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Want a sausage cheese dip that’s guaranteed to be a hit on game day or your holiday party? This easy appetizer tastes so good, you’ll want to throw a party just to have an excuse to make this amazing dip again!
Football season is just around the corner and we’re ready for it! We all know that the success to any football party lies in the game day food. I mean, what would football be without party food like hot wings, jalapeno poppers and cheesy dips, right?
It’s also the perfect appetizer for holiday parties! This cheesy sausage dip is SO good and a huge hit every time I serve it.
I really can’t decide if I love this recipe more because it tastes so amazing or because it’s so easy to make. All you need are five simple ingredients and you’re good to go!
How To Make Sausage Cheese Dip
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°, then brown spicy Italian sausage over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease and set aside a little bit of sausage to use for garnish.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine sausage, cream cheese, cheddar, swiss and dijon mustard. Grated swiss cheese can be hard to find sometimes so if you need to, just shred your own with a box grater.
Step 3: Mix the ingredients well.
Step 4: Place the sausage dip mixture in an oven safe dish.
Step 5: Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, until cheese melts and just starts to brown. You can throw it under the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes to get the cheese a little crustier.
Top with sausage crumbles, shredded cheddar and parsley (optional) and serve hot.
This easy dip is one my favorite appetizers and my taste buds thank me every time I make it!
You are seriously going to want to make this spicy sausage dip for all your parties!
What to serve with Sausage Cheese Dip
Trying to decide what to use for dipping? Try these ideas…
- Tortilla chips
- Corn chips
- Crunchy breadsticks
How can I keep the dip warm
This tasty dip never lasts long but if you want to keep it warm throughout the party, you can make it (or just serve it) in a crock pot or slow cooker.
How long will this stay good
Don’t count on having any leftovers but if you do, scoop the dip into an airtight container and refrigerate. When you’re ready to reheat it, place it in an oven safe serving dish and bake for 10-15 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on how much you have left).
One last thing, if you’re celebrating the big game, you’ll want to check out these fun Super Bowl Party Games too! If you want more delicious cream cheese dips like this one, check out my bacon corn dip or creamy pickle dip!
Sausage Cheese Dip
This sausage cheese dip tastes insanely good and is guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering!
- 8 oz hot sausage
- 12 oz cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat. Drain excess grease, then set aside a tablespoon of the sausage to use for garnish.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Place ingredients into oven safe dish and cook for 15-20 minutes
- To get a crustier cheese, place under broiler for the final 1-2 minutes
- Garnish with sausage crumbles, cheddar and parsley (optional)
- Serve hot with crackers or chips
You can make this dip the night before and keep it refrigerated until just before you need it. Then just pop it in the oven and serve.
If you don't have hot sausage, you can substitute ground beef. You can add some green chilies or even pepper flakes to add a little extra heat.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: NaN
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
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Hi. Do you think this could be cooked in the microwave? Of course not the sausage. I ask because I teach a culinary class for an after school program. I am always looking for quick easy recipes for middle school aged children.
Hi Angela! I think you could do it in the microwave too, though it would turn out a little differently. I’d be sure to stop every 30 seconds to a minute to stir it. You also wouldn’t get the crusty cheese on top but I still think it would taste good (but yes, definitely cook the sausage first). Let me know how it turns out if you try it 🙂
Can you use the breakfast sausage? That seems like it may work? And just crumble it?
Yes, that will work too! 🙂
Throw a half can of drained black beans in it and it gets better
Great tip! I’ll try that next time! 🙂
Thanks so much sharing! Looks awesome! Have you ever doubled this recipe? I’d like to make this fora a large crowd. Thank you
I haven’t doubled it but you should totally be able to do that. You may just have to bake it a little longer. Enjoy!