The Best Queso Ever...I don't kid around about these things.

Remember when I mentioned that I used to be a flight attendant?  Well, back in "the day," airlines used to have magazines for passengers to read.  Seriously.  Real magazines...not that SkyMall business.
Seriously the BEST queso ever! |

And we weren't supposed to, but on long flights, I *might* have looked at an occasional magazine.  *Might.* And I *might* have copied this recipe from one...but I DIDN'T RIP IT OUT.
That's work ethic, people.

Anyway, I believe the original recipe is from Southern Living.  I doubled the amount of cheese...well, it's Velveeta...almost cheese.

This recipe calls for an odd ingredient...Hormel Chili.  I know, it seems strange.  Just trust me here.

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The Best Queso EVER

16 ounces Velveeta, cut into cubes
1 (15 ounce) can Hormel Chili (NO beans)
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel (diced tomatoes & green chiles)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

Combine everything in a crockpot (or slow-cooker if you're being fancy) until warm and the cheese is melted.  Serve with tortilla chips.

This is also really yummy served out of a hollowed-out bread bowl with cubes of bread and for dipping.

{Also, the last time I made this was on Christmas, and I feel a little funny taking a zillion pictures of food while people are watching, so 2 pics only.  I didn't want you to wait.  You NEED this recipe for college bowl games, the Super Bowl, New Years Day.  NEED.}


  1. bookmarked! Bern-Dogg will love you for this!

  2. My family LOVES this queso! Sometimes we add salsa in place of the Rotel! Yum!

  3. Velveeta is required for a really good Queso! Looks fantastic!

  4. Ok I don't know if I want to make this, it's too easy and I know I will love it...I already have a major issue with you introducing me to the biscoff cookies. I *might* have finally found them here and *might* have eaten a whole pack in two days.

  5. OMG I agree with Melissa! First off, this is all stuff I already have in my pantry, so I seriously want to go make it right now. And as for the biscoff cookies, I *might* have eaten them as fast as Melissa did...

  6. I just made this for our Christmas Eve is amazing!

  7. make something very similar--it's addictive. very yummy.

  8. I love your humor....and I always enjoy reading your blog!

  9. We are queso connoisseurs in this house...I mean you saw all the cheese in my fridge :)
    I will have to try and report back...totally in the name of research.

  10. I have been making this for years and sometimes I use the chili with beans because I like it with them!!! Fry out some hot sausage and drain it well on papers towels, add it to the pot and oh my it is so GOOOD!

  11. I wonder if had you found it in a magazine in say, a doctors waiting area, would you have ripped it out. I have thumbed through so many mags whilst waiting for my doctor with missing recipe pages! ;)

  12. Have made this for years, always a crowd pleaser and it seems like I never make enough! :)

  13. Totally made this for new years eve! My husband and brother in law agreed it was the best queso ever! I love your savory (and sweet!) sections :0)

  14. Wow, I feel as if I've been living under a rock. Most people commenting have made this for years. I've never made it! Looks delicious and yes, perfect for Superbowl gatherings or any gatherings actually.

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  16. We call this Chili's queso because it tastes just like the queso that Chili's serves!! Its the BEST!!! Although, I am fairly certain that we have never added cayenne. That is genius my dear!


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