One Skillet Queso Fundido with Chorizo

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Do you love ordering a queso at your favorite restaurant and seeing a piping hot little pan of cheese appear at your table with all the fun add-ins and chips? Wait until you try this question, plus the deliciousness of the sausage. This easy, from-scratch recipe is a delicious one-pan miracle! It’s simply the best and takes just minutes to make. Next time you’re crazy about queso, you’ll know what to do and you’ll be an expert at making queso in no time!

Vegetarian options:

We know that not everyone eats pork, or even meat in general. You can always substitute your favorite plant-based sausage, usually made with soy, for the sausage.

What is Melted Cheese?

Queso Fundido is a Mexican-style queso or melted cheese, usually with some chorizo, onions and/or peppers folded into it. It is closely related to “Queso Flameado,” or flamed cheese, served on the table. Queso Fundido is commonly served as an appetizer at Mexican steakhouses and grills, along with chips and tortillas.


The cheeses most commonly used in authentic queso fundido are Asadero, Manchego and Chihuahua cheeses. These cheeses are hard to find outside of Mexico. Oaxaca (pronounced “Wah-Haw-Kah”) is a Mexican staple, especially in the state named after it. It’s often called “quesadillas” because it’s the most widely used cheese, used in quesadillas and in dishes that call for melted cheese.

All of these cheeses have a mild flavor and a silky texture when melted. Oaxaca is very common and you should be able to find it at your local supermarket or Latin grocery store. If you can’t find Oaxaca or any other cheese, Mozzarella and Muenster are very similar and can be used as a substitute. If you prefer a lighter flavor, try adding a half cup of crisp white cheddar cheese to the mix. Simple, simple, and cheesy Mexican.

Can I make One Skillet Queso Fundido with Chorizo ​​without a cast iron pan?

Yes, you can also use a regular griddle pan for this dish. Cook sausage, onions, and poblano peppers as directed in a regular skillet. Stir the cheese and transfer all of this to a small ungreased baking dish, such as a 7×11 pan, 2-quart casserole dish, or even a pie plate.