Chili’s Copycat Skillet Queso Recipe

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 If you liked our Chili’s Copycat Salsa Recipe, then you will love this!  It is so good warm so the cheese is all gooey.  This makes a great appetizer or snack.

Serves: 8-10

Chili's Copycat Skillet Queso Recipe

Love Chili's Queso Dip? Now you can make it right at home. It's the perfect party appetizer.

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 16-ounce box Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 15-ounce can Hormel Chili (No Beans)
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Cut the Velveeta cheese into cubes.
  2. Combine the cheese with the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Stir frequently until cheese melts. Enjoy with tortilla chips or bread.

(Recipe from Everything in Moderation)

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19 Responses to “Chili’s Copycat Skillet Queso Recipe”

  1. i made this and it was very very good. however i changed a few things and eyeballed alot. but instead of hormel, i used ground beef seasoned with quite a few things, all mexican. i used 12 ounces velveta, 3/4 cans of rotel tomatos to give it some tomato bits( i dont like salsa.. wierd right? or else i would have added a little bit of that), a splash of milk and all the spices you mentioned, just less. it was the bomb! way better than chili's. thank you so much for the great idea! even though i didnt make it exactly how you did, im so happy! the cheese was the perfect texture and stayed the right consistency as it cooled down. thanks so much for posting this! my husband says its one of the best things he's had.. so I guess I will be cooking this until im 99 years old and bed ridden. :)
  2. i made this and it tasted the exact same as our chills queso (i work at chilis) the only problem was is that i had to dump the 1st batch because the 1 cup of milk was too watery. so the second time i made it i only used 1/4 cup of milk. 1 cup is way too much and i was wrong in my 1st comment. chills queso does not have beans. its only chili and velveeta. just like you wrote it.
  3. Just whipped up a batch exactly as you have it written here. I think the 1 cup of milk is perfect. Any less, and it gets too thick to quick. It also helps cut down the spice kick. I think this version has a little more kick than the Chili's version, so I might cut down on that next time. But it is a great knock of version! Thanks for posting.
  4. My grandkids LOVE Chili's Queso so they were excited to try this. We made it today and they all loved it, they said it was better than Chili''s. I did put about a half can of refried beans in with the chili. Will be making this often.

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