10 to 12 appetizer servings

This sausage cream cheese dip may be simple, but it’s not messing around—it’s easy, fast, and delicious, and one of the best dip recipes on our website. This cheesey sausage dip is the perfect party dip recipe and makes a fantastic appetizer to set out before a holiday feast. Serve with a substantial corn chip to ensure perfect scoops everytime.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook sausage in a large skillet, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well.

Step 2

Drain diced tomato and green chiles, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.

Step 3

Stir together sausage, diced tomato and green chiles, reserved liquid, and cream cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 1-quart baking dish; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with corn chips.

Ratings & Reviews

Sachem's Review

October 02, 2013
I found that it needed to be thicker for scoop so mixed 1/2 cup of the chedder cheese into the pan when breaking down the cream cheese. This adds consistency in eating. Also added 1 oz of hot sauce and liquid smoke. Also used hot sausage Never had anyting get eaten up like this.

Sarbasays's Review

September 07, 2012
Better with italian spicy turkey sausage and 1/3 less fat cream cheese - shredded cheese also add cumin and some green onion....very good without so much guilt.

EllenFL's Review

May 17, 2013
Yummy! Next time will mix cheese in or leave out, as dish cooled it got that hardish shell on top, but not a huge deal. Mixed the leftovers with two scrambled eggs the next morning, as one reviewer suggested, baked at 350 for about 35 minutes and had a delicious brunch casserole the next day!

This is a good one

July 10, 2017
One of the best dips on the site! 

Gamache's Review

December 31, 2012

kerleygirl's Review

February 18, 2013
This recipe gets 5 stars because it is easy, fast and delicious. I used hot Italian sausage, mixed the cheddar into the mixture prior to baking and sprinkled extra cheese on top. I cubed the cream cheese then gave it a short zap in the microwave so it was easier to mix thoroughly into the hot cooked sausage. I served with Artisan tortilla chips and it was a winner!

Lindashere's Review

September 09, 2013
To simple to pass up, but as anyone else I made a few additions. I added a small can of refried beans to the mixture, and fresh jalepenos. This thickened it a bit more, and stretched it out too. (We like to to out in a blaze of glory). Thanks for the basics, Annie.

MaryMaggie's Review

September 05, 2013

ChelleyBones's Review

July 28, 2009
Oh wow! Absolutely delicious! Used only green chiles since I couldn't find Rotel or the equivalent in the store. This turned out perfect and bubbly. I mixed the shredded cheddar directly into the mix rather than on top. This is the perfect dish for an appetizer for a Mexican themed party. Yummo!

ladytygger's Review

October 25, 2012