Chile con Queso

Chile con Queso Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Diced green chiles can be substituted for roasted green chiles.


Makes about 8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, undrained
2 (4-oz.) cans roasted diced green chiles
1 cup cottage cheese
2 (16-oz.) loaves pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
Assorted tortilla and corn chips
Toppings: grape tomato halves, pickled jalapeño slices


1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, and sauté until tender. Stir in diced pimiento and roasted green chiles, and sauté 1 minute. Set aside.

2. Process 1 cup cottage cheese in blender until creamy.

3. Place onion mixture, cottage cheese, and cubed cheese in a 4-qt. slow cooker; stir in evaporated milk. Cover and cook on LOW 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring gently every 20 minutes. Stir before serving. Serve with assorted tortilla and corn chips and desired toppings.

Kathy Holdman, Tornillo, Texas,

Southern Living

November 2006
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