Sausage Queso Dip

Sausage Queso Dip is a favorite appetizer for holidays or parties! Creamy Velveeta cheese dip with sausage made right in your crock pot!

Because who doesn’t love a good cheesy dip? There’s a time and a place for that classic cheese and this is the time and the place! Also be sure and check out our easy Buffalo Chicken Dip for a little kick and this creamy Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Dip!

Sausage Queso in a crock with chips

Fiesta Sausage Queso Dip

We all know that famous cheese dip recipe that’s been around forever. Velveeta cheese dip, it’s a classic. I remember growing up my mom made it with just two ingredients, Velveeta cheese and salsa.

AND it was the most delicious thing ever.

We’ve just made a few updates to that tasty cheese dip with this Fiesta Sausage Queso. Added pork sausage and cream cheese to make it extra smooth, creamy and delicious.

How To Make Crock Pot Cheese Dip

All you need to do is add Velveeta cheese, cream cheese, salsa and browned pork sausage to a crock pot. Turn it on and you’ll have the most amazing cheese dip in just about two hours.

If you can get in there and stir it once in between cooking, that’s we what usually do just to help it along. If not, no worries, it’s magically delicious either way.

Sausage Queso made in a crock pot

What Kind Of Sausage Is Best For This Queso Recipe?

Pork sausage is our sausage of choice for this Fiesta Sausage Queso, but Italian sausage will work too. You can even add a hot or spicy sausage if you really want to kick up the heat!

Ground beef will work ok too but it won’t add as much flavor or spice as sausage will.

Sausage Cheese Dip with tortilla chips

Can I Reheat Cheese Dip?

YES!!! I mean, who wants to waste any of this golden deliciousness? To reheat, just microwave in 1 minutes intervals, stirring in between until the dip is warm and smooth again.

This method will work even from ice cold in the refrigerator. Our boys absolutely love this queso recipe so there’s no need to waste it once it’s made.

They eat it with chips, use it as a filling in burritos or tacos and obviously drizzle it all over nachos. If you’re following any type of low carb diet, you can grab carrot chips or jicama for dipping!

Sausage queso dip with tortilla chip dipping in

Variations Of This Sausage Queso Recipe

There’s SO many ways to make this cheese queso! This fiesta version is a family favorite, but you can keep it as plain the way my mom used to make it with just the cheese and salsa.

  • Swap out the sausage for shredded chicken
  • Add canned green chilis
  • Add diced green, red or yellow peppers
  • Use variations of Velveeta cheese and/or cream cheese (jalapeño cream cheese, chive cream cheese, there’s even bacon cream cheese!)
  • Hot sauces or sriracha to kick up the heat
  • Ro*Tel tomatoes instead of salsa
Fiesta sausage queso dip on tortilla chip

Can I Use A Different Type Of Cheese For This Dip?

We like to stick with Velveeta cheese for tis queso recipe because it’s so smooth and creamy. If you’re lkooking for a cheese dip recipe that’s also incredibly easy to make, try this Sausage Cheese Dip recipe.

This cheese dip is made with shredded Mexican blend or cheddar cheese and cooked right in the microwave! After heating you can also transfer the dip to a slow cooker to keep it warm for parties.

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Sausage queso dip with tortilla chip dipping in

Fiesta Sausage Queso

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This smooth and creamy queso is like no other! Classic Velveeta cheese is the only way to make this addicting cheese dip recipe!



  • 1 pound pork sausage (breakfast sausage)
  • 1 pound package Mexican Velveeta Cheese (you can use regular if can’t find the Mexican variety, see note*)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa (your favorite brand, mild or spicy)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Diced tomatoes and scallions for garnish


  1. Add the sausage to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook while breaking up into crumbles until no pink remains in the sausage. Drain the sausage on a paper towel lined plate to remove most of the grease. Place the sausage to the bottom of a 2-3 quart crock pot.
  2. Cut the Velveeta cheese and cream cheese into cubes and add it on top of the sausage.
  3. Pour in the salsa, stir and cover. Set on high for 2 hours, stirring once in between cooking. Keep the dip warm in your slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting.
  4. Garnish with tomatoes and scallions if desired and serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

Recipe Notes

If you can’t find the Mexican variety of Velveeta cheese, you can use the regular kind. You can add in a can or diced green chilis for more heat if you like.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mantitlement, cheese dip recipe, velveeta cheese dip, queso recipe, queso cheese dip, pork sausage, salsa and cheese dip

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