Quick queso with roasted cauliflower, veggie queso, finished dish

Quick Queso Fundido with Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower

Getting together to share a meal with family and friends is very important in Mexican culture, maybe done once a week and is a great opportunity to catch up and spend time together. The food that is served takes a very important place in these gatherings, normally everyone brings a dish and food is shared in the middle of the table. These meals always start with a nice “botana” or “snack” , something small to enjoy before the main meal. This is always a good introduction to what’s to come and an opportunity to share some tequilas while catching up! Our Quick Queso Fundido with Roasted Cauliflower is the perfect botana to share at such a meal!

Queso fundido, if you aren’t already familiar, is a very popular snack in Mexico. What’s not to love about cheesy deliciousness melted in a skillet under the grill?! Often you will find queso recipes with chorizo as in our Chipotle Queso Fundido recipe.

In this recipe we use roasted cauliflower flavoured with a glaze made with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, honey and a bit of Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix. This gives heavenly roasted flavour edges to the cauliflower and when served with the melted gruyere is just a match made in Mexican heaven. Served with warm tortillas, guacamole  and a bit of fresh salsa. 

Our Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchiladas make for the perfect main to share with family and/or friends. We hope that you enjoy this version on your next get together or a Friday night treat for you and your family.

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    30 mins

  • Total time

    40 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 270 fat 16g saturates 7.6g carbs 19.6g sugars 3.9g fibre 0.3g protein 11.9g salt 1.4g

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/390F.
  2. Begin by making the chipotle glaze for coating for the cauliflower. In a medium size bowl add the Chipotle Paste, honey, Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix, olive oil, tamari sauce, lemon juice and garlic cloves, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, combine the mixture with a spoon and reserve.
  3. Add the cauliflower into the bowl with the chipotle honey mixture. Coat your florets well and evenly, then season with a pinch of salt. Place the cauliflower over a baking tray and roast for 25-30 minutes approximately or until they get those delicious roasted edges!
  4. While your cauliflower is cooking, add the cheese over a cast iron skillet or a small baking dish. Place it in the oven about 10 minutes before your cauliflower will be ready, so then both can be nice and warm to serve at the same time.
  5. Remove the roasted cauliflower and bubbling cheese skillet from the oven, place the florets on top of the cheese.
  6. Serve hot with Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips on the side or warm Soft Taco Wraps ready to scoop up that cheesy deliciousness. To go with it, why not try one of our salsas on top – Tomatillo Salsa is our pick!

What To Serve With Quick Queso Fundido

Serve this quick queso as a starter with some:


Homemade Guacamole and Chips.

Corn Ribs

Alongside some Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo.


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