This Traeger Smoked Queso goes together in minutes and takes your favorite cheesy appetizer to a whole new level! This is all the rage around Facebook so I had to try it for myself.
Smoked Queso is so easy to make – and it’s delicious. Queso is great anyway but smoking it adds another layer of flavor and smells amazing. I really love using my Traeger grill – it’s so easy to use. If you’re not familiar – it’s an electric grill and smoker that uses wood pellets.
How to Make Smoked Queso
Smoked queso is definitely easy – you grab a disposable foil pan and put everything in! I started with my favorite Queso recipe – and went from there. Start up your Traeger Grill (or whatever smoker you have) and while that’s heating up – brown your chorizo. Then, dice up a large tomato, onion and a couple of jalapenos into a large dice – it’s great to put them in raw because they keep their texture and add some bite to the queso! Lastly, dice up your Velveeta and add it all to the pan! Then put on the smoker at 250 for at least 45 minutes. After you’ve smoked it for at least 45 minutes – add sour cream and smoke for 15 minutes more. Then – GRAB THE CHIPS!
You can customize this recipe to your liking as well! Want it spicier? Add more jalapenos! Want it meatier? Add sausage, taco meat or shredded chicken! Want more cheese? Add Gouda
This will be great for your 4th of July picnics or any get together with friends! If you’re looking for other great picnic ideas – I’ve got you covered!
Traeger Smoked Queso
- 1/2 lb chorizo
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 large tomato diced
- 2 jalapenos seeded and diced
- 20 oz Velveeta
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- preheat traeger to 250
- brown chorizo on stove top – spoon into a corner of a disposable aluminum pan
- add onion, tomato, jalapeño and velveeta to pan
- place on Traeger at 250 for a minimum of 45 min (up to 2 hours)
- stir and add sour cream – smoke for 15 min more