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!
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!
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.
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 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 chunky, meaty-based dip. If you prefer a higher cream cheese-to-sausage ratio though, try adding in another 8 oz. of cream cheese.
And you’re done! Serve warm with tortilla chips or crackers. 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!
MORE DIPS TO TRY
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Million Dollar Dip
- Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Velveeta Rotel Sausage Dip