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Chili’s Copycat Skillet Queso Recipe

This Chili's Copycat Skillet Queso Recipe is quick, simple, full of flavor and the perfect appetizer. If you are more of a savory person, you will go crazy for this dip. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you'd like.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese dip, chili's copycat recipe, Queso Dip, skillet queso
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) box Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili (No Beans)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag tortilla chips optional


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


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1502IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 1mg