You’re in for a treat with this delicious Choriqueso dip! Flavorful chorizo loaded with melting cheese then baked to perfection. Perfect for sharing and enjoying with your favorite corn tortilla chips.

A hand with a tortilla chip dipping into the appetizer.
Choriqueso, A Cheese Lover’s Dream!

Please stop everything you’re doing – may I present to you…. Choriqueso! This insanely incredible / decadent / mind blowing chorizo & melted cheese goodness will be your favorite as soon as you try it!

All you need for this chorizo and queso dip is your favorite chorizo or soyrizo and a good melting cheese such as Oaxaca, Chihuahua or Mozzarella plus onions, tomatoes & jalapeños. I prefer to use my homemade chorizo as it has less fat and make it with quality ingredients only.

Seriously guys, make this for your next guest and they will be impressed! The recipe is meant to serve 4 to 6 as an appetizer, but my husband and I took it down all my ourselves for dinner one night, it’s that good. We won’t judge if you do too 😉

The ingredients for this recipe on a cutting board.

*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below

Make Choriqueso (Step by Step)

Sauteing chorizo, onions and tomatoes.
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks, until it’s browned and halfway cooked through.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the skillet. Sauté them with the chorizo until the onion is translucent and chorizo is cooked through.
  3. Add the roasted pepper and tomatoes. Stir everything together and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Shredded cheese on top of chorizo in a skillet.
  1. In a 6-inch ovenproof baking dish, layer half of the cheese evenly on the bottom. Top with a layer of the chorizo mixture, then the rest of the cheese.
The baked chorizo and melted cheese in a skillet.
  1. Set the dish on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese is completely melted and bubbling around the edges, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve immediately with chips or tortillas for dipping.
A skillet with the baked choriqueso.

How to Store

To store this recipe, I usually transfer the remaining leftovers to an air-tight container. Then, when you’re ready to reheat these leftovers, you can pop it in the microwave until warm, or if you prefer, you can place it in the oven at a low temperature for a few minutes and serve as needed.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you use store bought chorizo, drain the fat first prior to adding the cheese.
  • Don’t forget your cilantro!: Topping this recipe with fresh cilantro is key to bringing all the flavors together. Plus, who doesn’t love to see that pop of color?!
  • Serve with tortilla chips: Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer. Looking to use this as a side dish alongside your main course? Serve on as a taco with warm corn or flour tortillas. So delish!
A skillet with the baked choriqueso.

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you like this recipe! Do you have any questions I can help you with? Or if you made it, I would love it if you leave a comment or rating below.
Gracias!!!! xx, Ana

A hand with a tortilla chip dipping into the appetizer.

Choriqueso

Servings 6 people
Ana Frias
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
You’re in for a treat with this delicious Choriqueso dip! Flavorful chorizo loaded with melting cheese then baked to perfection. Perfect for sharing and enjoying with your favorite corn tortilla chips.
6 people

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces Chorizo (see note)
  • ½ small onion (white or yellow) chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 roasted poblano pepper (or roasted bell pepper) chopped
  • 8 ounces melting cheese such as Oaxaca, Chihuahua or Mozzarella shredded
  • chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
  • warm soft corn tortillas or tortilla chips for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks, until it's browned and halfway cooked through.
  • Add the chopped onion to the skillet. Sauté them with the chorizo until the onion is translucent and chorizo is cooked through.
  • Add the roasted pepper and tomatoes. Stir everything together and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • In a 6-inch ovenproof baking dish, layer half of the cheese evenly on the bottom. Top with a layer of the chorizo mixture, then the rest of the cheese.
  • Set the dish on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese is completely melted and bubbling around the edges, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve immediately with chips or tortillas for dipping.

Muy Delish Notes:

Homemade chorizo is best as you can control the quality of the meat. If you prefer store-bought chorizo, buy premade from a Mexican butcher or Latin store. The last resort would be the chorizo links like Cacique. When cooking these links, remove the casing prior to sauteing. Drain off any excess fat that pools in the bottom of the pan before adding the cheese.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1of 8 | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 1g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is just next-level deliciousness. So cheesy and packed with flavour. I will be making this again… and again… and then some more! Ridiculously good! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    The combination of gooey melted cheese and savory chorizo is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect appetizer for any gathering or a tasty snack.

  3. 5 stars
    That’s it my friends! I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! Please leave me a comment or question and I’ll get back to you asap. Stay well! xo, Ana