Appetizer | January 19, 2021

Easy Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

Prep: 0 | Cook: 15 | Yield: 12 Servings
Three ingredients.  Four steps.  You’ll please a crowd with this easy sausage dip without breaking a sweat.  Savory sausage, spicy ro-tel, and smooth cream cheese come together with tortilla chips for a warm and indulgent dip.
Cream cheese sausage dip in a white casserole dish, surrounded by chips bread and breadsticks.

What is Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

Let’s just call this dip heaven on a chip.  This is an indulgent dip made from Italian sausage, cream cheese, and a tomato/green chili blend.  You can serve it with chips, sliced bread, or veggies.
A close up of cream cheese sausage dip in a white casserole dish. The dip is garnished with sliced jalapeños and tomatoes.

What Do You Need Make Easy Sausage Dip?

This dip is terribly easy.  All you’ll need is:
  1. 2 pounds Italian sausage
  2. 16 ounces cream cheese
  3. 20 ounces ro-tel
  4. 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
Easy sausage dip ingredients on a white washed cutting board.

How Do You Make Easy Sausage Dip?

Making the dip is nearly as simple as the ingredient list!
  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Melt cream cheese into sausage.
  3. Add rotel and heat thru.
  4. (These next steps are optional) transfer to a casserole dish.
  5. Top with shredded mozzarella, heat under broiler until bubbly.
  6. Garnish and serve with corn chips, bread, or veggies.

Pro Tip: If skipping the mozzarella step, serve dip in a crockpot to keep it warm.

How to make sausage dip

You Pick The Heat Level!

It’s gotta be a close second to bacon right?  The sausage mixed with tomatoes with green chilis is what gives this dip a little kick. If you want a lot of heat, buy hot sausage and the “hot” ro-tel. We stick to mild all around and it has plenty of flavor and spicy for our taste.
A 3/4 shot of cream cheese sausage dip. The dip is in a casserole dish atop a marble board, surrounded by chips and bread.

Cream Cheese Sausage Dip Q&A

What is Rotel?
Rotel is the brand name for a canned mix of diced tomatoes and green chilis.
Can easy sausage dip be reheated?
Yes – you can store this dip in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave for about a minute until warmed thru.
How long does cream cheese sausage dip last?
This will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container.
Do you have any holiday variations of this recipe?
Scroll past the recipe card to see how I styled dip for Halloween.
A 3/4 angle of cream cheese sausage dip. It is surrounded by chips and pretzel sticks.

What Should I Serve This Dip With?

I like to eat this dip with:
  • tortilla chips
  • sliced baguette
  • pretzel rods
  • veggies

Sausage dip being our into with tortilla chips.

Complete The Spread

Are you making this dip for a ball game? Super bowl? Party? Complete your spread by adding:

Cream cheese sausage dip in a white casserole dish. It is on a marble tray surrounded by chips and bread slices.

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A close up of cream cheese sausage dip in a white casserole dish. The dip is garnished with sliced jalapeños and tomatoes.
Easy Cream Cheese Sausage Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This 3 ingredient dip will be sure to please a crowd with its savory sausage, smooth cream cheese, and ro-tel to give it a kick.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Dip, easy sausage dip, ro-tel dip
Servings: 12
Calories: 374 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground Italian sausage
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 20 oz Ro-tel or canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Melt cream cheese into sausage.
  3. Add rotel and heat thru.
  4. (These next steps are optional) transfer to a casserole dish.
  5. Top with shredded mozzarella, heat under broiler until bubbly.
  6. Garnish and serve with corn chips, bread, or veggies.
Recipe Notes

For a mild dip use mild ro-tel and sausage.

For a hot dip use hot ro-tel and sausage.

Cream Cheese Sausage Dip Q&A

What is Rotel?
Rotel is the brand name for a canned mix of diced tomatoes and green chilis.
 
Can easy sausage dip be reheated?
Yes - you can store this dip in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave for about a minute until warmed thru.
 
How long does cream cheese sausage dip last?
This will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container.
 
Do you have any holiday variations of this recipe?
Scroll past the recipe card to see how I styled dip for Halloween.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cream Cheese Sausage Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 621mg27%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Halloween Variation

Looking for a spooky halloween twist on this recipe?  Try putting the dip in a jello-mold shaped like a brain and then inverting it onto a platter.  It may be gruesome, but it sure is festive!

Easy sausage dip molded into a brain on a white plate.

Easy sausage dip molded into a brain on a white plate.

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  1. So easy and delicious!! I made these for a family dinner and now they’re all convinced I can cook…I didn’t tell them how easy it was! Thanks for posting!

  2. 5 stars
    “BRAINS!” was the first reaction from my lil 10 yr old friend- can’t wait to fool these kiddos on halloween!