This Skillet Sausage and Beer Queso is perfect for parties!

Skillet Sausage and Beer Queso

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Serve this sausage queso piping hot with tortilla chips, pita chips or pretzels for dipping!



  • 1/2 lb. loose Italian sausage, spicy or sweet or a combination of both
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Diced tomatoes for garnish


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Spray a cast iron or oven proof skillet with non-stick cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  3. Add the sausage and brown until no pink remains, drain the grease reserving 2 tablespoons and return back to the skillet.
  4. Add the peppers and onions to the skillet with the sausage and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables have softened then remove the filling to a bowl.
  5. Add the 2 tablespoons of reserved fat from the sausage to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons of flour.
  6. Whisk together for a minute then slowly pour in the beer while whisking.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil then turn the heat back down to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the cheese to the skillet, while stirring until smooth.
  9. Add the sausage, peppers and onions back to the skillet. Stir to combine then place the skillet under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the top is browned. Keep an eye on this so that the cheese doesn’t burn!
  10. Garnish with diced tomatoes and more fresh peppers if desired.
  11. Serve immediately.
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

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