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chile con queso

CHILE CON QUESO RECIPE

A homemade queso dip that’s low in fat and calories, but still deliciously rich and creamy, a little spicy, and dangerously addictive. Serve with warm tortilla chips or fresh veggies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10-12 oz canned diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1/2 cup diced Anaheim chilies
  • 1/2 cup light ale beer
  • 1 3/4 cups reduced fat shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Spray a large saucepan with non fat cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add beer and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute.
  4. Add 1 cup milk and bring to a simmer.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan and cook, stirring vigorously, until bubbling and thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to low, add cheese and cook, stirring, until melted.
  7. Stir in drained tomatoes, chilies, lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, green onions, chili powder and cumin .
  8. Serve warm, garnished with a bit of cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is ¼ cup

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
CHILE CON QUESO RECIPE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.7g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 11.3g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 4.1g 8%
Calcium 9%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.