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Spicy Sausage Dip Cooking View

This seemed such a perfect “man food” when I first saw it, and I knew it would be a hit at our party.  I did not anticipate that I would be unable to keep my own paws off of it.  Truly, this stuff is addictive!    With only four ingredients, it is one of the easiest recipes I can think of.  You can definitely control the level of heat with your choice of ingredients.  If you want it really spicy, get “hot” sausage, “hot” diced tomatoes with green chiles, and use a lot of hot sauce.  You could also mix in some cayenne pepper and/or jalapeno for an added kick.  Make it for your Super Bowl party, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Spicy Sausage Dip
Yield: about 3-4 cups


1 (16 oz.) package spicy/zesty sausage
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
Hot sauce, to taste

Cooking View


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the crumbled sausage until browned.  Drain off any excess fat.  Reduce the heat to medium and mix in the tomatoes, cream cheese, and hot sauce.  Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is warmed through and the ingredients are well blended.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Serve warm.

  • This dip look incredible! I’m sure it would work with vegetarian sausage, too. I’ll try it sometime. :)


  • Casie

    Oh wow! It looks extremely tasty and so simple! I can’t wait to try it out at my mom’s next poker party! Thanks for posting it!

  • My husband would absolutely love this dip!

  • Diane Crowther

    this is sooo good! i have found it is best served with fritos scoops!

  • Emily G.

    This will be perfect for this weekend! What sort of hot sauce are people using? I’m not used to cooking spicy foods so I’m unfamiliar with the best kinds…thanks!

  • I’ve read for ages and am not usually one to comment but had to. This is a family favorite. We make this for every occassion. My family and my husband’s family will devour it. We make a double batch using one regular sausage and one hot/zesty sausage. We also drain one of the cans of Rotel, once it’s all cooked just throw it in the crockpot and it’s an instant hit.

    Our family also prefers it with the big Fritos Scoops. It is so delicious, we have it at least once a month at something.

  • This is a favorite in our group of friends as well – we call it “Party in your mouth” Dip!

  • This dip sounds delicious!

  • I think we will try this for the super bowl! Thank you :)

  • I am trying this one. I love anything with spicy sausage in it.

  • I bet this will be a super bowl hit! Looks delicious and so easy!

  • Judy

    This was the next recipe I was hoping you’d post. Thanks! I can’t wait to bring it to a party. :)

  • Great recipe! I will be making it this weekend for my husband to take to a Super Bowl party (I am staying home with the kids) but you better believe I am saving a bowl of this dip for me! And I love that it doesn’t have Velveeta in it!

  • Sausage and cheese? Yes please.

  • OMGOSH! This is keeper. Thank you soooo much for sharing.

  • Denise

    This dip is amazing… I had bought all the ingredients one day and didn’t make the dip because we had other stuff, so I made it for dinner and added some cooked chicken and topped it onto pasta…. It was super yummy… My kids request this dip all the time…

  • OMG my mom makes this for EVERY party we have! I’ve never seen anyone else ever talk about it. It’s sooooo addicting! She always has to make a double batch! We serve ours straight from a crockpot. :)

  • I look forward to trying this!! I can’t get Velveeta in Europe, so I’m glad to see it is not needed for this!!

  • Gail

    I have a favorite recipe very similar to this that my family loves! It is only different in that it calls for shredded cheddar cheese to be mixed in. Ironically, it’s called Annie’s Hot Sausage Dip! I found your website a little while ago through MotherLoad, I think, and just love it! I’ve recently tried the Broccoli Cheddar Soup and the Chicken Gyros. Both were FANTASTIC and will become regulars for us! Thanks so much!!

  • Megan

    Hey Annie! This looks great! Another variant of the cheese dip that is always a hit:

    2 packages spicy sausage
    1 family size can of cream of mushroom soup
    2 jars drained rotel tomatoes with chiles
    Velveeta cheese cubes added to desired consistency

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  • FriedOkra

    I have been making this for years…..its sooooooooooo good! We spread ours on bagels for breakfast. Seriously addictive! Love this site, have made the reeses chocolate cake and the pretzels recently and both were fab! Thanks!

  • Annie- I am so glad you liked this…it is truly addictive! Thanks for the shout out! -jamie

  • This dip sounds delicious. I think my hsuband would love it:D

  • This stuff is sooo addicting! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

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  • b*schus

    this was a hit at my Superbowl party!! Thansk!

  • Lindsey

    I made this dip for our Superbowl Party yesterday and it was a hit! A unique dip that is super easy to make! Thanks for the recipe – I will definitely be making this again.

  • Sarah

    This is perfect “woman food!” I made it for a Super Bowl party and it was demolished. I added another can of rotel (without the juice), some fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. It was perfect! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  • Maggi

    Delicious! I have made it 3 times now, for three different parties. I’ve tried different sausage flavors and have had great results. My husband likes Italian sausage with Italian canned tomatoes with crushed red pepper the best.

    We have found that making sure that the sausage is crumbled really well is key to a more homogeneous dip.

  • KD

    Made this for a party yesterday with turkey sausage. It was a hit. Will experiment with Italian turkey sausage next time.

  • Brandy

    We have been making this for years at family events. We always call it “Crack dip” because once you start, you can’t stop eating it! haha. Love your site!

  • Ashley

    Hi Annie! I just started following you blog today! I was looking for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! I just finished making them! My Fiance just ate one and he said they were Delicious! I cant wait to try other recipes from your site! I have seen quite a few that I will be trying next month for a few parties that are coming up! Thanks again for posting all this stuff!

  • leonor

    It was so boyfriend loved it and he could not get enough of it…this website rocks!!

  • Gwyn

    I have been making this dip for years for Super Bowl parties and anything with men in attendance because it’s such a huge hit! Absolutely delicious recipe!

  • Hephzibah O

    This is one of my favorite dip recipes. I leave out the rotel and use a full jar of hot sauce. Also, once my sausage is cooked I put it and the other ingredients into the crock pot (on low) and let it warm up. This works perfect for pot luck dinners at work because you can turn it on around 10am and it will be ready by noon.

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  • Love, love, love this dip! I just made it not too long ago for a get-together with friends. It was awesome and truly was addictive! Thanks so much for the recipe! I even had trouble keeping my hands off the leftovers the next day, I found it was pretty dang tasty as cold dip as well :)

  • RW442002

    I’m trying this now, New Years Eve!! Thanks and Happy New Years Eve!! :o)

  • Chrissy

    We’re making this today and the Super Bowl is still 3 days away! That’s too bad, because there won’t be any left by tomorrow… :-)

  • Andrew

    This has become a huge hit among friends. It’s always requested when we get together, it’s so stinkin easy to make, everyone wins! fwiw, I get great hot sausage from a local artisan, and usually don’t need additional hot sauce.

  • Ann Grismore

    I was looking for recipes to use up ingredients I have in my fridge & freezer as we prepare for a kitchen remodel and this came up. We had what I’m calling “Dip Dinner” (this sausage dip w/ butter crackers, a salsa ranch dip for veggies, and a guacamole dip with mango & jicama with blue corn tortilla chips) with friends and family and it was so yummy!! We had water, a lemonade bar, and adult beverages and it was just a really lovely long afternoon & evening before we took the first swing on destruction of the old kitchen. This sausage dip will be on our housewarming menu, as well!