Bacon Queso

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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8 slices bacon, chopped

16 ounces processed cheese, such as Velveeta, cut into 1-inch pieces 

1/2 cup whole milk 

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 

2 scallions, finely chopped 

1 plum tomato, quartered, seeded and finely chopped 

1/2 small jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced 

Tortilla chips, for serving 


  1. Place the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.
  2. Place the processed cheese in a medium saucepot over medium-low heat, and cook, whisking, until melted, about 5 minutes (You can also melt the cheese in a microwave, stirring after 1-minute intervals.)
  3. Whisk in the milk a couple tablespoons at a time until incorporated. Stir in the cilantro, scallions, tomato and jalapeno.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the bacon, and serve with tortilla chips.