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20 Minute Smoked Queso Dip

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 side servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Make the viral smoked queso dip in under 30 minutes! No charcoal grill or wood pellets necessary! It’s easy, delicious, and a total crowd pleaser! 




20 oz Velveeta

4 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded

4 oz Mexican Cheese blend

2 tsp liquid smoke

1 jalapeno, diced

1 small onion, diced

10 oz  chorizo

1 cup salsa

3 cloves garlic, minced


Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo or sausage and cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes, crumbling the chorizo or sausage as it cooks. Drain the excess fat; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the cast-iron skillet. Place in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir until well combined.  Spoon into serving dish, or serve right from the cast iron skillet!


Pop it under the broiler for a few minutes at the end if you like those crispy golden brown cheese bits.

Take out the jalapeno seeds if you’re not a fan of the extra heat

Store leftovers in an air tight container for up to a week. 

Keywords: queso; chorizo; dip; appetizer