Queso Fundido is for all cheese lovers, because when it comes fresh out of the oven you know this is delicious and so good. Better know how easy you can make it at home. Serve with tortilla chips or eat with tortillas and let me tell you this will be a staple that the whole family will love in no time.
Give me some chips or veggies and I know what I’m making for lunch or dinner.
Even better then to have hot dip recipes like my Hot Cheese Dip and this Queso Fundido is no exception.
What is Queso Fundido
Queso Fundido means simply melted cheese and here are the reasons why you want to make it.
It has wonderful flavors and textures.
Tastes like in an amazing restaurant and is so easy to prepare.
Melty, cheesy and just wonderful.
You can easily make a bigger batch.
Great for meal prep. Just bake whenever you want.
What you need for this Queso Fundido recipe
Dairy free cheese: use whatever you want and like. It wiill taste amazing with any you add.
Sausages: I use plant based ones which add a great meaty and delicious texture. Combined with cheese who doesn’t want this? It is always a winning combo and I cook the sausages in olive oil along with garlic and onions.
Tomatoes add another layering of texture and freshness. You can also use salsa, but it won’t taste as fresh as with tomatoes.
Jalapenos are great for a little bit of a spicy kick. I tell you these are great, but you can totally leave them out, if you don’t like anything spicy.
Cilantro really shines and goes well with the other components, delicious.
How to make Queso Fundido
Preheat oven to 410F and set a 8×11 inch casserole ready.
In a skillet, heat olive oil. Cook diced onions, garlic, and sausage bits for around 3 minutes. Set aside.
Chop tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos and transfer them to a small mixing bowl. Season with a pinch salt of pepper and mix well.
Assembling your dip
Before you start, reserve 1 Tbs of the sausage mixture and 1/2 a cup of the tomatoes for garnish.
Start with giving half of the sausage mixture to the bottom of your casserole, followed by half of the tomatoes, then half of the cheese. Repeat with the rest.
Bake for 15 minutes. Garnish with reserved tomato mixture and sausage crumbles. Serve hot with tortilla chips.
Tips and tricks
You can eat leftovers of the Queso Fundido for 3 days and don’t forget to reheat. This is a dip that should always be served hot and not cold. Warm it up in the oven or microwave until hot and melty again.
Instead of jalapenos you can also use serrano pepper.
To make in advance: prepare everything for around 2 days and bake when you ready and want.
Also a great filling for wraps or tacos.
Other recipes to try
- 4 cups dairy free cheese
- 16 oz plant based sausage, chopped
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 lb tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/3 cup jalapenos, diced
- salt, pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 410F and I set a 8x11 inch casserole ready.
- Heat oil in a skillet until hot. Then add onions, garlic, and sausages. Cook for around 3 minutes.
- Transfer chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos into a small mixing bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Reserve 1 Tbs of the sausage mix and 1/2 cup of the tomatoes for serving.
- Start by adding half of the sausage to the bottom of your casserole, followed by half of the tomatoes and half of the cheese. Repeat with the rest.
- Bake for 15 minutes and serve. Garnish with tomato mixture and sausage crumbles.
- Leftovers are great for 3 days and reheat in the microwave or oven. This is a dip that should be always served hot.
- Instead of jalapenos you can also use serrano pepper.
- Make in advance: prepare everything for 2 days. Bake when you ready and want.
- It is also a great filling for wraps or tacos.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 630mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g