Cheesy Game Time Sausage Dip Recipe -
Cheesy Game Time Sausage Dip Recipe
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Cheesy Game Time Sausage Dip

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"Hot, cheesy sausage dip with Italian-style seasonings is a great game-day tradition when served with garlic toast."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Place cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 6 minutes or until melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in the salsa, seasonings and sausage. Microwave 2 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with garlic toast.
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  • Tips:
  • Please note: to crush fennel and anise seeds, use a spice mill or mortar and pestle for best results.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicier dish. Serve garlic toast with diced tomatoes and chopped black olives.
  • To serve in a bread bowl, cut off the top of a round loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-inch shell. Cube removed bread. Spoon cheese dip into bread shell. Serve with bread cubes.

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Oct 15, 2011

I tried this recipe & it would have been good, but way to much cheese. Next time i would add more salsa and less cheese. But overall could have been very yummy.

Oct 22, 2013

I liked this recipe, although we made a couple of changes. I halved the recipe, since I wasn't feeding a big croud (although you wouldn't know by the noise level). I didn't have any anise seed, and Hubby hates it, so I wasn't about to buy some just for this recipe and have him not want any, so I left that out. I also added paprika for a little spice. I would have liked it with more sausage and less cheese, but for the most part is was perfect as written. You could certainly mix it up with your own favorite spices, but I think the ones it lists are pretty perfect. I especially liked the fennel seed (which I don't usually like too much, I almost left it out) because it blended so well with the sausage (which is often made with fennel seed anyway).


4 Ratings

Oct 12, 2013

I thought this was a really tasty dip! I used the hot Johnsonville Italian sausage and hot salsa. We tried it with garlic bread sticks, but I think I liked it better with tortilla chips. Thanks, Johnsonville!

Mar 22, 2013

Well, mine looks nothing like the other photo on here & I did it like it said. Very pretty picture though. I really liked this dip. I would leave the anise seed out next time & I like anise seed. I also melted the salsa with the cheese so the cheese didn't clump.


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  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 848 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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