Queso Fundido

spicy queso fundido
Photo: Pernille Loof
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Dig into this vegetarian version of the classic party starter straight from the oven -- the double-cheese, double-chile dip is bubbling and delicious after only 10 minutes.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large poblano chile, seeded and cut lengthwise in quarters, then crosswise in ¼-inch strips (1 cup)

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (1 ¼ cups)

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced, seeded if desired (1 tablespoon)

  • 1 pound low-moisture mozzarella (such as Polly-O), cut into ½-inch cubes

  • 6 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled

  • Jicama sticks, radishes, and tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches from heating element. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Swirl in oil. Add poblano and cook, 3 minutes. Add onion and season with salt. Cook until onion is softened and poblano is slightly charred, 4 minutes. Add serrano and cook until softened, 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add both cheeses. Broil until bubbly and browned in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with jicama sticks, radishes, and tortilla chips.

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