Queso Fundido
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Queso Fundido recipe is amazingly cheesy and is an easy dip to make for your next party or Mexican food night! This can be your main course served with tortillas or an appetizer served with chips.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
  • ½ pound spicy breakfast sausage (ex. Jimmy Dean, Chorizo)
  • 1 medium-size onion, diced
  • 2 small bell peppers (any color), seeded and chopped
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, freshly shredded
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 1 14.5 oz. can Tuttorosso petite diced tomatoes, drained of juice
  • ¼ cup fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips or Fritos, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble the sausage until no longer pink.
  3. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Pour excess fat out of skillet.
  5. Add onions and bell peppers to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the veggies are softened, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. To build the Queso Fundido in your OVEN-PROOF skillet (use a shallow baking dish if you don't have one), place ⅓ of the cheese on the bottom. Add half the sausage on top of the cheese. Add another third of the cheese and then as much of the veggie mixture as you prefer.
  7. Add almost all of the remaining cheese, the remainder of the sausage, then the cheese you have left. If you have a bit of ingredients left over, that is fine. Make sure ingredients reach top of skillet or dish.
  8. Lightly sprinkle chili powder over the whole top.
  9. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and slightly bubbling (don't let it harden too much, you want it very gooey!)
  10. Remove from the oven, evenly top with the diced tomatoes and cilantro, and serve immediately (it's best when hot) with tortilla chips!
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/queso-fundido/