• prep: 25 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    This silky, cheesy dip celebrates New Mexico's famous hatch chiles, which are only available in the late summer and early fall. If you are lucky enough to see them at the market, be sure to bring some home. Enjoy them right away or roast before freezing to enjoy year-round (or buy some of the great frozen options available). And skip the fancy cheese counter for this recipe: You'll achieve a smoother queso texture with super-melty cheese from the dairy aisle of the supermarket.

    Ingredients

    • 5 large fresh or 1 cup frozen, defrosted or canned, chopped hatch chiles, drained, squeezed dry
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons grated onion
    • 3 garlic cloves finely grated using a microplane
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 1/2 to 2 cups whole milk
    • 4 cups grated Cheddar cheese (nothing fancy!)
    • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
    • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded, diced, drained
    • Roughly chopped cilantro (for serving)
    • White-corn tortilla chips (for serving)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 5
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 698 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 54 g 83.14%
    • Saturated Fat: 32 g 159.76%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 160 mg 53.34%
    • Sodium: 1336 mg 55.65%
    • Calcium: 1123 mg 112.26%
    • Potassium: 165 mg 4.71%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.78%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 36 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 47.2%
    • Vitamin C 64.09%
    • Vitamin D 7.91%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy4 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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