Caramelized Shallot Sausage Con Queso

Pillsbury refrigerated original breadsticks are the perfect dippers for this cheesy, meaty classic.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 40

1
package Pillsbury™ refrigerated original breadsticks
Assorted herbs and spices
1
teaspoon oil
1
shallot, finely chopped
1/2
lb mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1
loaf (16 oz) prepared cheese product, cut in cubes
1
can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
3
green onions, chopped

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Bake breadsticks according to package directions, adding seasoning before baking (I used chili powder, parsley, oregano and sea salt and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil).
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat oil. Add shallots: cook 4 to 5 minutes or until soft and caramelized. Remove from saucepan; spoon onto paper towels to drain.
  • 4 In same saucepan, cook sausage, over medium heat, breaking into pieces while stirring until thoroughly cooked. Remove from saucepan; drain on paper towel. Wipe pot clean with paper towel.
  • 5 To same saucepan, over medium heat, add cheese product. As cheese product begins to melt, stir in tomatoes and green chilies. Continue to cook and stir until cheese product is melted.
  • 6 Add cooked sausage and shallots to cheese product mixture; stir until well combined. Top with chopped green onions. Serve with breadsticks as dippers.

Expert Tips

Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and even asparagus spears), would make a perfect dippers for to use with this dip as would some nice chunks of rye or pumpernickel bread.