Queso Fundido with Chorizo

8 to 10 servings (as an appetizer)
Total Time
Melted cheese is one of life's greatest gifts, and this Queso Fundido with spicy chorizo sausage doesn't disappoint. Perfect for parties of all sorts, and loaded with two cheeses: Canela and Havarti.

By: Katie Workman, The Mom 100 


  • 8 ounces fresh Mexican chorizo, removed from its casing (if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup beer of your choice
  • 3 cups (8 ounces) shredded Roth Creamy Havarti or Jalapeño Havarti cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Roth Canela cheese
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
  • 2 scallions, minced (both white and green parts)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a plate with paper towels. Heat a large pan over medium-high. Add chorizo, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula as it cooks so it becomes browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. If chorizo is still in big clumps, use your fingers to crumble.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat beer just until barely simmering. Add both cheeses one handful at a time, stirring frequently to ensure the cheese is melted, before adding the next handful. Stir in the jalapeño, scallions, and salt and pepper. Transfer the queso mixture to a 1-quart shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until bubbling. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.