Chili Con Queso


Dips Spreads & Dressings


2 cups (or eight 1/4 cup servings)

This Chili con Queso is a perfect game day recipe for any crowd.

Spice up dinner tonight with a fun, Latin-themed appetizer. Chili con Queso is easy to make, featuring wholesome ingredients like tomato salsa, Cabot 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.

Chili 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.

Chili con queso is a perfect summertime recipe. If you’re in the mood for another chili-style dish, check out our recipe for Frito pie. We’re confident that you’ll love it. Cabot is a cooperative of American farm families throughout New York and New England and 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 chili con queso recipe. If you have an opportunity, please rate and review it.



  1. MELT butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir for about 30 seconds to cook flour.
  2. STIR in salsa and cook, stirring, until mixture is simmering. Stir in sour cream.
  3. ADD cheese and continue stirring until cheese is completely melted and mixture returns to simmer.
  4. TRANSFER to bowl and serve hot, surrounded with chips.




per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
12 grams
Saturated Fat
6.5 grams
38 milligrams
375 milligrams
4 grams
0.5 grams
7.5 grams
201 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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