Sausage & Rotel Queso

Who doesn't fucking love queso? This VEGAN Sausage & Rotel Queso brings me right back to my childhood when my family would make something similar for football games or parties. It's super easy, super delicious, and is bound to be your new bff in the kitchen.

Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo


  • 2 packages of Medium Cheddar Follow Your Heart Slices
  • 2 packages of American Follow Your Heart Slices
  • 1 ½ cans hot rotel tomatoes & chiles can use mild if you want
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1/3 cup diced pickled jalapenos
  • 3 tbsp pickled jalapeno brine
  • 4 links of hot Italian beyond sausage casing removed
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1-2 cups regular unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Tortilla Chips & Fuego Takis for dipping


  1. In a pot, cube up your cheese slices and add those in with your rotel, green chiles, jalapenos, jalapeno brine, salt to taste, and almond milk. Add a less almond milk at first, and add more as needed (start with about ¾ cup) as it melts.
  2. In a skillet, add some oil and crumble in your sausage & cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until browned. Then add into the queso.
  3. Melt the queso over medium heat, stirring frequently & add more almond milk as needed- but remember, this should be thick!
  4. Once the queso is melted and ready, add to a serving bowl, top with some fresh cilantro, and serve with tortilla chips and takis for dipping.

Recipe Notes

You can also make this in a crockpot!  Just brown your sausage in a skillet before adding to the crockpot with the rest of the queso ingredients- but then cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, stirring every so often!

Also if you can't find Rotel (it's sold at most "normal" grocery stores, but you won't find it at Whole Foods or Trader Joes), you can use cans of Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes & Just add 1 extra small can of Diced Green Chiles per can of Tomatoes!