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17 Queso Recipes Your Life Absolutely Needs

We are equal queso opportunists, and with these recipes, we think you will be too.

You know what we like? Cheese. You know how we like it? Melted. Well, fine, we like cheese every way we can get it, but melted cheese is an especially intense passion of ours. And though none of us are particularly attached to what happens during the NFL season/postseason, it usually means queso -- and, friends, queso season is upon us.

There are sort of two schools of thought on which kind of queso is best: There's queso fundido -- gooey melted cheese, browned under a broiler and layered with strips of chiles, roasted mushrooms or chorizo, usually piled onto tortillas -- and then there's the Tex-Mex staple queso, a creamy cheese and chile dip scooped up with chips. We refuse to take sides. We are equal queso opportunists, and with these recipes, we think you will be too.

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Spicy Fontina Queso Fundido
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Spicy Fontina Queso Fundido recipe from Half Baked Harvest
2
Green Chile Chorizo Queso
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Green Chile Chorizo Queso recipe from Gimme Some Oven
3
Smoky Queso
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Smoky Queso recipe from A Spicy Perspective
4
Skinny Queso Dip
Damn Delicious
Get the Skinny Queso Dip recipe from Damn Delicious
5
Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
Inside BruCrew Life
Get the Chicken Fajita Queso Dip recipe from Inside BruCrew Life
6
Vegan Queso
Minimalist Baker
Get the Vegan Queso recipe from Minimalist Baker
7
Beef Queso Dip
Damn Delicious
Get the Beef Queso Dip recipe from Damn Delicious
8
The Quesale Dip
Macheesmo
Get The Quesale Dip recipe from Macheesmo
9
Queso Fundido
Vianney Rodriguez
Get the Queso Fundido recipe from Sweet Life
10
Chorizo Queso Fundido
Closet Cooking
Get the Chorizo Queso Fundido recipe from Closet Cooking
11
Hatch Chile Con Queso
Confections of a Foodie Bride
Get the Hatch Chile con Queso recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride
12
Baked Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese Dip
Annie's Eats
Get the Baked Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese Dip recipe from Annie's Eats
13
Spicy Beer Queso With Chorizo And Black Beans
How Sweet It Is
14
Creamy White Queso Dip
Buns In My Oven
Get the Creamy White Queso Dip recipe from Buns In My Oven
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Baked Queso Dip
Macheesmo
Get the Baked Queso Dip recipe from Macheesmo
16
Espinaca Con Queso (Spinach Cheese Dip)
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Espinaca con Queso recipe from Gimme Some Oven
17
White American Queso Dip
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the White American Queso Dip recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

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1
Baby Back Rib Nachos
Macheesmo
2
Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Nachos
Tom Hirschfeld/Bona Fide Farm Food
3
Beer Braised Chili Cheese Nachos
Spork or Foon?
4
Chicken Fajita Nachos
Macheesmo
5
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
The Girl Who Ate Everything
6
Yellow-Eyed Bean Nachos
The Curvy Carrot
7
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Macheesmo
8
Totchos Supreme
Girl Cooks World
Get the Totchos Supreme recipe from Girl Cooks World Tater Tots + Nachos = Totchos (which also = love).
9
Breakfast Nachos
Macheesmo
10
Spinach Artichoke Nachos
The Smart Cookie Cook
11
Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos
Bev Cooks
12
Greek Nachos
Macheesmo
13
Spaghetti Nachos
Doughmesstic
Get the Spaghetti Nachos recipe from Doughmesstic Yeah. Those are not chips. They are deep fried lasagna noodles. Click that link, you guys.
14
Near Perfect Nachos
Macheesmo
Get the Near Perfect Nachos recipe from Macheesmo We have complex feelings about individually-topped nachos, but we trust Macheesmo implicitly.
15
Summertime Seafood Nachos With Grilled Corn & Avocado Cream
How Sweet It Is
16
Chipotle Chicken Cups
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Chipotle Chicken Cups recipe from Gimme Some Oven These are like individual nacho bowls!