Chili's Copycat Spicy Queso Recipe (2024)

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We don’t eat out much, I prefer to make my own food, but every once in a while I’ll crave something I’ve eaten before someplace and we’ll head over. The sad part is usually I have that one thing and it’s either 1. not as good as I remember, or 2. the ONLY thing good about the meal. SO rather than spend a bunch of money on food I don’t like I usually learn to make my own!

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I went through a phase (when I was pregnant of course) when I craved Chili’s skillet queso for like a month straight! Thankfully it’s EASY to duplicate, esp in the slow cooker. This is larger than most recipes, but I have a large family and all the kids love it too. It’s a favorite party food as well, perfect for any potluck or game day get together!

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I recently did a live cooking show sharing 8 perfect game day recipes – And of course this dip is one of them! It tastes JUST like the chili’s dip and everyone loves it!

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Chili's Copycat Spicy Queso

easy slow cooker copycat spicy queso recipe - this is the thing I craved the most when I was pregnant with my youngest so I learned to make it myself instead of constantly eating out!

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Servings: 11 servings

Calories: 219kcal

Author: Ashlee Marie


  • 32 ounce box Velveeta cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 15 oz cans Hormel no beans Chili
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

US Customary - Metric


  • Cut up the velvetta and place it in the slow cooker

  • Pour everything else over the top of the cheese

  • Melt, stirring occasionally, 1 hour on high or 2 hours on low

  • Serve with chips



Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1353mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1707IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 533mg | Iron: 1mg

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Today I did a video collaboration on YouTube with “The Melea Show”, a local blogger and friend of mine! I shared with her three of my easiest game day recipes here (hummus, this Chili’s copycat queso and puppy chow)

and she came over to my channel and shared her 7 layer dip!

What’s your favorite, easy, recipe to take to a party? I’m always on the look out for more great recipes to add to my collection!

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  1. Denise

    I love Velveeta cheese and can never find it. It makes the best dips and mac/cheese. Digging on this recipe – perfect of the big game!


    • Ashlee

      can never find it? that’s insanity! it’s perfect for dips!

  2. monica stoudt

    I am trying this for the first time today just put it in the crock pot cant wait to taste it!!


  3. Madison

    I made this for the big game a couple of weeks ago and it was a hit! So easy and had just the right amount of heat. Now I don’t need to Cafe Rio to get my queso fix anymore😉! Thanks!!


  4. Emily

    Approx. how many does this serve? we are doing a fundraiser and I am trying to figure out how much to buy – Thanks!


    • Ashlee Marie

      that’s a hard one – since everyone eats such different amts. I say 16 servings but we tend to eat more than the recommended serving size

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