Easy Sausage Cheese Dip

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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

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Sausage cheese dip with chips

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!

Best Sausage Cheese Dip with chips

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.

Browned sausage in pan

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine sausage, softened cream cheese, cheddar, swiss and dijon mustard.

Sausage, cheeses and mustard in mixing bowl

Step 3: Make sure to stir thoroughly so the ingredients are well blended. This is why it’s easiest to use softened cream cheese.

Ingredients for sausage dip being mixed in bowl

Step 4: Place the sausage dip mixture in an oven safe dish.

Sausage cheese dip uncooked in baking 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
  • Pretzels
  • Crunchy breadsticks
  • Crostini
Dipping a chip into sausage cheese dip
How can I keep this warm

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.

How long will this dip stay good

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).

Sausage cheese dip up close

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Hot sausage dip
4.50 from 613 votes

Sausage Cheese Dip

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Appetizers/Party Foods
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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 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


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.


Serving: 1NaN | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 0.3mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  2. Erin Gallis says:

    Can you use the breakfast sausage? That seems like it may work? And just crumble it?

    1. Yes, that will work too! 🙂

  3. Throw a half can of drained black beans in it and it gets better

    1. Great tip! I’ll try that next time! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much sharing! Looks awesome! Have you ever doubled this recipe? I’d like to make this fora a large crowd. Thank you

    1. 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!

  5. Can you substitute another white cheese for the Swiss cheese

    1. Hi Dianna, Yes, you sure can. Pepperjack would be delicious but any other white cheese will work. Enjoy!

  6. 5 stars
    I received so many compliments and requests for thIs recipe! It’s definitely a keeper!

    1. I’m so glad that it was a hit! That’s why it’s one of my go-to recipes for bringing to a party if I want to be sure I’m invited back LOL Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Looks and sounds delicious and easy to make

    1. It is! This is one of our favorites for parties! Hope you get a chance to make 🙂

  8. Have you ever or can you do this in a crock pot?

    1. I haven’t but it should work great with a crock pot. It’s a good way to keep it warm for a party!

  9. Hello, I could probably throw it in a crockpot after baking to keep warm right?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Absolutely! That’s a great way to keep it warm throughout a party! Enjoy!

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