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Green Chile Queso Dip

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This easy green chili queso dip is the perfect party food! This easy appetizer recipe is just like mexican restaraunt style queso with a fun and zesty green chili twist!



2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 red onion, diced

2 tablespoons of all purpose flour

1 cup of milk

1 4.5 ounce can of green chilis

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 jalapeno, minced

1 cup of shredded monterey jack cheese

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

chopped cilantro + chips for serving


  1. In a small cast iron or heavy bottom skillet heat unsalted butter on medium heat until melted, 1-2 mins.
  2. Add in red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  3. Add in minced garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  4. Sprinkle flour over onion/garlic mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Pour milk to onion/butter mixture slowly. Whisk mixture continuously for 2-3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
  6. Whisk in salt, cumin, jalapeno and green chilis to queso base. Remove from heat and whisk in cheeses until everything has melted.
  7. Serve with freshly chopped cilantro and thick blue corn chips! 

Keywords: green chili, queso, happy hour, cheesy