Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

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00:25 6 Servings

Lunch Chorizo Oaxaca Cheese

Queso Fundido is a Mexican style of melted cheese, which typically has chorizo, mushrooms or poblano peppers inside. It’s served with chips or corn or flour tortillas so that everyone can make their own delicious quesadilla at the table. It’s a great no-fuss appetizer that can also be served as a main course.

This recipe calls for chorizo, but you can swap it for sliced sauteed mushrooms for a tasty vegetarian option.



  1. Preheat oven at 350°F. Remove casings from chorizos; crumble chorizo. In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook crumbled chorizo until well browned, stirring frequently. Drain excess grease or place cooked chorizo on a paper towel.
  2. Place the chorizo in a small clay pot or cast iron skillet (or any small baking dish), reserving a couple of tablespoons for garnish before serving. Top the chorizo with the cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
  3. Remove from oven and garnish with the reserved chorizo and cilantro if desired.
  4. Serve hot with tortillas, lime wedges and your salsa of choice.