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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!
This post was originally published in January 2019
I’m all about the easy recipes, especially when it comes to appetizers, and it doesn’t get much easier than this delicious sausage cheese dip! Whether I’m making game day recipes or holiday appetizers, this spicy dip is perfect for any occasion.
With spicy sausage, cream cheese, swiss, cheddar and dijon mustard, this cheesy dip is so flavorful that it disappears in no time whenever I make it. In fact, you may even want to double the recipe.
Similar recipes may call for Velveeta cheese but I find that using real cheese adds so much more flavor! 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!
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Why We Love This Recipe
It’s Easy – With just 5 ingredients, this sausage dip recipe is easy to make and comes together in minutes. Just brown the sausage, mix in the rest of the ingredients and bake.
Great Make-Ahead Recipe – I’m all about planning ahead when I’m having people over and this easy dip can be made the day before. Just refrigerate and toss it in the oven just before your guests start arriving.
Versatile – One reason I love this sausage cream cheese dip so much is that it’s a great recipe for any occasion. I’ve made it for everything from the holiday parties, watching the big game and neighborhood get-togethers.
- Spicy Sausage (you can use spicy Italian sausage)
- Cream Cheese, softened
- Cheddar Cheese
- Swiss Cheese
- Dijon Mustard
- Parsley for garnish (optional)
How To Make Sausage Cheese Dip
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°, then brown 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, softened cream cheese, cheddar, swiss and dijon mustard.
Step 3: Make sure to stir thoroughly so the ingredients are well blended. This is why it’s easiest to use softened cream cheese.
Step 4: Place the sausage dip mixture in an oven safe dish.
Step 5: Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. 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 with tortilla chips or other dippers.
What to serve with Sausage Dip
Trying to decide what to use for dipping? Try these ideas…
- Tortilla chips
- Corn chips
- Crunchy breadsticks
This cheesy sausage 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.
I usually end up with an empty bowl but if you do end up with leftover dip, just place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. To reheat dip, just 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).
More Party Dip Recipes
Sausage Cheese Dip
- 8 oz hot sausage
- 12 oz cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 3/4 cup swiss cheese shredded
- 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.8 oz hot sausage, 12 oz cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup swiss cheese, 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- Combine sausage, cream cheese, cheddar, Swiss cheese and dijon mustard in a large bowl. 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)Chopped parsley for garnish
- Serve hot with crackers or chips