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3 Ingredient Sausage Dip

In this post I’m sharing how to make a 3 Ingredient Sausage Dip.

You may or may not have seen this dip recipe before. It is fairly popular because it is delicious and very easy to prepare.

Throw in some Frito scoops or chips and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will enjoy at your next gathering.

This dip works for all sorts of gatherings too! Whether it be a football or tailgating party, holidays or a get-together with friends, this dip is a great addition to your food line up. 

The recipe for this Rotel sausage dip can also be made in just a few minutes on the stove top or heated slowly in a small slow cooker.

Sausage based appetizers are a crowd pleaser and you may also want to try spicy sausage tarts or sausage balls.

Easy Sausage Dip

Hot breakfast sausage cream cheese dip with Rotel for parties

What kind of sausage goes in sausage dip? I use hot (spicy) breakfast sausage for this dip. Mild would work just fine as well. If you want to switch things up you can try it with chorizo or ground beef.

Are Rotel and diced tomatoes the same thing? Not quite. Rotel has a bit of heat to it. 

Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

amazing party dip recipe with cream cheese and sausage

If you’re thinking that this dip works only as a dip, think again. This dip recipe would also be delicious served over hot buttermilk biscuits. Trust me!

If you have any sausage dip leftover (I say that humorously because it disappears when I serve it) then seriously reheat it the next morning and try it over biscuits for breakfast or on toast.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip with Rotel

Eating sausage dip appetizer on a corn scoop chip

There are a few brands of sausage that I favor, but for this recipe the Hot Jimmy Dean is my first choice. 

By the way, if you’re searching for more appetizer recipes then check out our recipe index…you’ll find lots of delicious options.


Yield: 1 Sausage dip party appetizer

3 Ingredient Sausage Dip

Sausage Dip recipe served in a yellow dish with corn chip scoops

Delicious sausage dip is always a crowd pleaser and with just 3 ingredients, it is so simple to prepare.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 lb Hot Breakfast Sausage
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, cut into cubes
  • 10 oz Mild Rotel (with the juices)
  • Dipping style chips for serving


Stove Top Method

  1. In a small skillet cook the sausage, breaking into a crumble as it cooks.
  2. While the sausage cooks: In a saucepan or small dutch oven, add the canned Rotel and cream cheese. Cover and heat over medium low heat.
  3. Drain the fat from the cooked sausage then transfer the crumbled sausage to the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the dip to a serving dish and serve with dipping scoops or chips.

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Cook sausage as directed above.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a small appetizer sized slow cooker.
  3. Drain and add the cooked sausage to the crockery then cover and heat on the low setting 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 711mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

Thank you for stopping by! If you’ve never had this delicious dip then I hope you’ll give it a try.

If it’s been a while since you’ve enjoyed this dip then I hope I’ve reminded you to make a batch to share soon.

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This recipe has also been shared at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

Your 3 ingredient sausage dip looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

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