Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
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Do you have some favorite foods that you only seem to fix around the holiday’s? Me, too. Although, I don’t know why we don’t prepare some of those favorites throughout the year. Especially something really easy and not really a traditional holiday food like this quick sausage cream cheese dip.
If you want an easy dish for a holiday appetizer or pot luck item, this one will be a hit! This recipe is super quick to make and the payout is deliciousness. Note, I didn’t say healthy…
I first discovered this dish many years ago while I was still doing hospital work. My fellow nurses and I were working on the L&D unit on Christmas day and we all brought a dish for a potluck. One of the other nurses (Charissa) brought this and it was love at first bite. Actually, EVERYONE loved it! However, when trying to figure out how to make it, I seemed to only find it made with three ingredients, so I used those three ingredients, but added some seasonings to jazz it up a bit. So this is my version.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR QUICK SAUSAGE CREAM CHEESE DIP
My best advise for this dish is that you should DOUBLE THIS RECIPE! Trust me, it will be eaten!
I actually prefer to use salsa rather than canned rotel, but you choose whichever you like.
My flavor preference for the sausage is Jimmy Dean, but use what you like.
LINKS TO PRODUCTS OR EQUIPMENT USED
I usually make a double batch of this, so I use my great big pan, like this one.
I use Julio’s seasoning in several different recipes, but cannot find it at my local grocery store. OMGoodness, when I was gathering the link for Julio’s seasoning, I discovered that they have Julio’s tortilla chips…yeah, I’m going to have to order some of those to try.
LINKS TO RECIPES THAT WILL PAIR WITH THIS ONE
My FRESH HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS would be stupendous with this recipe.
My FRESH SALSA would be good to use in place of jarred salsa or canned rotel.
- large pan
- 1 pound breakfast sausage I use regular flavor Jimmy Dean
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 10 ounces salsa or canned rotel
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon Julio's seasoning
- In a large pan on medium-high heat, crumbling the sausage as you go, cook sausage until done, about 4 minutes. Keep using the spatula to break up the sausage.
- Once the sausage is cooked, turn the heat down to medium and add the brick of cream cheese, keep stirring until it is melted.
- Add the salsa or canned rotel and all of the seasonings.
- Keep stirring until the cream cheese is completely melted and everything is well blended.
- Ta-da! It is really that easy!