Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso

A copycat version of Chili’s most popular appetizer is so easy to make at home! You only need a few ingredients to make Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso.

Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso

It’s time for another week of copycat recipes! Last year’s group of copycat recipes did so well I HAD to do it again. Who doesn’t love a good copycat restaurant recipe?!

I come from a family of chips and queso eaters. If we’re at a restaurant with chips and queso on the menu, we order it. One of our very favorites is the chips and queso appetizer at Chili’s. And I’m so excited that we can eat it whenever we darn well please right in our very own kitchen! And it’s so easy, too.

Copycat Chili's Skillet QuesoThis recipe requires three ingredients and a crock pot. That. Is. It. It’s pretty much the perfect recipe.

Copycat Chili's Skillet QuesoThis is a perfect dip for a party. Make it in the crock pot and keep it warm to serve. Everyone will love it!

Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso
Total Time
20 mins

A copycat version of Chili's most popular appetizer is so easy to make at home! You only need a few simple ingredients to make Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
  • 1 16 oz block Velveeta cheese
  • 1 15 oz can Hormel no bean chili
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • tortilla chips to serve
  1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over medium. Stir and heat until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be made in the crock pot! Combine milk, chili powder, paprika, and cumin in a bowl. Place cheese block in crock pot and pour chili and milk mixture over top; heat on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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Copycat Chili's Skillet Queso

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  1. Taylor Bryant says

    This looks so yummy! I want to bring this to a Halloween party and use my crockpot. Do you know many serving this recipe provides?


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