Linguica Con Queso (Cheese-Grilled Sausage)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

A popular Brazilian appetizer. Adapted from Planet Barbecue. Try to find the straightest sausage links possible. Other cooked sausage may be substituted; kielbasa is a good alternative.

Top Review by lazyme

Yum! I don't think that I've ever had linguica before but will definitely have it again. This is so super simple and tasty. I grilled these up with some chicken wings for watching football today and they were gone in a flash. Wish I'd made more. Thanks Chocolatl for a great keeper and introducing me to a brand new treat. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs linguica sausage (or other cooked sausage)
  • 6 ounces coarsely grated cheese (mozzarella, jack, gouda or other soft cheese)


  1. Slice the sausage in half lengthwise.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Brush and oil grill grate.
  4. Grill sausage, cut side down, until sizzling and golden brown, 3-5 minutes.
  5. Turn sausage over.
  6. Thickly sprinkle cut side with cheese.
  7. Close grill lid and continue grilling until sausage is browned on uncut side and cheese is melted and bubbling, about 3 minutes more.
  8. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the linguica to a cutting board, keeping the cheese on top.
  9. Cut crosswise into 1" pieces.
  10. Serve on toothpicks.

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