Beyond Sausage Poblano Queso With Banza Pizza Crust Chips
Plain Crust Pizza

Plain Crust Pizza

Beyond Sausage Poblano Queso With Banza Pizza Crust Chips

This queso is perfect for people who prefer to watch their food instead of the big game. 

Cook Time: 25 MINUTES

Serves: 6-8 PEOPLE


  • 1 box Banza pizza crusts (2 crusts)
  • 2 links Beyond Sausage Hot Italian
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 small poblano pepper (about ⅓ cup), seeds removed & finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp chili powder 
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • Salsa, hot sauce or fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  1. Prepare Ingredients: Preheat airfryer or oven to 400°F. Place cashews in a medium bowl with 1.5 cups hot water and set aside to soak. Remove Banza pizza crusts from freezer to thaw slightly at room temperature. 
  2. Cook Beyond Sausage: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add finely chopped poblano. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the outer Beyond Sausage casing. Add Beyond Sausage to pan with the peppers. Continue to cook, breaking the sausage into small crumbles about 6-8 minutes, until crisp. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Blend Vegan Queso: In a blender or food processor, combine soaked cashews and water, garlic cloves, nutritional yeast, chili powder, half of cumin (1 tsp), harissa and 1 tsp salt. Blend until smooth. Add more water as needed until desired consistency is reached. If the dip becomes too thin, add a few more cashews. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. 
  4. Bake Banza Crust Chips: Cut Banza pizza crust into triangles or strips. In a large bowl, gently toss the crust with 1 tbsp olive oil, remaining cumin (1 tsp) and ½ tsp salt until coated. Air fry the crust for 5-8 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Alternatively, place seasoned crust on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Finish Dip: Pour dip into a serving bowl. Stir in Beyond Meat sausage and poblanos. Garnish with a spoon of salsa, a drizzle of hot sauce or fresh cilantro. Serve with seasoned Banza pizza crust chips for dipping. Enjoy!
  • We recommend using a high speed blender, as this will give you the creamiest, smoothest queso! 
  • To kick up the heat, add some cayenne to the blender or finish with a drizzle of hot sauce.