Torchy's Tacos Green Chile Queso


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.

close up view of Tacos Green Chile Queso garnished with fresh herbs and a tortilla chip in a glass bowl
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
41 mins
24 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • cup minced yellow onion

  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans hot green chiles

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans mild green chiles

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed

  • 1 (2 pound) loaf processed cheese (such as Velveeta®), cubed

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Valentina®)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

200 Calories
16g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 972mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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