Italian queso fundido

Heather Disarro

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Traditional Mexican queso fundido takes a trip to Italy with Italian sausage and delicious unexpected spices. Serve hot for any game day celebration with slices of crusty toasted baguette, tortilla chips or sliced vegetables!

Italian queso fundido

Italian queso fundido

Serves 8-10


  • 1 pound Italian sausage of choice
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 6 ounces American cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the Italian sausage and garlic and cook until completely cooked through.
  3. Drain any grease from the pan, then return to low heat and pour in the evaporated milk and green chiles.
  4. Stir to combine and let cook for 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses, Italian seasoning and chili powder.
  6. Stir to combine until all of the cheese is completely melted.
  7. Place the pan under the broiler until the top of the queso is bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with sliced toasted baguette, tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.