Instant Pot Texas Queso Fundido

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recipe by Deborah Schneider

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based on 1 ratings

I’d never dream of messing with a Texas staple, so here are two versions of queso, one made with shredded Cheddar and Jack cheeses and one made with American cheese . Fundido means “melted,” and that’s what this is: gooey and hot, to scoop up with chips or tortillas. My tasters liked both versions equally.

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recipe updated May 7, 2020


  • White onion icon
    White onion
    about ½ unit (70g)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    1 (60g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tbsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Serrano pepper icon
    Serrano pepper
    2 (48g)
  • Vegetable broth icon
    Vegetable broth
    1 cup (221g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    about ½ cup (120g)
  • Mild cheddar icon
    Mild cheddar
    2 cups (210g)
  • Monterey jack cheese icon
    Monterey jack cheese
    1 cup (132g)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

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  1. Add vegetable oil to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Then add garlic clove, ground cumin, black pepper, white onion and serrano pepper to the inner pot
  4. Cook until softened while stirring frequently - approx 1 min
  5. Add vegetable broth and all purpose flour to the inner pot
  6. Stir until well combined
  7. Cancel - Sauté
  8. Then add cream cheese, mild cheddar, monterey jack cheese and roma tomato to the inner pot
  9. Stir until melted
  10. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  11. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 1 min
  12. Quick release
  13. Whisk until smooth
  14. Serve warm
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