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Fabulous Football Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 17 mins

Fabulous Football Dip

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"Always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. This recipe can be as hot or as mild as you like, depending on which kind of tomatoes you buy. I got this recipe from a friend. Serve with tortilla chips."

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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    17 mins


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over a medium heat until it is browned and cooked through.
  2. Mix tomatoes and cream cheese into the skillet. Stir and continue cooking the mixture over a medium heat until the cheese has melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2006

I have been making this dip for a while and it is always a hit. I do it a little different though. I use a pound of breakfast sausage that comes in the tube. I fry it but leave the grease on it. The I put one brick of cream cheese and one can of original Rotel tomatoes in my dip crock pot and add the sausage. I let it sit for at least an hour before serving. AWESOME with tortilla chips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2011

The base is a good place to start. We just arn't crazy about a meat based dip.

Oct 23, 2003

A great alternative to the normal queso! I made some modifications that really made this an awesome dip according to all the guests at our halloween party! I used the HOT Jimmy Dean Sausage, added more Rotel and then, after it had cooled to "warm", I stirred in some shredded cheddar cheese (more than "warm" will melt it all) and then topped it off with more shredded cheese ~ this also dresses it up as it is not a very colorful appetizer.

Feb 06, 2007

OK I made this for the Super Bowl and feel compelled to add my 2 cents. This recipe by itself looked really bland so I added an extra can of Rotel, a chopped up fresh jalapeño pepper and used Jimmy Dean hot sausage. The recipe does look unappetizing when being made BUT, this was easily remedied. Just add some of that 5 year old turmeric you got in your spice cabinet (adds color but not much flavor since it is so old) and of course some shredded cheddar cheese to it. Voila nice orange cheese dip that doesn’t use any of that fake cheese food product stuff! Never mind that pure cheese isn’t really orange but it did make it look a lot more appetizing. After adding the extras this dip was great and everyone loved it. Because of the changes that needed to be made I rate it 4 stars instead of 5.

Feb 03, 2011

this was a really good dip. Made this to a T, and it was simple and really quick to make. I used mild sausage mix and a mild can of diced tomatoes and chilies. It was really good and creamy. I could see using a hotter sausage mix in this recipe for my husband.

Jan 08, 2007

I wish I would've READ MORE REVIEWS of this before making it. It WAS VERY THICK and kinda BLAH. So, I fixed it...this is what I did: Added MORE green chiles/rotel and even jalapenos. I also added a few green onions, some shredded mexican blend cheese and a wee bit of milk to thin it down. Hubby LOVED it. I think by the time I was finished "messing" with it, I was tired of it and couldn't make a fair judgment on the taste of it ~ LOL ~ NEXT time, I'll use HOT sausage and HOT Rotel. Will be making again (since hubby loved it)...I was looking for something a little different for football game, and this did the trick :) Thank You!

Jan 04, 2011

My family has been making this dip for years--we absolutely love it! We always use HOT Jimmy Dean sausage and HOT Rotel for the kick. Another suggestion, especially for game day: Brown the meat, then toss all of the ingredients into a crockpot. On LOW, it will melt through in four hours, and the dip stays hot for the whole game.

Jul 23, 2003

I made this for my monday night football fans in the house and it went over alright. I'm glad I added the cheese per a previous reviewer cuz it was still bland, even with its addition. If I were to make this again, I would use hot Italian sausage and possible additional chile peppers and more cheese. However, there are many more dips that are much more "fabulous" than this.


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 406 mg
  • 16%

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

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