Savory, creamy, and ultra-addictive this sausage dip is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Made with 3 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes, this easy dip comes together for the ultimate party appetizer. Serve it up with tortilla chips, pretzel crisps, and more!

A white bowl filled with creamy sausage dip with a spoon to the left and chips in the back.

Well folks, this dip is one for the books. If comes from a dip party that my best friend threw many years ago. I loved getting to try all the different dips at one time, and think we should start making this a yearly occurrence.

This is another delicious, easy recipe (only three ingredients!) that you can add to any party menu. I don’t think anyone can have too many easy, delicious recipes to turn to for various occasions. From the chunks of sausage to the bite of the Picante sauce, there is so much to love about this dip!

Why We Love This Creamy Sausage Dip

  • 3 Ingredients. Seriously, just three ingredients to make the most addictive dip to grace your party table.
  • Ready in 15 minutes. You can quickly whip this dip up in no time before a party or gathering.
  • Ultra-addictive. This creamy sausage dip will go quickly! It’s an absolute crowd pleaser that everyone will enjoy!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Only three!!

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  • Sausage: This is the meat of your dip, all puns intended, so use your favorite regular sausage like Bob Evans or Jimmy Dean.
  • Cream Cheese: Traditional, softened cream cheese makes this dip extra creamy.
  • Picante Sauce: Gives this dip all the flavor.

Heat it up!

Want your dip to bring on the heat? Here are a few ways to easily make your creamy sausage dip spicier!

  • Replace the regular sausage with hot sausage.
  • Opt for a spicy picante sauce instead of mild.
  • Add a dash or two of your favorite hot sauce.
  • Sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

How to Make Sausage Dip

You are looking at one of the easiest dips to make ever. With just 3 ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can have this rich and creamy dip ready for any party!

  • Cook the sausage: Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it up and crumbling it as it cooks.
  • Drain and transfer: Once cooked through remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and place in a serving bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients (#1): Mix in the cream cheese and picante sauce.
  • Heat (#2): Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the dip is heated through and the cream cheese is melted.
  • Serve with pretzels, chips, and more!
A white bowl on the left with the ingredients for sausage dip before mixing together and the number 1 and a bowl on the right with the fully mixed sausage dip on the right with a hand holding the spoon and the number 2.

Stovetop and Crock Pot Directions

This is an extremely forgiving recipe that can easily be made in many different ways. Whether you want to microwave (listed above), cook it on the stove, or let it cook in the crockpot, we’ve got you covered.

How to Make it on the Stovetop

  • Cook the sausage in a skillet, drain the excess grease.
  • Then add the cream cheese and picante sauce and cook over medium-low heat until the cream cheese melts.

How to Make it in a Crock Pot

  • Cook the sausage on a skillet and drain the excess grease.
  • Transfer the sausage to a crockpot and add cream cheese and picante.
  • Turn the crockpot on low and stir occasionally until the cream cheese is melted and smooth. Turn to the “keep warm” setting and let everyone serve themselves!

Sausage Dip Serving Suggestions

To heat or not to heat? I love this dip heated and warm but it also makes an excellent cold dip if you want to cook it in advance and pop it into the refrigerator to chill.

When you are ready to serve here are some great dippers to serve it with:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Crackers
  • Slices of toasted italian bread
  • Bagel chips
  • Fritos
  • Celery + Carrots
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Serving, Storing, and Freezing

  • Serving: I’d recommend using a microwave-safe dish to serve this dip in so you can re-heat as needed. Alternatively you can also dish it out of a crockpot to keep it warm all party long.
  • Storing: Leftover sausage dip keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an air-tight container.
  • Freezing: You can also make this dip in advance and have it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Pop the refrigerated or frozen dip into the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals until melted and creamy.

Sausage Dip FAQs

What is sausage dip made of?

This easy sausage dip is made with browned sausage, cream cheese, and Picante sauce.

How long does sausage dip last?

On the counter, at room temperature, you can serve this dip for about 2 hours. It will last 5 days in the refrigerator, and a good 3 months in the freezer.

Do you drain Rotel for sausage dip?

If you are using Rotel or another Picante sauce with juices you do not drain the juices from the can before adding it to the dip. The juices help thin out the dip a bit as well as add in the flavor.

Delicious Dips to Try Next

A white bowl with sausage dip and a hand holding a chip in front after dipping in the sausage dip.

With 15 minutes and just 3 ingredients, you can quickly whip up this addictive sausage dip. Dish this out at your next gathering with tortilla chips, pretzel chips, and more!

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Sausage Dip

Savory and creamy this meaty sausage dip is a quick and easy appetizer perfect for any party or gathering!
4.8 (10 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces (907.19 g) rolls of regular sausage, Bob Evans, Jimmy Dean, whatever your favorite brand is
  • 16 ounces (453.59 g) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 28 ounces (793.79 ml) picante sauce

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring between each, until the dip is heated through and the cream cheese is melted.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, pretzel crisps or crackers.

Notes

  • Picante Sauce: Use traditional Picante sauce, Rotel, or your favorite salsa. Do not drain before adding to the dip.
  • Make it Spicy: Replace the regular sausage with hot sausage / Opt for a spicy picante sauce instead of mild / Add a dash or two of your favorite hot sauce / Sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
  • Stovetop Instructions: Cook the sausage in a skillet, drain the excess grease. Then add the cream cheese and picante sauce and cook over medium-low heat until the cream cheese melts.
  • Crock Pot Instructions: Cook the sausage on a skillet and drain the excess grease. Transfer the sausage to a crockpot and add cream cheese and picante. Turn the crockpot on low and stir occasionally until the cream cheese is melted and smooth. Turn to the “keep warm” setting and let everyone serve themselves!
  • Serving Suggestions: Tortilla chips, pretzel crisps, crackers, slices of toasted Italian bread, bagel chips, Fritos, celery + carrots…
  • Serving: I’d recommend using a microwave-safe dish to serve this dip in so you can re-heat as needed. Alternatively, you can also dish it out of a crockpot to keep it warm all party long.
  • Storing: Leftover sausage dip keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an air-tight container.
  • Freezing: You can also make this dip in advance and have it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Pop the refrigerated or frozen dip into the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals until melted and creamy.
Calories: 454kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 1282mg, Potassium: 514mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1058IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 1mg

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Photography by Lauren Grant.