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Spice up dinner tonight with a fun, Latin-themed appetizer. Chile con queso is easy to make, featuring wholesome ingredients like tomato salsa, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and Cabot’s one-of-a-kind sour cream. The recipe makes two cups or 14 servings, and it’s best when served fresh, though it can keep if necessary. The tomato salsa adds a refreshing layer of heat, but this dish isn’t too spicy. If you think your friends and family might like this recipe, please share it with them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Chile con queso is typically loaded with cheese, so be prepared—this recipe is a heavy one! Thankfully, you only need a few key ingredients to make the dish: Cabot Salted Butter, King Arthur Flour, tomato salsa (you can go with mild if you’re not keen on spicy dishes, or you can go with hot or extra hot if you’re in the mood for a fiery appetizer!), sour cream, and cheddar cheese. We recommend Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar or New York Extra Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, depending on how strong you like your cheddar cheese. Lastly, we recommend using tortilla chips for dipping, but you can use any kind of chip or cracker for this dip. The directions below highlight everything you need to know about how to make the dip. Remember that the sour cream will help make the dip a bit thicker.
Chile con queso is a perfect summertime recipe. If you’re in the mood for another chile-style dish, check out our recipe for Frito pie. We’re confident that you’ll love it. Cabot is a cooperative of 800 farm families. We’ve been making award-winning cheeses for generations. We understand how important it is to only serve the best to your friends and family at mealtime. We only use the most high quality ingredients in our cheeses and dairy products. Let us know your thoughts on our chile con queso recipe. If you have an opportunity, please rate and review it.
1 tablespoon Cabot Salted Butter
1 tablespoon King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
¾ cup mild, medium or hot tomato salsa
¼ cup Cabot Sour Cream
8 ounces Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated or Cabot New York Extra Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, (about 2 cups)
MELT butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir for about 30 seconds to cook flour.
STIR in salsa and cook, stirring, until mixture is simmering. Stir in sour cream.
ADD cheese and continue stirring until cheese is completely melted and mixture returns to simmer.
TRANSFER to bowl and serve hot, surrounded with chips.
Love this recipe! So simple, yet it tastes better than than the sludge cheese in the jars at the grocery store.
Who doesn’t love a good cheesy dip! Easy and tasty. Everyone really enjoyed this!