Sausage Dip

Well folks, this is the final stop on the dip parade leading up to the Super Bowl. One last snack idea for you before you hit the grocery store and start executing your game day menu! This is also the final dip I have to share from the dip party that my best friend threw in December. I definitely think that we should be making that some type of seasonal occurrence. It was way too much fun and the dips too good to only do it once! This is another delicious, easy recipe (only three ingredients!) that you can add to your spread. I don’t think anyone can have too many easy, delicious recipes to turn to for various occasions 🙂

Although the recipe states to microwave this after combining the ingredients, I think you could also heat it on the stovetop, or even covered in the oven. Whichever is easiest for you!

I love all of the chunks of sausage in this recipe, and the bite from the picante sauce. You can control how spicy you’d like your dip to be by buying mild, medium or hot picante sauce – whatever your personal preference is! I would caution to not stray from the “regular” sausage flavor – I’m not sure this would taste as good with a maple flavor!

Thanks to Beth’s sister’s friend Jessica for this recipe!

Now tell me – who are you rooting for on Sunday?!

One year ago: Cappuccino Cinnamon Squares
Two years ago: Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
Three years ago: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Sausage Dip

Yield: About 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


2 16-oz. rolls of regular sausage (Bob Evans, Jimmy Dean, whatever your favorite brand is)
2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
28 ounces picante sauce


1. Brown the sausage, breaking it up and crumbling it as it cooks. Once cooked through, remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and place in serving bowl. Mix in the cream cheese and picante sauce.

2. Microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring between each, until the dip is heated through and the cream cheese is melted.

3. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, pretzel crisps or crackers.


33 Responses to “Sausage Dip”

  1. Ryan on February 4, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Ahhh, all of the dips you’ve posted look absolutely wonderful! I can’t decide which one to make!

    And I am rooting for the Steelers, all the way! I’m not a huge football fan, but I’m pretty sure my dad has shirts that he wears to work, and Steelers shirts. He’s obsessed. He’s actually going to the Super Bowl this year. So I’m rooting for Steelers by default 😛


  2. Andrea @ Dwelling on the Positive on February 4, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I’ve literally seen coworkers eat this with a spoon straight out the serving bowl at company potlucks!


  3. LimeCake on February 4, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Oh my, this is something completely new to me. But I don’t see how it wouldn’t be delicious!


  4. Jenn on February 4, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I make this pretty often but substitute the picante sauce with a couple of cans of Rotel tomatoes. Delicious and always a crowd pleaser!


  5. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) on February 4, 2011 at 6:58 am

    My mom makes a similar dip with salsa, sausage, and cheese in the crockpot. Like others have already said, this dip is simply amazing.

    P.S. Steelers! 🙂 One of my students is a HUGE Steelers fan. We’re wearing matching Polamalu jerseys today. I just scored major bonus points with a nine year old. 🙂


  6. Katrina on February 4, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Cool idea!


  7. Genny on February 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

    This recipe sounds delish! Rooting for the Steelers! As we live near Chicago and we are Bears fans! And, you know how Bears fans feel about the Packers!


  8. Maria on February 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I hope the Steelers win! Fingers are crossed for you! Great game day food!


  9. Jenny Flake on February 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    MMMM, love me some dip! This one looks fabulous 🙂


  10. Tracy on February 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Yummy dip! I honestly don’t know who to root for, but since I’m a Cleveland Browns fan, I think I have to lean more toward the Packers! 😛


  11. Jessica on February 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    PACKERS! I love dips and I love sausage — this looks like perfection!


  12. Mateja on February 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Now it’s time to go shopping! Wonderful dip, tasty and simple! Mostly love the fact that there are just three ingredients! Thank you for sharing 🙂


  13. Bhalo Khabo on February 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Love the pictures and such a easy one.. Next time I have friends will try this out..


  14. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on February 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I’ve made a similar recipe to this many times before, and it’s ALWAYS a hit at parties. Yours looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, and hope you have a great Superbowl weekend!


  15. Lori @ RecipeGirl on February 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I’m tempted to mix some Velveeta into that, lol!


  16. Sherry on February 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Steelers all the way! I am a Pittsburgh girl through and through!


  17. Belinda @zomppa on February 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    This is totally my kind of meal!!


  18. Becky on February 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    This dip sounds so good, and I like the fact that it only has 3 ingredients!


  19. Hannah at FleurDeLicious on February 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    this looks sooo good! i might have to try it with veggie sausage. or i’ll just have to make it with real sausage to make everyone else happy, while i stare at it longingly.


  20. Sandra on February 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I like this. Maybe I should sub turkey sausage in light of the Mr.’s high blood pressure. And he probably wouldn’t even notice. Thanks for all of the game day ideas.


  21. Kris on February 5, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Looks delish! I’ll be making this for our Super Bowl party – GO PACKERS!!!


  22. Kara on February 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Looks like one to try for sure. I am making grilled jalapenos stuFfed with shrimp & cheese, bloomin onion (Outback style) and potato skins with cheese and bacon. I will have to diet for a week after all this GO STEELERS!!!


  23. Kathie on February 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’m from Green Bay. Need I say more!


  24. Lisa @ Tarte du Jour on February 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    mmmmm ….another good example of why I like the Super Bowl…food like this! Go Steelers!


  25. Baking Serendipity on February 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    What a great game day recipe! I know my husband would love, love, love a sausage dip for sure 🙂 Thanks!


  26. Cookin' Canuck on February 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Oh yeah – now that is football food! Good luck to you boys.


  27. Beverly on February 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    This was such a perfect inspiration! I changed it up just a little bit–I decided to make it in the crockpot and used precooked turkey sausage with reduced fat cream cheese. Could not have been easier, and I have a good feeling about it!


  28. TracyLea on February 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I cut this recipe in half and it still made a lot of dip (filled up a 9-inch pie plate). I made it with one roll of turkey sausage, 6 .oz fat free cream cheese (I borrowed 2 .oz of cream cheese for another recipe), 1 jar of medium spice salsa and stirred in some shredded low fat Mexican mix cheese at the end. This dip was a huge hit at my Going for Seven Super Bowl Party. GO STEELERS!!!!! It still tastes very decadent even with the low fat options.


  29. Kita on February 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I am required to bring a sausage dip I make to every party I attend – ok maybe not ‘required’ but it certainly feels that way. I like the looks of this though because it looks even more sausage-y then my own and who wouldn’t love that!!


  30. Ashley on February 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That looks soooo amazing and perfect, OMG!

    I’m sad “we” lost, but it was a good game, and besides … at least it wasn’t to Philly or Dallas.


  31. foodlvr on February 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    This looks so wonderful.


  32. JenG on April 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I made this for a Super Bowl party…it was a huge hit! I then made it for a family cookout…another hit. It’s my new favorite dip. Easy AND delicious!


  33. April on October 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Oh how I love this dip! Another way we like to make it is:

    1 lb Sausage (Jimmy Dean, etc)
    1 8oz brick Cream Cheese
    1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
    1 can Rotel

    So delicious!


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