Recipe courtesy of Matt Armendariz

Queso Fundido

  • Yield: 4
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1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled (or you could even use feta cheese)

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup spinach, chopped rough and packed tight

3 tablespoons butter + 1/2 teaspoon for buttering the dish

Salt and pepper, to taste

Tortillas or chips, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 350degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put cheeses in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium high heat melt butter and saute the mushrooms until cooked, 2 to 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and chopped spinach and cook until spinach is wilted and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Pour over cheese, toss to mix.
  5. Place cheese mixture into lightly buttered, oven-safe baking dish, low bowl or casuela. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Place in heated oven and bake until bubbling and lightly browned on top, 10-12 minutes. Dig in.