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Cheesy Game Time Sausage Dip

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 24
Hot, cheesy sausage dip with Italian-style seasonings is a great game-daytradition when served with garlic toast.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville All Natural Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 pounds processed American cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon anise seed, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Small garlic toast rounds

How to Make It

  1. In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned; drain.  In a microwave-safe bowl, place cheese cubes.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes; stirring every 2 minutes.  Add salsa, seasonings and sausage.  Microwave 2 minutes longer or until heated through.  Serve with garlic toast.

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  3. *Please note: to crush fennel and anise seeds, use a spice mill or mortar and pestle for best results.

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