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Smoked Queso

We make smoked queso for parties and gatherings, and we hardly ever make it the same way twice. That's the fun of smoked queso. It's a recipe that you can play with, substitute out things, add things, and it's going to taste amazing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: nachos, queso
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 217kcal



  • 1 lb velveeta cubed
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 10 oz Rotel
  • 10 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lb sausage browned and drained
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp adobo seasoning


  • Brown the sausage, onion, and red bell pepper in a saute pan on the stove. Drain grease if necessary.
  • Cube the block of Velveeta and cream cheese and place them in the aluminum foil pan.
  • Add the cooked sausage and vegetable blend and all remaining ingredients into the pan. You don't even need to stir.
    smoked queso ingredients
  • Place on the smoker running around 350° for about 15 minutes.
    smoked queso on the smoker
  • Stir the queso up and leave for another 15 minutes.
  • Stir one more time and leave for an additional 10-15 minutes. The heat may be reduced to 275° if necessary to avoid burning cheese on the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir the queso up and confirm that all the cheese is in fact melted. Then enjoy!
    smoked queso final product



The above recipe has been created kid-friendly (not-spicy). If you prefer your queso to be hot and spicy, by all means go ahead and add jalapenos to the pan as well!


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1mg