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My Spicy Italian Sausage Dip is so creamy and delicious, made with spicy sausage and 3 types of cheese and lots of spicy elements. This is the perfect appetizer for game day or holiday parties.
Baked cheesy dips are my weakness and this hot and spicy Sausage Dip is my new obsession. It’s got three kinds of cheeses, a bunch of spicy elements and you can totally customize it to ramp up the heat or tone it down. My daughter actually asked to take this in her lunch thermos the day after I made it. Of course I turned her down because we pretty much ate it all, scraping the dish clean!
Cheese dips are super easy appetizer and this Spicy Italian Sausage Dip is no different. There are no layers to pretty up, not much to fuss over and it all just goes into a dish and bakes up until it’s pretty and golden and ooey-gooey delicious.
Honestly I never would have thought to add Spicy Italian Sausage to a dip before this one, and when I was jotting down the recipe I had originally intended to use ground beef. But when I went to the freezer I realized I didn’t have any and therefore this Sausage Dip was born!
You don’t need anything fancy, just 6 main ingredients, plus some seasonings.
Mix all these ingredients together and spread them in a baking dish, top with some extra cheese and pop it in the oven. I love using Mozzarella cheese in dips because you get that beautiful golden brown color when you broil it. Sometimes just baking will do the trick, but during the last few minutes you can switch to your oven’s broiler setting to get that yummy color. It only takes about 20 minutes to bake, which is good news because you’re not going to be able to contain your excitement while you wait!
I am a sucker for anything bread so I love to serve hearty dips with toasted bread slices, also known as crostini. They are sturdier than a typical cracker and will hold up better to a more substantial dip such as this one. However you could definitely serve crackers on the side but I would go for one that’s a little stronger, like pita crisps or Wheat Thins.
Box grater – I love the large handle, and the different grate sizes.
2 Quart Baking Dish: Lots of recipes from casseroles to cakes call for a 11″x7″ baking dish, so this glass baking dish is a good staple to have in your kitchen.