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Spicy Sausage Queso

Spicy Sausage Queso

Spicy Sausage Queso is my go to recipe for us when we host parties. It is a crowd pleaser for sure. You can’t go wrong with the combination of cheese and sausage.  You could serve this tortilla chips, pita bread or in a bread bowl.   We love to serve this at our holiday parties and on game day!  It is easily made in the microwave and keeps warm in the crockpot.

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Spicy Sausage Queso
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville® Hot All Natural Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 pounds Velveeta® process cheese, cubed
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • Garlic toast
  1. In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain. Place cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 6 minutes or until melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in the salsa, seasonings and sausage. Microwave 2 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with garlic toast.
  2. Tips:
  3. add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicier dish.
  4. serve garlic toast with diced tomatoes and chopped black olives
  5. to serve in a bread bowl, cut off the top of a round loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-inch shell. Cube removed bread. Spoon queso into bread shell. Serve with bread cubes.

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