Spicy Sausage Dip

I hope 2010 is starting out great for all of you! I have not been posting as much as I would like to, because I have been focusing on a few things…mainly a crazy painful toothache. In my 30 years of life, I have not felt such excruciating pain…I mean I seriously wanted to rip my tooth out with pliers. All is well now after a trip to the dentist cured me! I am also in the process of doing a few things with my blog. So be on the look out for some fantastic new features that will hopefully make My Baking Addiction a more enjoyable place to visit!

I am not a huge football fan, okay let me rephrase that, I am not a football fan at all. According to all of the men I have encountered today, “There is a BIG game on tonight!” In my opinion, Brian labels all of these games as “BIG” because he wants me a.) to make him game appropriate snack food b.) he wants full control the living room TV without me nagging and c.) to make him game appropriate snack food. Yeah he is all about the game night grub. In case you are wondering, I did a little football research for ya and tonight is the BCS Citi National Championship Game between Texas and Alabama. There…I am sure you are all at ease knowing who is playing!

Here is a little game night snack that is not only easy but also pretty darn delicious! It’s so simple to make and I am betting you have most, if not all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge! Serve is up with some sliced French bread, pretzel crisps, toasted pita or just plain old tortilla chips and put a BIG smile on your football fan’s face for the BIG game! Just be aware that it is incredibly high in fat, so don’t come blaming me if your pants are a little snug tomorrow!

Spicy Sausage Dip


1 (16 ounce) package pork sausage
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese; room temperature
hot sauce to taste (I used Sriracha)


1. Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until evenly browned and no longer pink. Drain.

2. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the tomatoes and cream cheese until evenly blended.

3. Cook just until heated through. Serve warm.


30 Responses to “Spicy Sausage Dip”

  1. Elle — January 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Found this via FoodGawker. I may need to try a vegan version of this by subbing the sausage for soy "sausage" crumbles and the cream cheese for vegan "cream cheese." This recipe just sounds so delicious!


  2. Amy — January 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Oh YUM! This sounds so good! Maybe I'll add this to my Superbowl menu (everybody knows Superbowl food is supposed to be fattening!)!



  3. Limes — January 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Also saw this on food gawker. Just wanted to let you know that you can also use this filling as a stuffing for mushrooms! I add a little cheddar and chopped green onions. Stuff those babies and bake til teh cheese is melty and gooey. I also toss this in pasta (sans green chiles)


  4. Kathleen — January 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Oh boy does that sound like an amazing dip!


  5. Sara — January 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I'm right with you on football. I only volutarily watch one football game a year…and that's the Superbowl. And really I only watch it for the commercials! Great dip though, my hubby would enjoy it.


  6. Cookie — January 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    OMG this looks SO good! I LOVE Siracha!


  7. Jennifer — January 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    SO awesome!!! Ill be making this very soon, love how simple it is!


  8. Crystal — January 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    We are watching the Texas/Alabama game right now….no dip though. Well, does my husband count?

    Love the look of your blog. Who designed it? I am ready to revamp mine and I love the style of the cartoon at the top of your page.


  9. Karly — January 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I've made this minus the sausage and it was good, but I'll bet it'd be even better with the meat! Yum!


  10. Jillybean — January 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    This is so addicting! I keep mine in a crock pot. It tastes better when it's warm. Also, I use Scoops chips. It keeps the sausage from falling off.


  11. Julie — January 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Sounds super to me! I'd even watch football for it :)


  12. nutmegnanny — January 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    This is perfect game food! I'm not a huge football fan (although I did watch the Rose Bowl…hello Ohio State!) but I would totally watch it if I got this tasty dip :)


  13. ourlifeinfood — January 8, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Sounds perfect for football watching! I may just make this for the superbowl :)


  14. Patsyk — January 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    My father-in-law is coming up to watch football w/my hubby tomorrow… this looks like a perfect addition to the usual munchies they require!


  15. teresa — January 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    fantastic dip! i love this!


  16. Elle — January 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Okay so I tried it last night (my vegan version using Tofutti cream cheese substitute and Boca meatless crumbles). It was out of sight! No actual cooking was needed since the meatless sausage crumbles were precooked. I just heated everything on the stove, mixed it well, and enjoyed. Love, love, love this recipe!


  17. Eliana — January 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Hahahaha. I love the references to a BIG GAME. It totally means THEY want "game food" and that WE lose control of the TV.


  18. pigpigscorner — January 9, 2010 at 4:50 am

    wow a sausage dip! Great idea and very versatile. Looks and sounds so good!


  19. Heide — January 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

    This dip looks so good.


  20. Liesl — January 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    YUM! This dip sounds so delicious…and with the Superbowl right around the corner, I might just have to make this!


  21. Suzanne — January 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    YUM! What a good new alternative to the 'typical' velveeta, sausage, ro-tel dip! I'm a HUGE cream cheeser…I'm sure we'd love this! :)


  22. Pretty. Good. Food. — September 13, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    This looks so easy but so tasty! Yum!!!


  23. Kate — October 11, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I make this allllll the time for gatherings!!!! It’s sooo good and so ADDICTIVE!!!! Fritos Scoops is the way to go!


  24. Christopher Sorel — September 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

    also replace some of the cream cheese 8oz with sour cream for a even more rich taste. I also spice it up with 6-8 oz of spicy salsa.


  25. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — February 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

    This looks amazing – It’s now on my list! Can’t wait to try it.


  26. Tina — September 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been making this for years, I use hot italian sausage, turns out awesome every time. Everytime I take it to a potluck or party it is a major hit, never have leftovers. One huge problem though, once people taste it then the dip becomes the only dish people want me to bring… I never get to try out other things on my friends. Lol


    • Jamie — September 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm


      That’s awesome, but maybe you’ll just have to switch it up on them once in a while! Have a great day and thank you so much for following MBA!



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