One bite and you’re hooked. Creamy Sausage Dip is the scrumptious combination of cream cheese, sausage, black beans, and diced tomatoes. It’s a quick and easy appetizer dip that can be served with chips, pretzels, vegetables, and more. It makes enough to share at parties and on Game Day, so you’ll be everyone’s hero. But seriously, it is addicting — you’ve been warned. Just you wait.
Make this amazing dip in 30 minutes. Chose hot or regular Jimmy Dean sausage for this easy Creamy Sausage Dip. Jimmy Dean has lots of delicious flavors to choose from, including sage and lower fat. For this recipe, any flavor will work.
The cream cheese counters spicy heat a bit, so I like to use the hot sausage.
If you use the regular and want more spicy heat, you can always add some crushed red pepper. Boom!
The black beans and diced tomatoes add more flavor and color, and the sour cream keeps the consistency dippable. Delicious and addicting.
I mentioned it’s addicting, right? Just wait until you try it.
Making Creamy Sausage Dip
Get out your large saute pan. Large, because when you’re done adding everything into it, you’ll have 3 1/2 cups of deliciousness.
Start by cooking the sausage. Over medium heat, keep chopping at the sausage to break it up into smaller pieces as it cooks.
By chopping at it this way, it also helps the sausage to cook evenly.
The sausage needs to be cooked thoroughly, no pink. When in doubt, read the instructions on the package for how long to cook it.
The color should be dark, browned even.
Next, add the cubed cream cheese to the cooked sausage in the saute pan. Reducing the cream cheese into smaller pieces isn’t necessary, but it helps it to melt faster.
Keep chopping at the sausage, thereby stirring the cream cheese. When the cream cheese is mostly melted, it’s time to add the rest.
Very important, do not drain the diced tomatoes (Rotel). Just open the can and dump it in.
Just as important, do drain and rinse the black beans. Then, measure 1 cup and add to the saute pan. Save the rest for topping on salads.
Last in is the sour cream, which helps the consistency stay good for scooping. It also tastes fantastic.
The crushed red peppers are optional and can be added at any time, or to individual servings.
Bring to a low simmer, then remove from the heat. Pour it into a serving bowl and watch it disappear. Quickly.
Another option would be to serve this dip in a small crock pot on low if you want to keep it warm. If you do, stir it once in a while to keep the bottom from burning.
What do I serve this with?
Serve this with anything that can scoop it.
More specifically, tortilla chips are great, so are potato/bagel/pita chips, Fritos, pretzel sticks or knots.
Then you have toasted baguette slices, crusty bread, or garlic toast. Thick slices of bell peppers are delicious.
What have I forgotten? If you serve something else with this dip, let us know in the comments. Inquiry minds want to know.
Planning a party? Here are more appetizer recipes:
- Pepperoni Pizza Cups
- Ham and Cheese Pizza Rolls
- Crunchy BBQ Chicken Nuggets
- Baked Chicken Taquitos
- Almost Homemade Salsa
Creamy Sausage Dip
- 1/2 lb. Jimmy Dean sausage (hot or regular)
- 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes to melt faster
- 1 can (10 oz.) Rotel diced tomatoes
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. crushed red peppers (optional)
- In a large saute pan, cook sausage. Chop and break up sausage as it cooks.
- Add cream cheese to pan. Stir often. Once melted, add Rotel, black beans, and sour cream. Bring to low simmer, then remove from heat.
- Add crushed red peppers optionally for extra heat.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!
Creamy Sausage Dip
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