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Chili Con Queso Bites

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 24 pieces
  • calories: 48 1 serving

The Southwestern-inspired flavors of Pace® Picante Sauce combined with Cheddar cheese and chili powder create these delicious appetizers.


  • 4 egg
  • 1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 24 (3-inch) muffin-pan cups.

  • Step 2

    Beat the eggs, picante sauce, flour and chili powder in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk. Stir in the cheese and onion.

  • Step 3

    Spoon about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each muffin-pan cup. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bites are golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature with additional picante sauce.


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  • Very good with some tweeking

    March 23, 2013

    I agree with some that this needs more flavor. The second time I made these, I used Rotel tomatoes and chili's instead of picante sauce. (I forgot to buy the picante sauce) . I added just a touch of hot sauce and cayenne. Then I cooked a little bulk type sausage and very soft scrambled some eggs in with the sausage, added a touch of hot sauce and spooned it over the base recipe before cooking.
    They were AWESOME for a finger food breakfast for a road trip.

  • Great appetizer

    March 20, 2013

    I used a hot picante sause and also added chicken & chopped chili's for more flavor. I also used a smaller size muffin tin. They came out good. You just have to doctor the recipe up a bit but their ideal for an appetizer if their made smaller. Went over great in my house!

  • so easy to make

    Lova M.
    October 23, 2012

    Made these in a mini muffin tin, to take to girls night at church, everyone loved them and I brought home an empty container.

  • Chili Con Queso Bites

    August 31, 2011

    Nothing but a mushy mess. No flavor, they didn't completely fall apart but there was no way this was finger food.

  • Chili Con Queso Bites

    January 22, 2011

    I didn't care for the egg in this recipe. also, once cold they were not too good.

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    Calories 48
    Total Fat 3 g
    Sat. Fat 1.6 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 38 mg
    Sodium 106 mg
    Total Carb 1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 1 %DV
    Potassium 1 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.