This Mexican Queso Fundido Recipe is made in under 15 minutes and is the only one you’ll need from now on.
This cheesy dip will be at the center of your table on Cinco de Mayo, so get ready!
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Why You’re Going To Love This Dip
- It’s delicious: Queso Fundido has a cheesy texture and savory dish that will satisfy your taste buds.
- It’s easy to make: This recipe is fairly simple to prepare and requires no fancy equipment. It’s perfect for those who want to whip up a quick and easy appetizer or snack.
- It’s versatile: Queso Fundido can be served as an appetizer or as a main course with some tortillas or crusty bread. You can also customize the recipe by adding different toppings like roasted vegetables or shredded chicken.
- It’s perfect for sharing: Queso Fundido is a great dish for parties or gatherings. It’s a crowd-pleaser that can be easily shared among friends and family.
- It’s a classic Mexican dish: Queso Fundido is a traditional Mexican dish that has been enjoyed for generations. Making it at home is a great way to connect with Mexican culture and cuisine.
Ingredients and Supplies
- Queso quesadilla or oaxaca cheese. This is the key ingredient in this dip.
- Onion. Pick a juicy yellow onion for your dip. Add bell peppers to this onion mix if you like.
- Garlic. Choose plump fresh cloves.
- Vegetable oil. Either olive or avocado oil is excellent for this recipe.
- Pico de gallo.
- Cilantro. Use fresh cilantro for this recipe.
How To Make This Queso Sauce
Step 1: Make the cheese mixture
Preheat oven to 425F
Grate the queso quesadilla. You can substitute Oaxacan cheese, mozzarella, or other good melting cheese.
Heat a skillet with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Dice the onion, and stir until the onions start to turn transparent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add half the grated cheese to a lightly oiled small cast iron skillet or small casserole dish. Spread the sauteed onion and garlic in a layer over the cheese. Add the rest of the cheese on top.
Step 2: Bake the dip
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the cheese melts. The time will vary depending on how deep the cheese is in your dish or pan.
Pour off any excess oil, then top with some pico de gallo and cilantro.
Tips and Substitutions
- Use a high-quality cheese that melts well. Avoid pre-shredded cheese as it may contain anti-caking agents that can prevent the cheese from melting smoothly.
- Use a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe dish for the best results. These materials retain heat well and help create a nice cheese crust.
- Garnish the queso fundido with fresh herbs like cilantro or green onions for a pop of color and flavor.
- Cheese: If you can’t find Oaxaca cheese, you can substitute it with Monterey Jack cheese or a blend of Mexican cheese.
- Toppings: Queso Fundido can be served with various toppings, such as diced tomatoes, jalapenos, or avocado. You can add your favorite toppings to create your own unique version of the dish.
- For a bit of heat, add in some chopped green chiles and add in a sprinkle of ground cumin to pair with them.
White American cheese.
Yes, the Spanish word for cheese is Queso.
Due to the tex-mex cuisine that is so popular in the US, queso has become a household word for cheese dip.
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- 12 oz package queso quesadilla or oaxaca cheese
- ¼ onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- ¼ cup pico de gallo
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Grate the queso quesadilla. You can substitute Oaxacan cheese, mozzarella, or other good melting cheese.
- Heat a skillet with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Dice the onion, and cook until the onions start to turn transparent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add half the grated cheese to a lightly oiled small cast iron skillet or small casserole dish. Spread the sauteed onion and garlic in a layer over the cheese. Add the rest of the cheese on top.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the cheese melts. The time will vary depending how deep the cheese is in your dish or pan.
- Pour off any excess oil, then top with some pico de gallo and cilantro.
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