Queso Recipe (Chili’s Copycat)

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Andrea Published: March 24, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Queso (Chili’s Copycat)

This easy queso recipe makes cheesy and slightly spicy cheese dip just like Chili’s! It combines Velveeta cheese, chili, and warm spices for a tasty sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • 16ozvelveeta cheese
  • 1cupmilk
  • ½tspground cayenne pepper
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 15ozHormel Chili,(1 can), no beans
  • 3tspchili powder
  • ½tspcumin
  • 1tbsplime juice


  1. Cut the Velveeta into cubes. Place in medium pot with the milk, cayenne pepper, paprika, Hormel Chili, chili powder, cumin, and lime juicy.

  2. Stir and heat until all the cheese is melted.

  3. Serve immediately with chips, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 362.16kcal
  • Fat: 27.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.17g
  • Fiber: 3.43g
  • Sugar: 5.22g
  • Protein: 21.04g
  • Cholesterol: 81.18mg
  • Sodium: 551.05mg
  • Calcium: 572.46mg
  • Potassium: 380.26mg
  • Iron: 1.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 293.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 32.74mg
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