Overhead view of Queso Fundido topped with chopped tomatoes and cilantro in a black cast iron skillet

Queso Fundido

This recipe literally has “fun” in its name! Queso Fundido, also known as molten cheese, is similar to fondue but with a spin! It has chorizo, peppers, and onion in it and is served with salsa, cilantro, and tortilla chips. Sounds fun, right? It’s a perfect dip for football season!

This recipe comes together quickly and easily after a bit of chopping. Be sure not to over-cook the cheese mixture because if you do, it can become too brown and hard.

For the salsa and chips, I used Xochitl brand. Their corn tortilla chips are delicious and come in different varieties including a Halloween colored variety and a Christmas colored variety, making them fun to serve at parties.

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Overhead view of Queso Fundido topped with chopped tomatoes and cilantro in a black cast iron skillet
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Gluten-Free Queso Fundido Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 12 ounces Mexican chorizo , casings removed and crumbled
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 poblano pepper , seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeded and minced
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup Xochitl salsa of choice
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Chopped cilantro , for garnish
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Xochitl Corn Tortilla Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large ovenproof skillet, cook the chorizo over medium high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and peppers and cook until the vegetables are soft and the chorizo is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add the cheeses, stir to combine, and put in the oven for 4-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly but is not browning and hardening. It should just be very “melty.”
  • Combine the salsa with the tomatoes, place on top and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately with chips.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Queso Fundido Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 454mg19%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 523IU10%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Appetizers Cheese Chili Peppers Chips Chorizo Dip Football Tomatoes Xochitl
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