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20 Oaxaca Cheese Recipes I Can’t Resist

Oaxaca cheese is a traditional Mexican cheese that has a mild and salty flavor.

It is perfect for melting and making delicious recipes.

If you are looking for ways to use Oaxaca cheese in your cooking, this article is for you!

Here, you will find 20 delicious oaxaca cheese recipes that will make your mouth water.

Oaxaca Cheese Recipe

From oaxaca cheese quesadillas to oaxaca cheese enchiladas, these recipes are sure to please everyone in your family.

So, let’s get cooking!

Totopos Saludables

Totopos Saludables

Ah, the ever-popular nachos! It’s no secret why this dish has been around for nearly 80 years – it’s delicious and can be made with endless combinations of ingredients.

For a healthier version, why not make Totopos Saludables?

This Mexican-style dish is made with just 3 ingredients – masa harina, warm water, and salt – and topped with fresh veggies, avo, herbs, bresaola, and quesillo de Oaxaca.

For extra flavor, add a pinch of cumin seeds and a few slices of pickled jalapeño.

Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria)

Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria)

Once you go Birria, you won’t want to go back!

These Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria) are a delicious Mexican-Italian fusion dish with just the right amount of heat.

You’ll need a recipe for prepared Birria de Res, yellow corn tortillas, white onions, cilantro, Oaxaca cheese, and lime wedges.

  1. Heat some oil in a pan and cook the tortillas until crispy.
  2. Top with the Birria de Res, onions, cilantro, and cheese.
  3. Finish it off with a squeeze of fresh lime for an extra kick of flavor.

Related: What to Serve with Tacos Besides Rice and Beans



My mind is already racing with the delicious possibilities of this recipe for Pupusas!

These traditional Salvadoran treats are made with a simple masa harina and filled with refried beans and cheese, then served with salsa roja and curtido.

I recommend using a good quality masa harina and adding a teaspoon of chicken bouillon paste for an extra flavor boost.

If you like your pupusas extra buttery, add a couple tablespoons of softened butter to the dough.

Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles”

Sweet and Sour Chinaquiles

Imagine all of the deliciousness of chilaquiles – crunchy fried tortilla chips, melted cheese, and creamy sour cream – with a Chinese twist!

This Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles” recipe is a perfect way to bring a little variety to your weekly taco night.

Instead of the traditional salsa, this recipe calls for sweet and sour sauce, giving the dish an unexpected, yet delicious kick.

Fry the chips in vegetable oil until golden brown, then top with cheese and let it melt.

For extra flavor, add some dried garlic, onion, oregano, salt, and pepper to the tomatoes before adding the sweet and sour sauce.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!

Related: 43 Traditional Mexican Side Dishes

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot)

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot)

When you want something that’s easy and delicious, this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect recipe for you!

This hearty soup is packed with flavor, and you can customize it to make it your own.

For a cheesy twist, try adding Mexican blend shredded cheese.

If you’re not a fan of cilantro, leave it out and add more of your favorite spices like cumin, garlic, and pepper.

Serve the soup with tortilla strips for some added crunch. It’s definitely a keeper recipe!

See Also: 14 Desserts That Go with Chicken Tortilla Soup

Taco Casserole (Instant Pot)

Taco Casserole (Instant Pot)

When the weather starts to cool down, nothing comes close to comfort food like a hearty taco casserole.

This Instant Pot taco casserole is a fusion of Tex-Mex ingredients and a goulash cooking process that makes for a quick and easy family favorite.

To make sure you get the most out of the flavors in this dish, use fire-roasted tomatoes, and be sure to season it with chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Don’t forget the Mexican blend of cheese – cheddar, oaxaca, and asadero – for an extra layer of flavor.

See Also: What to Serve with Taco Casserole – 11 Best Side Dishes

Chorizo and veggie stack

Chorizo and veggie stack

Oh my goodness, this Chorizo and Veggie Stack is such a great recipe to have in your arsenal!

This is a perfect and easy dinner that you can put together quickly.

  1. Start by heating the chorizo in a skillet until it’s cooked through.
  2. Then, add the vegetables and sauté until they are tender (or to your preferred texture).
  3. Finally, top with queso Oaxaca or any other melty, chewy white cheese, and enjoy!

I recommend grilling the tortillas beforehand for a bit of a smoky flavor.

Shrimp Enchiladas

Shrimp Enchiladas

This recipe reminds me of a party in my mouth!

The combination of cumin, curry powder, and cayenne pepper gives the shrimp a unique and delicious flavor.

The Oaxaca cheese helps to make this dish even more special.

For extra flavor, I suggest adding chopped onion, garlic, and bell peppers to the shrimp before you wrap it in the cheese.

Enjoy this flavorful dish and let me know what you think!

See Also: What Vegetables Go in Enchiladas? 11 Best Vegetables

Mexican Spiced Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Anything Mexican-inspired is sure to be a hit!

This Mexican Spiced Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip is a great way to add a little zing to your next gathering.

Not only is it delicious and full of flavor, but it’s also incredibly easy to make.

For added flavor, you can use fresh cilantro, chilies, and garlic instead of the dried versions.

And don’t forget to top it off with some grated oaxaca cheese and parmesan for a cheesy, creamy finish.

Mexi Quiche

Mexi Quiche

If you’re the type of person who loves a good breakfast dish with a bit of a kick, then this Mexi Quiche is just the thing for you!

This dish is packed with spicy goodness and makes the perfect weekend brunch.

To make it extra flavorful, I suggest using a combination of Monterey Jack and Oaxaca cheese, and adding a hint of chili powder.

And, you can customize it to your taste by adding in your favorite ingredients like ham, mushrooms, and even jalapenos and Serrano chillis.

