Hot lil’ dip alert! Since it’s potluck season and I care about both your reputation and your taste buds, I had to put this dish I created for an office potluck into your radar. For parties and potlucks, you really can’t go wrong with a dip. Well, you can but we’re not going to be those kind of potluck people, right? Right. Hot sausage dip is a pretty popular southern appetizer but everyone has their own way of making it. So, I made sure to use few and simple ingredients that we’re all familiar with and could be easily explained when people inevitably ask “What’s in it?” I served this up with crackers and vegetable sticks alongside another southern classic, deviled egg dip.
As the name implies, there’s hot sausage–in this case, Jennie-O® Hot Turkey Sausage. Y’all know that I tag turkey in for other ground meats at every opportunity and this dish is no different. Guests can rarely tell the difference and I feel confident in the outcome. That’s not to say that this hot turkey sausage dip isn’t indulgent, though! Aside from the Jennie-O® Hot Turkey Sausage, there’s cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and hot Rotel. Hot turkey sausage and hot tomatoes & habaneros? I SHOLE DID! This is a spicy food-lover’s dream. It was a hit with my coworkers but if your crowd isn’t all that adventurous, feel free to use regular Rotel.
Another point of success with my coworkers and friends who have tried this hot turkey sausage dip is that it’s keto. Doesn’t that seem to be all the rage, these days? Another plus: you can make this dish in about 30 minutes and it reheats well. So, there you have it. Super spicy. Super southern. Super easy. It doesn’t get much better than that. You also might want to bookmark this recipe for tailgating and watch parties. It’s appropriate year round. Check out more dips and appetizers here. Thanks for reading!
Hot Turkey Sausage provided by Jennie-O®. As always, all opinions are my own.
P.S. more turkey recipes:
Spicy southern classic dip made spicier and more flavorful with Jennie-O Hot Turkey Sausage and Hot Rotel.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound hot turkey breakfast sausage
- 1/8 onion chopped
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 10 ounces hot canned diced tomatoes & chiles like Rotel (drained)
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 stalk chive or green onion chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium flame. Add turkey sausage, sea salt, black pepper, and chopped onion. Cook until sausage is browned and onions are translucent. Drain.
Stir in diced tomatoes and chiles then cream cheese. Mix until uniform.
Spread mixture into a quart-sized baking dish then sprinkle cheddar cheese over top. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
Garnish with chive or green onion. Serve with sturdy crackers, chips, or veggie sticks for dipping.