Queso Fundido


Queso Fundido, a culinary delight hailing from Mexico, translates to “melted cheese” – a testament to its gooey, cheesy goodness. This classic Mexican snack has gained widespread popularity, offering a customizable treat that caters to every cheese lover’s palate. Dive into the rich flavors of melted cheese, savory sausage, and vibrant vegetables with this homemade Queso Fundido recipe. Whether it’s game night or a casual gathering, this dish promises to be the star of the table.

Recipe: Homemade Queso Fundido


  • 1/2 lb. Hot Breakfast Sausage or Chorizo
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Small Bell Peppers (any color), seeded and finely diced
  • 1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese (or Mozzarella), grated
  • Sprinkle of Chili Powder
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla Chips for serving


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large pan, cook and crumble the sausage until browned. Remove from the pan and drain excess fat.

Add diced onion and bell peppers to the pan. Cook until tender and golden brown. Set aside.

Layer 1/3 of the grated cheese in an ovenproof pan, followed by half of the cooked sausage.

Add another 1/3 of cheese, then the cooked vegetables, and almost all of the remaining cheese.

Top with the remaining sausage and cheese. Sprinkle lightly with chili powder.

Bake in the preheated oven for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Remove from the oven and top with diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Additional Tips:

  • Use a smaller pan for quicker consumption to prevent the cheese from hardening.
  • Customize your Queso Fundido with different cheese varieties and spices.
  • Ensure the dish is served hot right out of the oven for maximum enjoyment.


Yields : 12 serving(s) Prep Time : 10 mins Cook Time : 20 mins Total Time : 30 mins

Queso Fundido embodies the essence of comfort food – warm, gooey cheese paired with savory sausage and vibrant vegetables. This homemade recipe offers a delightful twist on the classic Mexican snack, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply indulging in a cozy night in, Queso Fundido is sure to satisfy your cravings and delight your taste buds. So gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and prepare to savor every cheesy bite of this irresistible dish.

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