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Quick Chili con Queso Recipe

Quick Chili con Queso Recipe

I love to make this dip for parties, because it is so easy and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I double the recipe and prepare it in my slow cooker, because it will not scorch. This makes it completely worry-free when entertaining.—Marie Stout, APO, AP
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6-7 servings


  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 6-7 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 2-3/4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.