Spicy Italian Sausage Queso

Impress your kids (and their friends) with this Spicy Sausage Queso Dip. See how easy it is to make using Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage. Goes perfect with chips, garlic toast, veggies and more!

-I am the father of two teenage sons which means that my house is always, always stocked with tortilla chips. And, their favorite dip is a spicy sausage queso. It's great for when they're having a study break or whenever their friends drop by for a snack which is often. So, we're going to start making it by taking some Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage. You can use the ground sausage or you can take some links and decase them. The instructions for that can be found at JohnsonvilleKitchens.com. So, you're going to put this in a skillet. You're going to brown it and here is where we get those aromas coming at us. So, with the fantastic spices. I can smell paprika in there. There's some crushed red pepper that gives it a nice kick and even a little bit of color. You sure to cook the sausage all the way through so that there's no pink left in there. You're also going to want to cut up some Velveeta cheese into cubes. Put it in the microwave and melt it through. Then, when you're done with that, add some salsa. Then, some of my favorite kitchen flavors like garlic powder, ground fennel seed, some anise, little dried basil and if you're like me and you want just a little bit of heat, put in a pinch of cayenne pepper. Then, mix it all up. Incidentally, you can use any of your favorite easy melting cheeses for this recipe. Once you have that mixed up, we're going to add our main ingredient, the Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage. Put that in there and mix it up. This is where the flavor of the sausage just permeates the cheese. And, you're done. You've got an easy, delicious snack and it's so versatile. Put it on garlic toast, how about a bread bowl and dip some bread pieces in it or you can do what I do. Just cut up some vegetables and use this as a dip. But, trust me, your kids will not ran out of ideas on how to eat this. You can find this and many other great recipes at JohnsonvilleKitchens.com.