See Also: What to Serve with Quiche for Brunch (10 Easy Sides)

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

I’m sure you’ve had lasagna before, but this Mexican Lasagna is something truly special!

Packed with flavor and spice, this dish is easy to make and oh-so-yummy.

Ground beef or spicy turkey is a great start, followed by a tasty mix of tomato sauce, salsa, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro dressing.

Don’t forget the oaxaca cheese, cheddar and jack cheese, and refried beans for a delicious finish.

For an extra kick, try adding some chopped olives to your sauce.

See Also: 15 Best Salads to Serve with Lasagna

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

When you want to wow your friends and family with a delicious dish, try this Queso Fundido with Chorizo.

It’s a great way to use up chorizo, onion, garlic, Serrano chili, and two kinds of cheese.

The best part?

It tastes amazing, even if it doesn’t look so pretty.

Add a bit of cooking spray to a casserole dish before adding the ingredients, and bake it until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Serve it up with some chips and enjoy!

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Your family will go wild for this Authentic Mexican Enchilada Recipe!

It’s full of flavor and perfect for a family dinner.

To make sure the enchiladas have a perfect balance of flavors, make sure to use guajillo chilies and arbol chilies, as well as the fresco cheese.

To give the enchiladas a kick, add some pickled jalapenos.

Finally, top with a dollop of sour cream and some diced onions for a delicious finish.

See Also: What Cheese to Use for Enchiladas (9 Best Cheeses)

Overloaded Double Baked Mexican Potatoes

Overloaded Double Baked Mexican Potatoes

Simple, delicious, and packed with flavor, this overloaded double-baked Mexican potato recipe is a great option for a delicious dinner or side dish.

With just a few ingredients and minimal prep work, you can have this flavorful dish on the table in no time.

For an extra punch of flavor, add the optional chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.

Make sure to season the potatoes with an extra pinch of salt before baking.

Tetelas Oaxaca

Tetelas Oaxaca

How can anyone say no to this delicious Mexican snack?

Tetelas are prehispanic empanadas filled with black beans, cheese, and salsa, and served with Mexican crema or sour cream.

To make the perfect tetelas, use lard or olive oil to sauté the onion and jalapeño pepper, and go easy on the salt when making the dough.

For an extra flavorful filling, try adding some cumin or smoked paprika.

Oaxaca Grilled Cheese

Oaxaca Grilled Cheese

When lunchtime rolls around, why not try something special and make the Oaxaca Grilled Cheese with Bacon?

This recipe is sure to please cheese lovers everywhere.

It’s a delicious combination of Oaxaca cheese, thick-cut bacon, butter, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, crema, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

To make this recipe even more scrumptious, try grilling it on a cast iron skillet for a nice smoky flavor.

Related: What Meat Goes with Grilled Cheese? (8 Types of Meat)

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Who says Cinco de Mayo has to be complicated?

This quick and easy Queso Fundido with Chorizo recipe is perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

For an extra-cheesy dip, use a mix of Queso Oaxaca and your favorite shredded cheese.

For a little heat and extra flavor, add some diced jalapeños to the dish.

Saute the chorizo and onions in a skillet before combining with the cheeses for a delicious and satisfying queso fundido.

Oaxacan Cheese Sticks

Just imagine – crispy, crunchy fried cheese with a zing of Mexican flavors!

This Oaxacan Cheese Sticks recipe is a great way to mix up snack time.

The combination of crispy tortillas, flavorful cheese, and a delicious salsa will make your mouth water.

To ensure a perfect crunch, make sure to use high-quality tortillas and fry the cheese sticks for about 2 minutes on each side.

Serve with a side of salsa for a truly delicious snack!

Related: What to Serve with Cheese Straws – 9 Best Sides

Oaxacan Cheese Fritters

Oaxacan Cheese Fritters

I love dipping these Oaxacan Cheese Fritters into a fresh salsa made with black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, red onion, and avocado.

To make sure the cheese fritters are extra crispy, use Tasman Smoked Sea Salt and PONS Sweet Paprika Flakes when coating them in the egg and panko crumbs.

Fry the cheese in vegetable oil over medium-high heat, then serve with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges for a delicious and flavorful meal.

Jorge’s Green Chilaquiles

Jorge’s Green Chilaquiles

Oh my goodness, this Green Chilaquiles dish is a must-try!

It’s a Mexican classic prepared with freshly fried tortillas, tomatillos, onion, garlic, cilantro and Oaxacan cheese.

To make the dish extra creamy and flavorful, use a full-fat media crema or heavy cream.

Lastly, don’t forget to top it off with shredded cooked chicken for a delicious protein boost!

20 Ways To Use Oaxaca Cheese

I'm sure you'll love every single one of these Oaxaca cheese recipes! In this article, we'll be exploring 20 delicious and unique ways to use Oaxaca cheese in your cooking. From classic Mexican dishes to new and creative recipes, you'll be sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 501 kcal


  • Totopos Saludables
  • Cheesy Birria Tacos (Quesabirria)
  • Pupusas
  • Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles”
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot)
  • Taco Casserole (Instant Pot)
  • Chorizo and veggie stack
  • Shrimp Enchiladas
  • Mexican Spiced Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip
  • Mexi Quiche
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • Queso Fundido with Chorizo
  • Authentic Mexican Enchiladas
  • Overloaded Double Baked Mexican Potatoes
  • Tetelas
  • Oaxaca Grilled Cheese
  • Queso Fundido with Chorizo
  • Oaxacan Cheese Sticks
  • Oaxacan Cheese Fritters
  • Jorge’s Green Chilaquiles


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
Keyword Oaxaca Cheese Recipes
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.