BBQ Sausage & Cheese Plate #10DaysofTailgate

by Erin

Toss aside those cocktail weenies and serve up some smoky sausage, tossed in BBQ dry rub seasoning and served with sharp cheddar and spicy pepperjack cheeses.

BBQ Sausage & Cheese Plate 2

This isn’t your regular sausage and cheese plate. Toss aside those cocktail weenies and serve up some spicy, smoky sausage. Smoked sausage gets grilled and then tossed in BBQ dry rub seasoning and then paired with sharp cheddar and spicy pepperjack cheeses. Sprinkle some more dry rub on the cheese while you’re at it and serve. Dipping sauce optional. Deviled eggs are also a nice touch but not required. I whipped up a few regular deviled eggs but seasoned them with spicy mustard and sprinkled dry rub instead of paprika on top. Yum!


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Here’s what the rest of the crew brought to the table…

BBQ Sausage & Cheese Plate by The Spiffy Cookie
Vegified Hot “Wings”  by Curious Cuisiniere
Fried Polenta Cakes with Grilled Tomato and Mozzarella Salad by Love and Confections
Carrot Karma Gazpacho with Caviar Limes by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Chile con Queso by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Kicked Up Karma Veggie Fajita Pizza by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Steak Tacos by Making Miracles
BBQ Chickpea Sliders with Apple Slaw by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili by The Pajama Chef
Beef Kabobs by A Day in the Life on the Farm

BBQ Sausage & Cheese Plate 1

One year ago: Apple-Walnut Pancakes with Brown Sugar Greek Yogurt

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies

Three years ago: Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries


Serves 8


1 lb. fully cooked smoked sausage

4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, cubed

4 oz. pepperjack cheese, cubed

BBQ dry rub seasoning

BBQ sauce, Not Ketchup, or El Diablo spicy mustard for dipping


  1. Heat grill or skillet on stove top to medium-high. Cook sausage until warmed through (140-160 degrees F).
  2. Slice sausage at an angle into 1/2-inch pieces. Toss with dry rub seasoning and arrange on platter with cheese cubes. Sprinkle cheese with more seasoning.
  3. Serve immediately with desired dipping sauce.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original, inspired by the BBQ Sausage & Cheese Plates  in Memphis.

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We’ve done cheese platters and we LOVE grilled sausages. Why have we never thought to pair the two? Brilliant!

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