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Sausage Cheese Dip

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4.8 from 4 votes
Warm, gooey, melty cheese with sausage and salsa! Serve with corn or tortilla chips for dipping.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Sausage Cheese Dip - That famous cheese and salsa dip with a little extra something. Warm, gooey, melty cheese dip with sausage! https://www.lanascooking.com/sausage-cheese-dip/

Sausage Cheese Dip – That famous cheese and salsa dip with a little extra something.

Now this is an old standby recipe! It’s based on the famous Velveeta RoTel Queso dip that everyone loves but with a few additions of my own.

Sausage Cheese Dip - That famous cheese and salsa dip with a little extra something. Warm, gooey, melty cheese dip with sausage! https://www.lanascooking.com/sausage-cheese-dip/

It’s great for any casual occasion and, honestly, I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like it. Never.

I remember serving this sausage cheese dip once when we had a bunch of people over. Any time we have people to our house, we always include their children in the invitation. One of our friends brought their pre-teen son on this occasion.

It turned out that he’d never had this type of dip before and was a bit reluctant to try it at first. It took one bite. He was hooked. I thought that little guy was going to literally lick the bowl clean :-) That was years and years ago and BeeBop and I still giggle about it today.

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Now I know this particular recipe is not the lightest, healthiest choice. There’s nothing delicate or fussy about it. It kind of falls into the category that I call “grub.”

And sometimes, especially when there’s a game going on, you just crave a bit of “grub.” With a nice, cold adult beverage. This one satisfies that craving perfectly ;-)

How to Make Sausage Cheese Dip

Sausage browning in a skillet.

Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Spray liberally with cooking spray.

Break up the sausage into the pan and cook, stirring and separating the sausage until no pink color remains.

Remove the sausage to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. (Note: I use our favorite breakfast sausage for this recipe. You could also use Italian sausage here.)

Cheese and salsa in a skillet.

Cut the Velveeta into roughly 1-inch chunks and add it with the salsa to the same skillet. No need to clean the pan in between.

And don’t worry if there’s some sausage stuck to the bottom, it’ll come up and become part of the dip :-) Stir constantly until the cheese is completely melted.

Sour cream and pepper added to cheese mixture in skillet.

Now add the sour cream, pepper, and drained sausage. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Serve with corn chips for dipping.

This recipe makes 4 servings. You can multiply it as many times as you wish to serve your guests. Also, I use mild sausage and mild salsa but feel free to use medium or hot versions of each if you like it really spicy!

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Sausage Cheese Dip - That famous cheese and salsa dip with a little extra something. Warm, gooey, melty cheese dip with sausage! https://www.lanascooking.com/sausage-cheese-dip/

Sausage Cheese Dip

Warm, gooey, melty cheese with sausage and salsa! Serve with corn or tortilla chips for dipping.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Southwestern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces pan sausage
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Spray liberally with cooking spray. Break up the sausage into the pan and cook, stirring and separating the sausage until no pink color remains. Remove the sausage to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Cut the Velveeta into roughly 1-inch chunks and add it with the salsa to the same skillet. Stir constantly until the cheese is completely melted. Add the sour cream, pepper, and drained sausage. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Serve with corn chips for dipping.

Notes

This recipe makes 4 servings. You can multiply it as many times as you wish to serve your guests. Also, I use mild sausage and mild salsa but feel free to use hot versions of each if you like it really spicy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1313mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 772IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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14 Comments

  1. I love this dip but used to call it Gallbladder Dip. Every time I ate it my gallbladder hurt! I eventually had my gallbladder removed but still enjoy the dip from time to time.

  2. The Sausage Cheese Dip sounds delicious!!!! I will make it @ my next Bunco Party and see what the girls think of it; I know they will love it! I will also make the Creamy Cheese Balls. We always have the ones without the cream cheese and they are a bit dry, and I will also make the deviled Eggs.
    Thank for sharing all your wonderful, easy recipes!

  3. Are you sure we weren’t neighbors; I recall so many of your vintage recipes it’s amazing…including this one. Always warm and satisfying; wish I had some now!

    1. Probably because we both likely started cooking during the same timeframe. You know…back when people actually shared recipes without worrying about who they “belonged” to? Sorry, couldn’t resist :-)

    1. Stef – it’s the loose sausage, not links. Like the rolls of sausage you might see in the grocery store with the Jimmy Dean brand label.

  4. Ha ha ha, I love it. Grub. That is so funny! Ha ha ha, I’ve made plenty of it just never had anything to call it. I’ve even made a few batches of this dip. Grub. Ha ha. Thanks for making my day. Ha ha ha ha.

    Cheers,
    Rocquie

  5. That’s just not fair. This dip is addictive.

    By the way, made your sausage swirls last night, and served with a lovely green salad for a healthy supper. It was really good.

    Miss P

    1. I know. Life’s not fair. Have another chip or two and a cold beverage and it’ll be alright :-)

      Glad y’all enjoyed the sausage swirls!

  6. We all need “grub” in our lives from time to time. I have to make something for a potluck and I think I found the recipe I need. Thanks!

    1. This is great for potlucks, Norma! It does need to be kept hot, but keeps really well in a crock-pot for several hours.