Recipe: Get cheesy with Nachos Queso Fundido from Halloween Horror Nights

Even though Halloween Horror Nights isn’t happening as usual at Universal Orlando Resort this year, you can still bring some of the spooky tastes home with this recipe for the Nachos Queso Fundido!

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Photo courtesy of Discover Universal Blog

Check out the recipe below:

Nachos Queso Fundido

Serves 6 as an appetizer


  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces of Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 16 ounces of White Cheddar Cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese grated (3 cups)
  • 4 ounces of canned diced mild green chiles (hatch, poblano, etc)
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas or 15 ounces of tortilla chips for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat, then add the oil.
  3. Add the chorizo and cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently to cook evenly and prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom.
  4. Once cooked, remove the chorizo from the pan. Place it on a plate with a paper towel, so it can absorb some of the oils and fat.
  5. Place the chorizo in a large ovenproof dish, setting aside some meat to garnish the nachos when ready to serve.
  6. Place the grated cheese and green chiles over the chorizo and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Do not overcook or it will have a chewy texture.
  7. Remove the dish from the oven and place on a heat-proof surface.
  8. Serve with plenty of flour tortillas or tortilla chips and garnish with fresh jalapeño and the leftover chorizo!


  • You can use Spanish chorizo if Mexican chorizo is not available
  • You can make the Queso Fundido using the microwave, in intervals of 30 seconds, stirring in-between cooking. Remember to spray the microwave-save dish with non-stick cooking spray and do not overcook as it will become chewy.

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