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Quick Chili con Queso

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.
  • Makes
    2-3/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jun 19, 2011

    This is delicious and only takes take 5 minutes to put together and 7 minutes in the microwave.

  • Aquarelle
    Dec 30, 2007

    Use a good-quality black bean salsa, like Mrs. Renfro's, and this will be awesome. I use a 1.5-quart slow cooker to keep the dip warm.