Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso Recipe

I live in a small rural town and we only have one chain “sit down” restaurant that is in the neighboring town.  It’s actually the only chain sit down restaurant for over 100 miles.

That chain restaurant is Chilis so the whole community is slightly addicted to anything that Chilis serves.  When Chilis first came into town, my go to order was a blooming onion, but now that is no longer on the menu I had to come up with a new favorite appetizer.

With all the free coupons I get e-mailed to me after signing up for Chilis newsletter, it didn’t take long for me to try out Chilis Queso.  I was hooked instantly!

Copycat Chilis Queso Recipe


The problem with being hooked is that I can’t make the trip often enough and justify eating out at the same time.  This means that I needed to be able to recreate this cheesy goodness at home and I do believe I have hit the nail on the head with this Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso Recipe.

Copycat Chilis Queso Recipe

Copycat Chilis Skillet Queso Recipe

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Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso Recipe
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  • 16 oz. Velveeta
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 15. oz. Chili (No Beans)
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  1. Cut the Velveeta into cubes
  2. Heat all ingredients in pan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.
  4. **You can easily make this in your microwave as well.**
  5. Cube Velveeta.
  6. Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
  7. Heat in 30 second increments until cheese is thoroughly melted.
  8. **You can also make this recipe in your slow cooker**
  9. Cube Velveeta.
  10. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker.
  11. Heat on low until Velveeta is melted.

Copycat Chilis Queso Recipe

Have you experienced Chilis Skillet Queso?  Have you been looking for a skillet queso recipe?

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  1. says

    For me, the winning part of this recipe is the fact that it can be kept in the slow cooker. So great for get-togethers! I haven’t tried Chili’s queso before, but we love eating there.

  2. says

    Queso is a food group. Right? It sure is here in Texas. :)

    Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are just over the moon about the participation. Pinning.

  3. kristi says

    A friend in college used to make something like but I never had the recipe. I’m going to make this, looks like it might be the same thing.

  4. says

    I don’t think I have had this, but it looks good. Even better to make my own at home! The skillet is a fun idea too. I’ll have to save your recipe.

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