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.
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 while watching your favorite sports TV from the comfort of your couch.
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?
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!
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- 1 lb. pork sausage
- 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies*, undrained
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
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.
Add tomatoes with green chilies and cream cheese to the sausage, stirring until cream cheese is melted and evenly distributed.
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.
Source: Adapted slightly from Daniel Heyes, friend of The Spiffy Cookie.