combination of melted cheese, smoky chipotle peppers, and spices create a flavorful dip that’s hard to resist. In this article, I’ll share with you my version of the Queso Chipotle recipe along with some tips and tricks to make it even better.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Appetizer
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes for garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and chipotle peppers, and cook for another minute.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onion mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk and cook until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  7. Transfer the queso to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes, if desired.
  8. Serve warm with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Nutritions Table

Nutrition InformationAmount per Serving
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat8g
Total Carbohydrates5g
Dietary Fiber0g
Total Sugars3g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use other types of cheese?
  • A: Yes, you can use other types of cheese that melt well, such as pepper jack or Colby jack.
  • Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can make the queso ahead of time and reheat it in the microwave or on the stove. However, the texture may be slightly different.
  • Q: Can I freeze the queso?
  • A: It’s not recommended to freeze the queso as it may separate when thawed.
  • Q: Can I adjust the spiciness of the queso?
  • A: Yes, you can adjust the amount of chipotle peppers to your liking. Start with one pepper and add more if you prefer it spicier.

Recipes Tips

If you want to make the queso even creamier, you can add a few tablespoons of cream cheese or sour cream to the mixture. This will also help to balance out the spiciness if you used too much chipotle.

To make the queso even more flavorful, you can add other ingredients such as cooked ground beef, chorizo, or diced tomatoes and green chilies. Just make sure to adjust the seasoning accordingly.

If you want to keep the queso warm for a longer period of time, you can transfer it to a slow cooker or fondue pot. This will also make it easier for your guests to serve themselves.

Overall, the Queso Chipotle recipe is a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make and customize. It’s perfect for game day, parties, or even a quick snack. Give it a try and let me know what you think!