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Homemade Chips and Queso
Homemade Chips and Queso

Homemade Chips and Queso

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Homemade Chips and Queso
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There's no need to spend time and money eating out when you can make a healthier, easy version of some of your favorite meals at home! Skip the Mexican restaurant this week and opt for this delicious homemade queso with baked tortilla chips!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 10-12 flour or corn tortillas (I even used some low-carb tortillas I had on hand)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • PAM Cooking Spray
  • 4 ounces good-quality sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can (10-ounce) ROTEL® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • Pickled jalapeños for serving, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 baking sheets with PAM Cooking Spray. Brush each tortilla with olive oil on one side. Slice the tortillas into 4-6 triangle chips each and spread them out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, watching closely so that the chips get crisp and golden but do not overbake. Set the pans on a cooling rack to cool completely, being careful not to pile the chips up until they're completely cool so that they stay crisp.
  2. Toss the cheese and cornstarch together in a medium bowl. Transfer this mixture to a saucepan and add the hot sauce and evaporated milk. Turn the heat on to medium and cook, whisking constantly, until the cheese is melted. Add the can of ROTEL® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies and continue stirring until the mixture is thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Pour into a bowl and top with pickled jalapeños (optional). Serve.


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7 Comments on Homemade Chips and Queso

  1. Heather Kinnaird
    May 3, 2016 at 10:34 am (5 years ago)

    I used to make my own chips all the time, but for some reason stopped doing it. thanks for the reminder that eating in can be fun and delicious. your queso will make an appearance for taco Tuesday today!!

  2. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    May 3, 2016 at 11:19 am (5 years ago)

    What a great challenge AND a great new recipe! Love that you made the chips, so thin and crispy. This dip will go fast at our house!

  3. Laura @MotherWouldKnow
    May 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm (5 years ago)

    These baked chips sound wonderful. Rather like homemade pita chips. And I had no idea how to make homemade queso, this post is rather eye-opening for me. Love these slightly-healthier versions of some of my favorite snack foods.

  4. Marshie
    May 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks like a real food version of the Velveeta and Rotel queso that I, unfortunately, really like. I can’t wait to try a version that I don’t feel so badly about haha…also all the flavors! Oh my!

  5. Nutmeg Nanny
    May 8, 2016 at 11:32 pm (5 years ago)

    What a fantastic way to snack! I LOVE these homemade chips and that dip is on point! I would have a hard time sharing 🙂


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