WHAT YOU NEED
1 pkg. (16 oz.) Johnsonville® All Natural Ground Italian Sausage
2 lbs. Velveeta® process cheese, cubed
1 jar (16 oz.) chunky salsa
1 Tbsp. fennel seed, crushed
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. anise seed, crushed
¼ tsp. dried basil
In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain.
Place cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 6 minutes or until melted, stirring every 2 minutes.
Stir in the salsa, seasonings and sausage.
Microwave 2 minutes longer or until heated through.
Serve with garlic toast.
Add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicier dish. Serve garlic toast with diced tomatoes and chopped black olives To serve in a bread bowl, cut off the top of a round loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread. Spoon cheese dip into bread shell. Serve with bread cubes.