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Queso Fundido with Poblano & Corn

This Queso Fundido with Poblano & Corn is the easiest extra cheesy appetizer. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and is perfect for parties, pot lucks, or football watch parties.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Author: Brianna May


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 15 ounce can corn
  • 1 poblano chopped*
  • 1 teaspoon Everything but the elote seasoning*
  • 8 ounces oaxaca shredded*
  • 8 ounces monterey jack shredded
  • optional garnish: fresh pico de gallo, salsa, tomatoes, onions, or cilantro


  • In a 10 inch cast iron skillet or an oven safe pan, melt the butter on medium heat.
  • Add the drained can of corn to the skillet. Turn the heat down to medium low. Sauté for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add the chopped poblano peppers and seasoning blend to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the shredded cheese and fold it into the vegetables until well combined.
  • Bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and completely melted. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes for a more golden top.
  • (Optional) Garnish with fresh pico de gallo, salsa, tomatoes, onions, or cilantro.


Poblano pepper - swap for a green bell pepper in a pinch.
Monterey Jack & oaxaca cheese - you can use one or the other but I prefer a blend.
Everything but the elote seasoning - seasoning blend from Trader Joe's, swap for ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon chili powder, ¼ teaspoon paprika, & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder.
Use a cast iron skillet. The cast iron holds heat very well.
Do not use pre-shredded cheese. It is coated in potato starch that helps prevent clumping, but it also prevents the cheese from melting together.
Keep a close eye on your queso fundido while it cooks. It will burn easily, especially while broiling.
Serve with thick corn tortilla chips and warm tortillas. Thin chip do not hold up well. Put some of the queso fundido into a tortilla and roll.