Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip

by Erin

This Tennessee Sausage Cheese dip only requires three ingredients and is just as easy to make. Best served warm right out of the skillet with tortilla chips.

Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip in a Skillet.

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After cooking a Thanksgiving holiday meal for 11 people I am all in for simple meals and recipes – and leftovers from said meal. To be clear cooking for people is my love language and I was beyond excited to host but the amount of dishes that were repeatedly dirtied and cleaned over the long weekend was insane. Thankfully others did most of the cleaning, but still.

While this isn’t a meal (unless you really believe in yourself – or rather your gut), this recipe only requires 3 ingredients with one of them being my favorite – cream cheese! Most enjoyable if recruited alongside other favorite hot dips, such as hot artichoke dip, while watching your favorite sports TV from the comfort of your couch.

Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip Served with Tortilla Chips.

Despite the simplicity of this recipe I had to ask my friend Daniel to tell me the recipe at least 3 times because I kept forgetting the ingredients. I swear I have saved it somewhere every time but who knows where that is. What are these other two ingredients other than cream cheese?

Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip Ingredients:

  • Pork sausage
  • Roma tomatoes (canned tomatoes with chilies in my case)
  • Cream cheese

Seriously, how did I forget that?

Three Ingredient Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip.

Even simpler than the ingredients are the steps. Just crumble and brown the sausage in a skillet, drain the excess grease, and stir in the tomatoes and cream cheese. You pretty much don’t even need the recipe card at the bottom of this post but in case you are forgetful, like me, I’ve got you ;-).

Serve warm with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!

Hot Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip.

Six years ago: December 2016 Stitch Fix #19

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Nine years ago: Eggnog Cheesecake Bars with Cranberry Swirl

Ten years ago: Hot Cocoa Blossoms

Twelve years ago: Latkas

Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip in a Skillet.


Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies*, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature


  1. In a large skillet** over medium-high heat, add sausage and cook, while breaking it apart, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease and return skillet with sausage over medium-high heat.
  2. Add tomatoes with green chilies and cream cheese to the sausage, stirring until cream cheese is melted and evenly distributed.
  3. Serve warm with tortilla chips.


*Could also use a chopped Roma tomato for less heat. ** I like to use my cast iron for this. Makes it easy to prepare ahead of time and keep in the oven on WARM.

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Source: Adapted slightly from Daniel Heyes, friend of The Spiffy Cookie.

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