Are you dishin’ up tacos and margaritas this Cinco De Mayo? Is it a beautiful Saturday afternoon? Is it a rainy Tuesday? Then this Chile Con Queso dip recipe is for you!

There are few things better in this world than ooey, gooey, melty cheese. We combine two varieties in our queso dip for a way better combo: cheddar and pepper jack. The two cheeses combine to add just the right mix of sharpness, kick, and consistency.

Pepperjack and cheddar combine with spicy jalapeno for the perfect chile con queso dip!

We like our cheese with a nice and spicy kick, so we’ve included three diced jalapeños in our queso recipe. Want to kick it up further? Leave in the seeds. Want to dial back the spice to a nice Midwestern level? Be sure to remove the veins and seeds from your jalapeño and start small. Add a half or one pepper to your skillet. You can always top the queso with additional raw peppers for those craving the heat.

Kick up the heat with this ooey, gooey, peppery chile con queso dip!

Our chile con queso is the perfect addition to your appetizer spread or a welcome side dish to your fajita fiesta. Be sure to grab a bag (or three!) of your favorite Way Better Snacks to pair with your cheesy dip. We love the Black Bean chips with this dip, or double the spice with Sweet Chili!


Chile Con Queso

  • prep: 10 minutes
  • cook: 15 minutes
  • servings: 4-6


1 Tbsp of butter

1/2 onion diced (about 1/2 cup)

3 jalapeño peppers, diced

1 tsp ground cumin

4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1/4 cup chopped canned green chilies

1 Tbsp of flour

1/2 cup of milk

8 oz. cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded

8 oz. pepper jack cheese, cubed or shredded

Salt & Pepper

1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped

1 tomatoes, diced

1 bag Way Better Snacks Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are softened.

Add the jalapeños and cook for another minute before adding the cumin, garlic, and green chilies.

Diced chiles and jalapeños combine for a deep and spicy base for this way better queso dip.

Cook for one minute before adding the flour. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan, incorporating the flour as much as possible for about one minute, then add the milk and stir vigorously to mix in.

Continue stirring until the mixture thickens (about a minute), then add the cheese in batches and cook over medium-low heat until it is all melted. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Serve hot, topped with cilantro and tomato, along with Way Better Snacks Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips.

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