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Habanero Chili con Queso Dip

Updated on January 27, 2015

A few little habanero peppers really pack some heat into this super cheesy Mexican style dip. Dig in with some tortilla chips, but be sure to have a frosty beverage on hand to help put out the fire!

5 stars from 3 ratings of Habanero Chili con Queso Dip

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: approximately 1 quart of dip


  • (1) 16oz Velveeta™ Pasteurized Cheese loaf, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • (2) 4oz cans Ortega™ Diced Green Chiles
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 habanero peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • tortilla chips


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, and cook until tender.
  2. Add the tomatoes, habanero peppers and canned chiles (do not drain the chiles). Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce their heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, toss the Velveeta™ and Monterey Jack cheeses together with the cornstarch.
  5. Gradually add your cheese mixture to the saucepan, stirring until the cheese melts and your dip is heated throughout.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 cup of dip
Calories 126
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 6 g30%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 31 mg10%
Sodium 390 mg16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      kimberly 6 years ago

      This chile dip sounds magnificant, but habanero peppers are a bit too hot for me. I am going to use Dave's famous chili dip recipe, but subsitute a Jalapeno pepper for the habanero.

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Sounds great. Can hardly wait to try it. YUM

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      Duce Arendell 7 years ago

      Hey Barkley, I tried this chili dip recipe and it was awesome. Wow, those little habaneros really pack some heat huh? I love hot peppers, and this chili recipe is sure to become famous!