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Queso Fundido con Chorizo

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo is melted cheese topped with chorizo. It’s a simple appetizer that can be served as a dip with chips or spoon it onto a fresh Flour Tortilla.

Queso Fundido with chorizo in a yellow ramekin.

Queso Fundido translates to ‘melted cheese’, and that’s exactly what this Mexican appetizer consists of. Unlike a Queso dip that is creamy and more fluid, queso fundido is thicker and will harden as it cools. Bake the dip right before you plan on serving it.

You’ll find Queso fundido in Mexico served as an appetizer with warm tortillas or alongside Carne Asada Tacos. It comes to your table in a hot skillet with the cheese still bubbly, it’s so good!


You only need 2 ingredients to make queso fundido con chorizo, Cheese and Chorizo.

Oaxaca cheese and pork chorizo on a plate.

For the cheese, choose a good melting cheese like Oaxaca, Asadero, Monterrey Jack, or Mozzarella are all good options.

Choose any type of Mexican chorizo you prefer. It can be pork, beef, or soy chorizo. Make sure it is not Spanish chorizo, which is firm and not crumbly.

How to Make

Begin by cooking the chorizo in a skillet over medium heat. Using a cast iron skillet or oven-safe skillet will allow you to make and serve the queso fundido out of the same skillet.

Cooked chorizo in a cast iron skillet.

Cooked chorzio will have some crispy brown edges. If you plan on baking the fundido in the same skillet, remove half of the chorizo to save for garnish. Otherwise add half of the chorizo to the baking dish you are using and top with all the shredded cheese.

Shredded white cheese in a yellow ramekin.

Place the skillet or ramekin in a pre heated 350°F oven and bake it for 10 minutes or until the cheese is completly melted and bubbly. You do not want to overbake the cheese because it will taste rubbery.

Melted cheese in a yellow ramekin.

Remove the melted cheese from the oven and add the remaining chorizo on top. Serve the queso fundido immediately. Remind your guests or family that the dish or skillet will be very hot.

Queso Fundido topped with chorizo and corn tortilla chips.

Keep in mind that as the cheese cools, it will harden. If by chance you have any leftovers, reheat the cheese again in the oven until it is melted.

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What to Serve with Queso Fundido

Feature image of queso fundido topped with chorizo in a yellow ramekin.

Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Queso Fundido con Chorizo is melted cheese topped with chorizo. Serve it as a dip with tortilla chips or spoon it onto a flour tortilla.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 10 ounce Oaxaca Cheese or a similar white melting cheese
  • 8 ounce Mexican Chorizo
  • Tortilla Chips or Tortillas for Serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cook the chorizo in a oven-safe skillet. Once done, remove half of the chorizo and set aside.
  • Add shredded Oaxaca cheese to the skillet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Try not to overbake the cheese.
  • Remove from the oven, top with the remaining chorizo and serve immediately with tortilla chips or warm tortillas.



When serving the queso fundido, remind your guests that the skillet will be very hot.
Once the cheese cools it will harden. This dish needs to be served immediately after baking it. 


Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 16gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 692mgVitamin A: 212IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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