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Chile Con Queso Nachos

Not Your Regular Chile Con Queso Nachos

A couple of weeks ago, I made a chile con queso from the blogger the Pioneer Woman. While she served her variation as a warm dip, I decided to experiment with the cheese as a nachos appetizer. I substituted chicken habañero sausages for the Jimmy Dean.

The nachos were decadent and spicy, like a gourmet version of classic ballpark nachos.

Perfect for watching a game (or movie), these nachos are crowd pleasing and delicious. They are exactly what nachos should be: crunchy, melty, pure scrumptiousness. To learn how I made them,


Photos: Anna Monette Roberts
Chile Con Queso Nachos

Chile Con Queso Nachos

Chile Con Queso Nachos


  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 2 large spicy habanero chicken sausages, casings removed
  4. 3 cups Velveeta cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  5. 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  6. 1 small can of diced green chilies
  7. 1 bag of tortilla chips
  8. 1 small jalapeño, sliced
  9. 2 tomatoes, diced
  10. 1 green onion, sliced


  1. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add oil, then add onions and sauté until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add sausage meat and break up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until sausage is brown and onion is wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and green chilies. Then, melt Velveeta, stirring occasionally to prevent bottom from burning.
  2. Spread a layer of tortilla chips on a large serving dish. Pour the cheese mixture over the top. Garnish with jalapeño slices, tomatoes, and green onion.

Serves 8-10.

Join The Conversation
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
I made this last night. I don't regret it. It was 120 percent delicious.
verily verily 9 years
Mmm queso. I've been in a queso-free land for the past week and this looks so good to me. I don't use velveeta for anything but the Ro-tel Dip version of queso. I like to add Monterrey Jack, chicken broth, and milk to the basic recipe to get it really flavorful and smooth.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
That looks really good. I love jalapenos.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Are you kidding? I could almost eat the computer screen..........
mominator mominator 9 years
I use a can of rotel with the veleveeta and it gives it a little bite to it. Love it. Pass me some for I will eat it :P This is also good with shrimp or crawfish over the nachos instead of the sausage. We eat it with shrimp, crawfish, sausage and hamburger. Depending on the mood.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I love me some nachos, but you do loose me on the Velveeta.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I'm sorry -- this makes me quesy. I'm a nutrition geek, and I cannot stomach something like this. Excuse the pun.
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