Venison Queso

Venison Queso–Crumbled venison sausage mixed with salsa and cheese and scooped up with a Tostitos Tortilla Chip. This is heavenly deliciousness!

I got this recipe from my friend Jerry Doris. I had made queso before but never with meat. If you like queso you’ll love it with venison. So far, I have tried it with pork sausage, venison sausage, and ground venison burger with a little chili powder added in and I love it all, but I guess my favorite would be with sausage. 

This recipe makes a very large batch that will serve at least 12 people, but you can cut it down if needed. With this amount, it would be great for get-togethers or parties but I usually make it on a normal regular day because I have two big strong sons and husband that gobble it up pretty quick. They like to take some to work for lunch plus eat it for a snack whenever they like. It is really good for breakfast too. It usually only lasts a couple of days around here though.

Thank you, Jerry, for sharing your recipe with Deer Recipes!

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Venison Queso

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Venison Queso


  • 32 oz. Velveeta Cheese Original, Block
  • 15.5 oz. Tostitos Chunky Mild Salsa
  • 1 - 2 bags of Tostitos Tortilla Chips - Scoops! (14.5 oz bags)
  • 1 lb venison sausage


  1. Fry the venison sausage on medium-high heat until done, about 7 minutes, breaking it up as it fries.
  2. Slice the Velveeta cheese into tiny blocks and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Pour the salsa on top of the cheese and heat 4 minutes at a time, stirring until nice and smooth.
  4. Pour the cheese and salsa into the venison sausage and mix well.

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If it is too thick add milk, little by little, until the desired thickness is achieved. This is good with sour cream on top too. If you want something a little spicier you can add some diced jalapeño peppers and/or use hot sausage.  

I normally include nutrition facts, but there are so many different venison sausage recipes that I cannot calculate the facts correctly for everyone, but if you’d like to calculate them for yourself is the best app/website I have found so far. They are extremely accurate. All you have to do is enter each ingredient, along with the brand name, amount, and how many you are serving and it will calculate everything for you. Easy peasy!

I might not be able to give you nutrition facts, but I can tell you that this recipe is high fat, cholesterol, and sodium, so if you are on a strict diet you might want to stay away from this one. Ways to help make it more diet friendly include using a shredded cheddar cheese that has low fat and/or low sodium. The processed Velveeta cheese is the most non-healthy ingredient in this recipe. Using a low sodium salsa or making your own salsa and using the healthiest tortilla chips you can find will also help a lot.

However you make your Venison Queso, I hope you enjoy it at least half as much as my family and me.

Bon Appétit

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