Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sausage & Cream Cheese Dip

Oh how my family enjoyed this for our Christmas appetizers/desserts get together!

I was looking for a simple appetizer online and was thrilled when I found this at Carolina Heartstrings, though I adapted the proceedure just a tad to make it easier.

Being the cream cheese freak that I am, I didn't have to consider this recipe twice...I WAS ON IT!!


I first made it about 10 days before our get together, and hubby and I enjoyed a few meals out of this delicious dip, with tortilla chips.  

It was his idea to make it again for our family. But because our boys don't care for the 'zip' the rotel tomatoes add, I substituted salsa instead, and also used half as much cream cheese/the other half, Velveeta.  It was creamy and wonderful.

With only 3 (or 4?) simple ingredients, I love go-together-quickly recipes like this one.


It's simple to put together, very creamy, and can be kept warm in the crockpot.  Or made ahead, refrigerated, then rewarmed in the microwave, and then put in the crockpot.

Whatever works best for you!!

It would be great to have for your New Year's Eve party, or any time of the year.


HOT SAUSAGE DIP

1 lb. pork sausage, mild (use your favorite kind)
2 - 8 ozs. pkgs. cream cheese, room temperature
(or use half Velveeta)
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, mild or hot
(or use 1 c. salsa if preferred)

Brown the sausage; drain fat. Place cream cheese in microwave safe bowl along with drained tomatoes (or salsa). Heat in microwave on medium power until melted. Stir until blended. 

Combine with sausage and place in crockpot to keep warm. Choose your favorite chips or veggies to serve with the dip.

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