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Cheesey sausage dip in a cast iron pan.
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Cheesy Sausage Dip

Cheesy Sausage Dip is your new easy go-to appetizer! Made with crumbled sausage, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mustard, green pepper, and spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 225kcal


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Tex-Mex chili seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper optional mix-in or topping
  • 4 cherry tomatoes optional topping
  • 2 scallions optional topping
  • cilantro optional topping


  • Add the ground sausage and diced bell pepper to a large cast-iron skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the sausage has browned and the peppers are tender.
  • Drain any excess grease and reduce heat to medium-low. Add in the tomatoes, seasoning, mustard, and cream cheese and stir frequently until the cheese has melted.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese until fully melted and add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy immediately with tortilla chips or crackers.


  • You can use sweet or hot sausage in this recipe.
  • If you can't find tex-mex seasoning, go ahead and use chili powder instead. 
  • If you like your dip spicy, increase the tex-mex seasoning to 2 tablespoons.
  • Add diced jalapeno pepper into the mixture if you like it hot.
  • If the mixture cools and gets dry or you have leftovers, add 1/4 cup of milk when you reheat it to make it gooey again.
  • Slow Cooker Directions: 
    • Brown the meat with the green peppers and drain the grease as you would if you were making it in a skillet.
    • Then, add everything to your slow cooker and cook for 1 to 2 hours on low, until the cheese is melted and the dip is gooey. Reduce heat to warm and serve straight from the slow cooker.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg