Queso Fundido Melted Cheese Dip | mexicanplease.com
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Single Serving Queso Fundido

Instead of being limited to "group appetizer" status, this single serving Queso Fundido is designed to be a quick meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 chorizo link (optional)
  • 1-2 cups cheese (Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or Oaxaca)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 garlic clove
  • chips (or tortillas)
  • stock (or water)
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • oil

Instructions

  • Roast the poblano in the oven at 400F for approx. 10-15 minutes
  • Saute the chorizo until cooked and set aside. I used 1/3 of a link for this batch.
  • Shred 1-2 cups of cheese
  • Dice 2-3 tablespoons of both onion and the roasted poblano, reserving the leftover poblano
  • Saute the onion in a dollop of oil for a couple minutes
  • Add the poblano to the skillet along with generous dashes of salt and pepper
  • Add the chorizo and cook until everything is at a uniform temp
  • Add the cheese and create a single even layer (using an ovenproof skillet or a baking dish)
  • Bake in the oven at 400F for 4-8 minutes
  • Meanwhile, add the leftover poblano and garlic to a blender along with a 1/4 sliver of the jalapeno
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of stock (or water) and pulse blend. Salt to taste and set aside.
  • Remove dish from oven when cheese is just finishing melting
  • Serve immediately with your choice of chips or warmed up tortillas
  • Garnish with cilantro and tomatoes (optional)

Notes

The cheese will continue to cook in the baking dish after being removed from the oven. Keep an eye on it and take it out just before it's finished melting.
You can omit the chorizo if you want to make a vegetarian version.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal