Jimmy Dean Cheese Dip Italiano

Jimmy Dean
8 cups


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2 packages Italian Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons dry basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 pounds (32 ounces) process cheese spread, cut up
1 cup ricotta cheese
Toasted baguette slices
4 teaspoons crushed red pepper (optional)
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (optional)


In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Stir in canned tomatoes, garlic, basil and oregano; add crushed red pepper, if desired. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Stir in cheese spread and ricotta, reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in fresh tomatoes, if desired. Serve hot with toasted baguette slices.

Created date

October 2007