Love Torchy's queso? You have to give this a try! Don't worry that mine doesn't have green chile chunks like Torchy's, they're in there. I like mine blended into a creamy piece of heaven. It's delicious served warm with guacamole and tortilla chips! Perfect party size.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
11 mins
total:
41 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and jalapenos. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute more and remove from heat.

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  • Transfer jalapeno mixture to a blender. Add water, diced tomatoes, hot green chiles, mild green chiles, and cilantro. Cover and blend on high until mostly smooth.

  • Pour blended mixture into a large pot over medium heat. Add processed cheese, chicken soup, cream cheese, hot sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Cook and stir until completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in lime juice; reduce heat to low.

Cook's Notes:

If the queso is too thick, thin with additional water.

Keep the queso warm in a slow cooker on low.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 7.3g 2% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 42.6mg 14% DV; sodium 971.8mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
we are going on our 4th time making this. we've entered it into contests and served it at parties. we really like it and it's super easy. 10/10 will use this recipe for the duration of our lives Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/14/2020
It's queso, but it's not Torchy's queso. My ex used to work at Torchy's and this isn't it Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
we are going on our 4th time making this. we've entered it into contests and served it at parties. we really like it and it's super easy. 10/10 will use this recipe for the duration of our lives Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
I have made this several times and my family loves it as much as Torchys! You can leave out one can of the Hot green chilies if you like and I only put in one can of soup. I can't say enough. About how wonderful this is and how much it tastes like the real deal. It's a very simple recipe. The other thing I do is I start it in a 4 qt pot and use my immersion blender. That way I'm only cleaning one pot at the end. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
I made it exactly as recipe directed- yum!! Absolutely delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
Are you sure there is onions in Torchy's queso? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2020
This recipe is really good but def not a true copycat for Torchy’s since this recipe calls for cream of chicken and Torchy’s queso is vegetarian. Overall though, it’s good, I subbed some ingredients to make it more true to the original Torchy’s recipe after all is said and done. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2018
I made this for a Fourth of July party and everyone LOVED it! I would probably add a whole jalapeños with the seeds to give it a little more pop. It was almost identical to torchys queso even without adding toppings! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2018
I made half a recipe and the only thing I left out was the can of hot chiles. My husband Texas born and raised loves it! I'm questioning the addition of the cream of chicken soup. I think it makes it taste more soupy. But the flavor is delicious--who needs chips when you have a spoon? Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2019
I was very excited to see this post as I love Torchy's Queso. But how can you call this a copy cat recipe? Torchy's recipe is vegetarian. This one uses condensed cream of chicken. Wish I could find a true copy cat recipe. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/14/2020
It's queso, but it's not Torchy's queso. My ex used to work at Torchy's and this isn't it Read More
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