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I'm a foodie and an amateur chef. I love to cook and to learn all I can about food! I believe that food is very powerful. It can bring people closer together, and it can also destroy relationships. I'm serious! P.S.- I can't stand doing the dishes!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sausage Dip via Brently

Good day Fellow Eaters!

Being in my mid twenties, I often have groups of hungry friends dropping in. Usually it turns into a game night, or movie night, or just a time where we sit around and talk. I love to feed people, but I don't always have money or time to make a full out meal (although that doesn't always stop me). I always look for dishes that are delicous, that are easy to whip up and can serve a lot of people. This is one of those dishes. It's not something you should eat all of the time, because it is very rich, but it's great for every so often and split between a bunch of people. 

This recipe came to me by way of my good friend, Brently. He makes it in a crock pot, but because we were hungry and since I don't have a crockpot (yet), I adapted the recipe by combining the ingredients on stovetop and then finishing it off in the oven.

There are three ingredients to this dip:
Cream Cheese
Ground Sausage

Leave the Cream cheese out so that it will soften. Cook the sausage in a pan with high sides, making sure there is no pink left. Drain on a plate covered with a papertowel. Give the cooked sausage, rotel, and cream cheese a quick stir in the pan on low heat and then place dip in a casserole dish and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. This ensures that the dip mixes well and is hot all the way through. Serve warm with home- made crostinis.

Unbaked Crostinis

Plain Crostinis:
Olive Oil

Take a baguette and slice it into 1/4 inch slices (mine were a bit thickes). Place on a baking pan and drizzle with olive oil, turn pieces over so that they are lightly coated with olive oil on each side. Bake at 350 degrees until they are golden.

I love this dip! It is so easy to make and it's so yummy! This recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on how large your group is.

 For exact measurements check out this recipe (up soon) on my profile at Food52!


  1. What is this Rotel ingredient you mentioned? I tried googling it however Rotel seems to be a brand name of several products.

  2. Rotel is a brand of canned tomatoes. In Rotel Original they add green chilies to diced tomatoes.

  3. This dish looks yummy :-)

    - Sharon