Spicy Sausage Queso

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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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  1. Yum! I love queso way too much!

  2. Nicole Schnur says:

    I am a huge queso fan and I love Johnsonville sausage. I tried this one and I loved it! Awesome! Thank you!

  3. Anything you can use instead of fennel?

  4. We are always looking for quick easy recipes that we can use when we have family and friends stop over. Thank-you!

  5. This queso dip sounds delicious and very easy to make! Hope to try it sometime. :)

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