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Copycat Carlos O'Kelly's Queso

Carlos O'Kellys Queso Recipe - the Best Queso Ever!

So I've been OBSESSED with Carlos O'Kellys Chili Con Queso FOREVER! It's literally the perfect food - it's a cheesy sauce with chunks of tomato and onion and you get to eat it on chips! I mean - what more is there in life? Plus - it's super easy to make!!!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 189 kcal


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup diced onion 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato 1 small
  • 2 tbsp diced Jalapeno canned or fresh
  • 1 lb Velveeta diced
  • 2/3 cup sour cream


  • Melt butter in saute pan
    2 tbsp butter
  • Add garlic powder, onion, tomato and Jalapeno
    1 tsp garlic powder, 3/4 cup diced onion, 1/2 cup diced tomato, 2 tbsp diced Jalapeno
  • Cook until soft on a low temperature (the longer and slower the better)
  • Cut Velveeta into cubes and put in a mini crock pot
    1 lb Velveeta
  • Add sauteed veggies
  • Cook on low until Velveeta melts for about an hour.
  • Add sour cream, stir and serve. Keep on warm.
    2/3 cup sour cream


**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 6.9gProtein: 8.9gFat: 15.3gSaturated Fat: 9.1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 673mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4gCalcium: 265mg
Keyword copycat, queso
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