Chili Con Queso 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lb spicy breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped cilantro
  • tortilla chips


Grating Cheese

In a small bowl whisk together the milk and cornstarch. Grate the cheeses.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, chopped green chilies and garlic and cook two minutes. Add the sausage and crumble, cooking until the sausage is no longer pink. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute.

Adding Cheese

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheeses. Add in the paprika and salt and place in a serving dish.

Queso Fundido

Garnish the dip with chopped tomato and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.


Make sure to remove the milk mixture from the heat before adding the cheese to prevent it from curdling.

While grating cheese takes a bit more effort, we think it adds a creaminess pre-grated cheese can't give. After all, pre-grated cheese is usually filled with potato starch.

Perfect Pairing

Cool off with our Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca