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20 Queso Fresco Recipes (+ Mexican Cheese Dishes)

With these queso fresco recipes, you’ll have cheesy dishes for days!

In case you’re not familiar, queso fresco or queso blanco is a Mexican cheese made of fresh cow’s milk.

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Much like feta, it’s milky and salty with a crumbly texture.

Mexican Corn Elote with Queso Fresco

It’s often used as a topping for tacos, enchiladas, soups, and other Mexican dishes. 

If you want to learn how to incorporate queso fresco into your daily home-cooked meals, this selection is for you.

From a refreshing Mexican corn salad to umami-rich huevos rancheros, you’ll flip for queso fresco.

1. Huevos Rancheros

Let’s kick things off with a loud bang! Huevos rancheros is a hearty dish made of refried black beans, corn tostada, salsa, and a golden fried egg on top.

The dish alone already has the perfect combination of colors, tastes, and textures. 

But in true Mexican fashion, we’ll take the dish to a whole new level of epic.

It has diced tomatoes, cilantro, and crumbled queso fresco on top. It’s the ultimate breakfast of champions.

2. Scrambled Eggs With Queso Fresco

Transform scrambled eggs from so-so to spectacular with queso fresco!

Made with eggs, salt, butter, and queso fresco, it’s a simple 4-ingredient recipe that results in a restaurant-quality breakfast. 

You’ll love how the queso fresco adds saltiness and creaminess to the scrambled eggs.

Fluffy, rich, and delicious is a great way to start the day.

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3. Savory Swiss Chard Vegetarian Tacos

There was a time in my life when I didn’t understand how vegetarians can enjoy their meals.

The idea of life without meat seemed too depressing for me.

But over time, I got to experience scrumptious vegetarian dishes that are so good, the absence of meat didn’t matter.

These tacos happen to be one of such dishes.

From the caramelized onions to the crumbly queso to the spicy salsa, these tacos are a hit with my tastebuds!

4. Chicken Tinga Tacos (Tinga de Pollo)

Here’s another taco recipe that will make you wish every day were Taco Tuesday.

In case you’re not familiar, tinga de pollo is shredded chicken flavored with tomato and chipotle sauce.

It’s savory and smoky with a slight sweetness and acidity from the tomato.

Serve the tacos with avocado slices, diced onions, cilantro, and queso fresco for a mouthwatering treat.

5. Enfrijoladas

They may not be among the most popular Mexican dishes here in the US, but they’re definitely a must-try.

Enfrijoladas are corn tortillas stuffed with queso fresco and smothered in bean sauce.

It’s another vegetarian dish that’s so scrumptious, you won’t care if it’s meatless.

Just like any other Tex-Mex dish, garnish your enfrijoladas with avocado slices, cilantro, and onions. 

You can top it with even add more queso fresco! There are no rules, here.

6. Pulled Pork Tostadas

Tostadas are like the Mexican version of pizza, and they’re awesome.

These tostadas have a crispy crust and a glorious mix of toppings.

I’m talking sweet and savory pulled pork, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and as you may have guessed, queso fresco.

What a beautiful mash-up of pizza and tacos.

The key here is to be very generous with the toppings, so go crazy!

7. Authentic Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you’re looking for a hearty comfort food to warm you up on a wintery evening, look no further.

The stars of the dish are obviously the chicken and the tortillas. 

But this soup is also fully loaded with roasted tomatoes, onions, and garlic which give its unique flavors and textures.

Serve with a dollop of crema and lots of queso fresco, this soup is a certified crowd-pleaser.

8. Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken and black beans join forces to create these mouthwatering enchiladas.

Made with boneless chicken thighs, black beans, and red onions, the filling alone is already such a treat.

But it gets even better as it’s wrapped in tender tortillas and topped with enchilada sauce.

Lastly, a combo of Mexican blend cheese and queso fresco makes the topping extra rich and cheesy.

9. Chilaquiles Verdes

Just because you’re on a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good Tex-Mex treat.

Chilaquiles verdes is a scrumptious dish made of crispy tortilla chips smothered with a green chile sauce.

It’s garnished with queso fresco, cilantro, and a piece of fried egg on top.

They’re not just gluten-free but are also vegetarian with no added sugar. They’re for everyone to enjoy.

10. Orange Pork Tacos with Grilled Peaches

Ever considered pairing pork with something fruity? It might sound crazy, but you have to try it!

This dish is made with orange-marinated grilled pork tacos topped with grilled peaches, onions, lettuce, and queso fresco.

These tacos are savory and smoky with a sweet and refreshing contrast from the peaches and orange. 

11. Enchiladas Divorciadas de Camaron (Divorced Shrimp Enchiladas)

The dish is called divorced shrimp enchiladas. As heartbreaking as it sounds, it will actually make you fall in love.

These are enchiladas filled with grilled shrimp. The “divorce” part comes from the fact that the sauces are divided into two.

The red sauce, called “salsa entomatada” has a sweet and tangy tomato base.

The green salsa is made of roasted tomatillos and has a tangy and spicy flavor. 

Together, the mild red and the robust green sauces give the enchiladas the perfect balance of flavors.

12. Tamales de Rajas

Tamale s de rajas are a popular Mexican dish made of tender and fluffy corn dough filled with roasted poblano and melted cheese.

For this recipe, you’ll fill the masa with queso fresco and poblano peppers.

The spicy and smoky peppers and salty and creamy cheese complement each other wonderfully well.

13. 25-Minute Sweet Potato & Bean Enchiladas

If you like your enchiladas sweet and savory, you can’t pass up on this recipe.

While enchiladas are more commonly filled with meat, this one uses a combo of sweet potatoes and beans.

Also, egg wraps are used instead of traditional tortillas for a healthier dish.

Sprinkled with a blend of queso fresco, roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and cilantro, the enchiladas get extra flavor and crunch.

Yet again, it’s another vegetarian dish even your meat-loving friends will love.

14. Mexican Gourmet Cheese Dogs

Want to elevate your hot dogs from just okay to gourmet? Queso fresco is the answer.

That, plus a bunch of other toppings.

I’m talking serrano peppers, red onions, tomatoes, bacon, cilantro, and tons of melted cheese.

To say these hot dogs are overloaded is an understatement!

15. Fresh Mexican Quinoa Bowl

This is a gorgeous bowl filled with nutty quinoa, vegetables, grilled chicken, creamy avocado, and lots of queso fresco.

This dish is hearty, tasty, and oh-so refreshing!

The best part? All the ingredients are super nutritious, making the dish incredibly healthy.

16. Mexican Street Corn Salad 

It’s always a party whenever this Mexican street corn salad is around!

Think of this as a colorful elote, but the corn kernels are served in a bowl instead of on the cob.

A colorful combination of roasted corn, fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, and queso fresco, it’s truly a bowl of happiness.

The dressing is a simple combination of olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, and chili powder.

It’s mildly tangy, smoky, and spicy, and it does a great job at bringing all the flavors of the salad together.

17. Bunuelos Colombianos: Colombian Cheese Fritters 

These Colombian cheese fritters are super crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.

The dough is infused with queso fresco, giving the fritters an extra layer of richness and flavor.

Commonly served during Christmas, this snack is definitely perfect for special occasions.

18. Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Queso fundido con chorizo is all the things you love about a chip dip, all rolled into one.

You guys, you’re not ready for this. This dip is so ridiculously good, it’ll drive you crazy! 

It’s a hot and bubbly cheese dip loaded with chorizo or Mexican pork sausage.

Flavored with garlic, onion, and beer, this dip is nothing short of sensational.

Try it once and you’ll never stop thinking about it. Consider yourself warned.

19. Romaine Salad With Queso Fresco

Take the classic romaine salad to a whole new realm of deliciousness with one simple addition.

It has all the same elements of a traditional salad, with lettuce, onions, bell peppers, celery, and a refreshing vinaigrette.

What makes its extraordinary is the queso fresco crumbles sprinkled generously on top.

20. Mexican Street Corn

Looking for a sumptuous afternoon snack? Elote is always a good idea! 

It’s corn on the cob made extra with Mexican crema (or sour cream, if you can’t find the real thing), queso fresco, chili powder, lemon juice, and cilantro.

The combination of sweet corn plus creamy, salty, tangy, and smoky flavors gives the humble crop a 360-degree makeover.

20 Best Ways to Use Queso Fresco

These queso fresco recipes are so good, we can’t resist them! From tacos to tostadas to enchiladas, you’ll flip for these Mexican cheese recipes.

Ingredients

  • Huevos Rancheros

  • Scrambled Eggs With Queso Fresco

  • Savory Swiss Chard Vegetarian Tacos

  • Chicken Tinga Tacos (Tinga de Pollo)

  • Enfrijoladas

  • Pulled Pork Tostadas

  • Authentic Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Chicken Enchiladas

  • Chilaquiles Verdes

  • Enchiladas Divorciadas de Camaron (Divorced Shrimp Enchiladas)

  • Tamales de Rajas

  • 5 -Minute Sweet Potato & Bean Enchiladas

  • Mexican Gourmet Cheese Dogs

  • Fresh Mexican Quinoa Bowl

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad

  • Bunuelos Colombianos: Colombian Cheese Fritters

  • Queso Fundido con Chorizo

  • Romaine Salad With Queso Fresco

  • Mexican Street Corn

Directions

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a queso fresco dish in 30 minutes or less!
Queso Fresco Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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