Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Kroger and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
It’s the holiday season!!! The next few weeks will be full of Christmas work parties and other Christmas gatherings with gifts, drinks, and food. Other holidays and gatherings will be coming soon such as New Years and the Super Bowl. We love to entertain and we try to have parties with our family and friends often. I noticed through experience that having food for people to eat is imperative to having a good time. I would much rather make an assortment of appetizers rather than cooking a full meal, and the clean up is not as hard.
Queso is great because it’s easy and very good. Mr. PBL and I love chips and queso so much that we will base our date nights on restaurants that offer the best. We hadn’t found a queso recipe that we liked to make at home, until now. I was invited by Kroger to make this Salsa Verde Queso and take it to their #MiKroger Food Summit in Dallas Texas.
To be honest, I never thought about using a salsa verde in queso. It really adds a different taste and it’s very flavorful. Myself and many other influencers gathered together to try each other’s recipes. I am a foodie and it was like being in heaven! It was great to hear some awesome speakers, see my fellow Latina blogger friends, and meet some new faces.
The key ingredient in this queso is Herdez® Salsa Verde and Kroger brand White Corn Tortillas that can be served on the side in lieu of chips.
Salsa Verde Queso Ingredients
· ¼ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
· 2 cups Herdez® Salsa Verde
· 1 medium white onion, diced
· 2 large serrano peppers, steamed, seeded & finely chopped
· 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese
· ¼ cup heavy cream
· 2 cups Chihuahua cheese or mild cheddar
· ½ tsp. salt
· 2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded and diced
· 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
· Warm tortilla chips (for serving)
In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes, serrano peppers, 2 cups of salsa, diced onions and ¼ teaspoon of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until softened, for about 5 minutes.
1. Add the heavy cream to the mix and continue stirring frequently, until the skillet looks nearly dry, for about 2 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheeses and simmer, stirring constantly, until fully melted, for about 30 seconds.
3. Sprinkle the queso fundido in the skillet with cilantro and serve immediately with warm tortilla chips.
4. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
5. Refrigerate any leftovers
Visit your nearest Kroger for all of your Holiday entertaining needs!
You can find this recipe and many more at CelebraTusHolidays.com