Spicy Nacho Cheese Dip

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

This is the recipe I am always asked to bring to functions - from New Years parties to church potlucks. Sausage adds the difference and creates a WOW! factor. A big hit with the men.
This can also be made in a crock pot if you don't mind waiting for it to melt the cheese. It's especially good served in a small crock pot, one with a "warm" setting that doesn't get too hot.


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Comments:

Serves:

a crowd

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

1 lb
hot country breakfast sausage (pork)
2 lb
velveeta light cheese food, cut in cubes
2 can(s)
ro_tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
2 Tbsp
chopped pickled jalapeno peppers (or more)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crumble and brown the sausage in a skillet over medium high heat until browned and a bit crispy. Drain off fat and set aside.
2
Place Velveeta cheese cubes and Ro-Tel in a large microwaveable bowl. Heat on high about 3-5 minutes, stirring after each minute, until cheese is completely melted and Ro-Tel is well blended and smooth.
3
Stir in Jalapeno peppers and the drained sausage, combining well. Serve warm, or in a smaller crock pot with a very low or warm setting. Serve with tortilla chips, or baked pita triangles.
4
To make baked pita triangles, cut a package of pita bread into fourths using a pizza cutter. Spread out on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake at 350 degrees about 10-12 minutes, until crisp but not too brown. Cool on rack; package in an air-tight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy