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Artichoke Queso Fundido

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: artichoke cheese dip, artichoke queso, queso, queso blanco, queso fundido
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

Shake things up at your next get together with this cheesy Artichoke Queso Blanco. Serrano peppers and chorizo give it a spicy kick, while the artichoke hearts are the perfect unexpected addition, in this ooey-gooey melty cheese dip.



  • 9 ounces chorizo
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno ribs removed, seeded and minced
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts drained, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 pound cheddar or Monterey jack cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble the chorizo until starting to brown. 

  3. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until softened. Remove chorizo-onion mixture to a paper towel lined plate. 

  4. Wipe the skillet clean. 

  5. To build the queso, place a layer of cheese, then a layer of the artichoke hearts and jalapeno, and then another layer of cheese. Put a dollop of chorizo in the middle.

  6. Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, keeping an eye on it. You want the cheese to become fully melted and bubbly.

  7. Remove from the oven and top with cilantro. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Facts
Artichoke Queso Fundido
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 915mg40%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 568mg57%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.