White Spinach Queso in pan with chips

Chili's White Spinach Queso (Copycat)

Chili's White Spinach Queso made with fresh spinach and three cheeses served in a still warm skillet in just 10 minutes! The perfect appetizer recipe your whole family will love.
Course Dip
Cuisine American/Mexican
Keyword Chili’s White Spinach Queso (copycat)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 182 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces white American cheese
  • 2 cups Jack cheese
  • pico de gallo salsa optional
  • queso fresco crumbles optional
  • guacamole optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Set the oven to broil.
  2. In a cast iron skillet add the canola oil on medium high heat.
  3. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, then remove from the pan.
  4. Add the butter to the pan, then the flour, stir and cook for 20 seconds before adding in the milk slowly.

  5. Add in the garlic powder and whisk well before adding in the cheeses.
  6. Stir the mixture for 1-2 minutes until thick and bubbly then add in the spinach and stir.

  7. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown on top.

  8. Top with salsa, queso and guacamole (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Chili's White Spinach Queso (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 36%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.