Chili’s Skillet Queso Recipe (Copycat)

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.

The only chain restaurant in our town is Chili’s, and our whole community is slightly addicted to anything they serve.  When Chili’s first came into town, my go-to order was a blooming onion, but I had to come up with a new favorite appetizer since they stopped selling the blooming onion. It didn’t take long for me to try out Chili’s Queso.  Yum!

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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.

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Copycat Chilis Skillet Queso Recipe

Copycat Chilis Queso Recipe

Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


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

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