Queso Fundido

Our family has gone to Cancun a few times on vacation and we always stay at Moon Palace. We love it! It’s huge with tons of land and probably 20+ pools. It’s spread out with lots of walking paths, a beach, golf (mini and regular) and a spa. There are a million restaurants too. The staff treats all the guests like kings and queens, everything is their pleasure. Unfortunately we couldn’t go this year but this recipe kind of brought Cancun to us.

There’s one restaurant called Los Tacos and my favorite menu item is Queso Fundido. It’s melted cheese…right up my alley! When we decided to make it we were trying to recreate the Queso Fundido from Los Tacos. I’d say it was a smashing success! Now if only we had a pool to sit at, drinks handed to us left and right and a week off from work. Boo.

Now…you all know that football season is officially starting, right? I didn’t know to be honest, but Kara reminded me today. Queso Fundido is a perfect recipe to serve to a hungry football crowd. It’s easy to make and it’s an excellent snacky food.

Here are some other recipes that would be great to serve for the game.

Pan Fried Onion Dip
Baked Fontina
Queso Blanco
Meatball Sliders
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Cliff’s Favorite Chili
Jalapeno Poppers
Fried Pickles
Panko Mozzarella Sticks

Go Bears!


Here’s what you’ll need


Start by finely chopping half a jalapeno


Cook the chorizo.


Throw in the jalapeno


And a sprinkle each of garlic powder and onion powder


Meanwhile cut the cheese into small cubes


pour the cheese and meat into a baking dish


Pop it in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly


Muy delicioso!


Perfect with a salty chip!!



Queso Fundido

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 16 oz Chihuahua Cheese
  • 1/2 lb Chorizo
  • 1/2 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Cut a jalapeno in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds. Finely dice the jalapeno and set aside.
  • In a cast iron pan or skillet, start to brown the chorizo. Add in the jalapeno, garlic powder and onion powder and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  • While the chorizo cooks cut the Chihuahua Cheese into 1-inch cubes. Place the cheese in an oven safe baking dish and pour the chorizo evenly on top. Bake until melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Keyword Queso Fundido