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Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

Entertain with this easy-to-make 3-ingredient cream cheese sausage dip. It’s ready to eat in 15 minutes from start to finish and easily customized to up your dip game!

Entertain with this 3-ingredient cream cheese sausage dip. Ready in 15 minutes and easily customized to up your dip game!

With the Super Bowl coming up, you’ll want your dip game strong. So today we’re making a Rotel cream cheese sausage dip – a meaty, 3-ingredient dip that honestly doesn’t feel like it’s made with only 3 ingredients.

There’s also plenty of ways to customize this and make it yours. Add some corn, fresh jalapenos, smoked paprika, or some liquid smoke. I once added a few shakes of ancho chili coffee rub to it. There are a ton of ways to build on this dip!

Entertain with this 3-ingredient cream cheese sausage dip. Ready in 15 minutes and easily customized to up your dip game!

You can even change up the base a little with different types of sausage or cream cheese. Experiment and find the perfect combination! And for even more ideas for dips, try out this million dollar dip, jalapeno popper dip, buffalo chicken dip, or a cheesy Velveeta Rotel sausage dip. Or if you want a slow cooker dip, bring this slow cooker spinach and artichoke dip to the next party.

Entertain with this 3-ingredient cream cheese sausage dip. Ready in 15 minutes and easily customized to up your dip game!

CREAM CHEESE SAUSAGE DIP TIPS AND TRICKS

First, brown the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. I used regular Jimmy Deans sausage. Add some oil if needed although most of the time the sausage will release its own fat to help with the browning process. Make sure to break off any clumps so the sausage can spread more evenly throughout the dip. I typically use a meat smasher for jobs like this.

If you want some crunch to the dip, let the sausage brown in the pan until it’s slightly crispy and golden around the edges. Then add in the Rotel. Just make sure to drain the can first so you don’t get a watery dip. I cooked the sausage and tomatoes until most of the liquid from the tomatoes evaporated. 

Transfer everything to a mixing bowl and add in the cream cheese. You can use regular cream cheese in a tub or the block kind, cut into cubes. I used only 8 oz. of cream cheese because I wanted the ratio of sausage to cream cheese to be very high for a very meaty-based dip. But if you prefer more cream cheese to sausage, feel free to add in another 8 oz. of cream cheese.

And you’re done! Serve warm with chips.  This heats up well in the microwave too for next day leftovers so don’t feel like you have to finish this all in one day. Enjoy!

PS: Thanks to Fran for introducing me to this dip!

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Cream cheese sausage dip in a cast iron bowl with some purple tortilla chips.

Cream Cheese Sausage Dip


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x

Description

Entertain with this easy-to-make 3-ingredient cream cheese sausage dip. It’s ready to eat in 15 minutes from start to finish and easily customized to up your dip game!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1 can (10 oz.) Rotel fire-roasted diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat, brown sausage until fully cooked while breaking up any clumps, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain any excess oil and add Rotel to the pan. Simmer until all liquid is fully cooked off.
  3. Transfer the sausage mixture to a mixing bowl and add cream cheese. Stir until fully mixed.
  4. Dish and serve warm with chips.
  5. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Rohtak
    September 7, 2020 at 11:45 PM

    I added a wee bit of sour cream, shredded cheddar and a sprinkling of ranch dressing powder. SO GOOD.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 8:38 AM

      Yum! These all sound like excellent additions! 🙂

  • Reply
    Dana E
    January 29, 2020 at 11:08 PM

    Sounds good , will try this super Sunday.Thanks

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      July 8, 2021 at 11:53 AM

      I hope you enjoyed it, Dana!

      • Reply
        Ed Gohl
        August 10, 2021 at 10:10 AM

        Can you freeze this???

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