Chili’s Copycat Skillet Queso

I have a blog BFF over at High Heels and Grills.  We became instant friends through our blogs and talk and Facebook all the time together about random things.  We even got to meet each other a couple of weeks ago!  She is such an amazing person and friend.  But we never seem to talk about what we are making on our blogs.  So a couple of weekends ago, I found this recipe for Chili’s queso.  And you already know from my cajun chicken pasta recipe that we are obsessed with Chili’s.  Their queso is so amazing that we even pay the extra 50 cents to get it in the 2 for $20 deal.  I HAD to try this recipe ASAP!  So I set out to find a skillet.  After 5 stores we had no success of finding one.  On that Monday Sarah posted the same recipe on her site!  So now not only is she awesome, she has good taste too!  I found the skillet on Amazon, of course and made this delicious recipe.  IT IS EXACT.  Me and the hubby were in Chili’s queso heaven.  We saw a glimpse of our future last night being able to make large amounts of queso at home and living fat and happily ever after.  

Rating: 5 stars Difficulty of Recipe: 1 star
Things that I changed: Nothing
Things that I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make it again?  OF COURSE!



Ingredients:
16 ounce box Velveeta cheese
1 cups milk
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
15 ounce can Hormel Chili (No Beans)
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1. Cut the velveeta into cubes

2. Combine the cheese with remaining ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
3. Stir Frequently until the cheese melts.  
4. Enjoy with tortilla chips!
Alyssa

Comments

    • Lanae says

      This is awesome! I’m eating it right now. Turned out just right. Tostito’s recently came out with a chip that is pretty close to the Chili’s chips. It’s Cantina Thin and Crispy or something like that. My husband and I both worked at Chili’s a long time ago. Thanks for this yummy recipe!

  1. says

    I love Chili’s queso!!! I used to be waitress at the Chili’s in Cambridge and then London restaurants. We had to learn every single ingredient for every single dish on the menu. I will defiantly want to try and make it myself at home, thanks for the recipe! I just wanted to say that the Chili’s queso definatly had meat in it and your recipe doesn’t! Is this because your vegetarian or did not think it had meat in it?

  2. Maria says

    If you put any tortilla chips in the microwave for 1 minute on high for a large bowlful, you’ll be amazed at how fragrant, fresh and crisp they taste!

  3. Rebecca says

    I just made this and my daughter and I are eating it. It’s really good! Not exactly like Chili’s but close enough. It has a little more heat than the Chili’s version but that is fine with me! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Alyssa says

      Ok so we went to Chili’s last week and I think their queso isnt as good anymore! My hubby said that he actually likes this version better!

  4. Shari Vestane says

    Made this today and both hubby and I thought it was a bit too cheesy. Next time I’ll only use 3/4 of the Velveeta brick. Other than that, it was very tasty and very much like the restaurant’s version!

  5. Laura says

    Yummy yummy in our tummies! It’s been a few years since I’ve had the Chili’s original but this is just as I remember it. The recipe is terrific. I cooked it on medium low so the velveeta wouldn’t burn. If you’re in a pinch for time, I’m pretty sure you could do this in the microwave. I’d suggest stirring it frequently.

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