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Three Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

Three ingredient sausage cream cheese dip is one of the easiest and most delicious dips.

The sausage cream cheese dip recipe is perfect for game day, parties, or snack time.

It’s easy to make, delicious to eat, and you’ll be the hit of the party. The family favorite recipe is also a crowd favorite.

RoTel Sausage Dip

Picture of cheese dip in a bowl with chips

I love this cream cheese dip recipe and it’s incredibly popular around my house. The dip is spicy, salty, creamy, packed with flavor, and features a can of Ro-Tel.

The kids love the sausage cheese dip recipe because it’s the perfect party food, especially for those big game nights.

They can watch a football game, hang out with friends, or watch a movie while snacking on it with some chips or pita chips.

Only Three Ingredients in the Cheese Dip

It’s such an easy appetizer recipe to make because it only requires three ingredients including sausage, cream cheese, and Ro-Tel.

Ro-Tel ingredients include Rotel tomatoes, green chilies, and a few spices that give it a little kick.

The dip is not only a cinch to make but somewhat changeable if you’ve got people coming over that don’t eat spicy foods.

I made this dip with spicy sausage, but you can make it with mild, as well. 

If you’re not a big sausage fan, you can also switch it out with turkey sausage. There are a lot of options when making this dip. 

Picture of a chip in a dip

The dip has a savory flavor and is fantastic while it’s still warm. We didn’t even wait to get it out of the skillet. We just grabbed some chips and started eating while it was hot. 

The amazing dip is perfect with tortilla chips, crackers, or pita chips.

If you’re looking for more party appetizer recipes, Julia’s Simply Southern has a great list.

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What Ingredients Do I Need For The Cream Cheese Dip Recipe?

This recipe only calls for three simple ingredients. You can add a few items to the list to switch it up a bit.

  • Hot sausage (or mild if you don’t like spicy sausage)
  • Cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • Original Ro-Tel

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Optional Add-Ins

  • Green peppers
  • Green onion
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Hot sauce for a spicy sausage dip
  • Green chiles
  • Ground beef
  • Italian sausage

How To Make Cream Cheese Dip?

  1. Brown sausage in the skillet. Drain excess fat and add the sausage back to the skillet.
  2. Add the cream cheese and two cans of Ro-tel. Mix and melt the cheese.
  3. Serve warm with chips.

Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Make Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

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First, add some olive oil to a large skillet and let it warm up a little bit. Once the skillet has warmed up, add the sausage.

I like to chop my sausage up into little bits and it will get a little easier to chop it up as the sausage gets hotter. I use a meat chopper that works well to break it up.

I added a link to the chopper in the recipe card below.

I also like to use my cast-iron skillet to cook foods like sausage and beef.

When the dip is finished cooking the skillet will keep it warm long after you’ve turned off the stovetop. It’s great for keeping in heat. 

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Keep cooking the sausage until it’s completely done. I tend to overcook it just a little. I like my sausage very done. 

Once you brown the sausage, pour it into a strainer and drain off the excess grease. You want to get all of the grease out of there. 

Then place the sausage back into the skillet.

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Next, add two boxes of cream cheese to the skillet.

I chopped up the cream cheese into smaller chunks so that it would melt faster; however, you don’t have to, but it does make life a little easier. 

I used full-fat cream cheese for the recipe, but if you’d like to use a lower fat cream cheese, that will work as well.

Picture of Ro-Tel in a skillet

Finally, pour two cans of Ro-Tel into the skillet.

The Ro-Tel is going to add so much flavor to this dip. I am not really a big tomato fan and I loved everything about this dip. 

Keep cooking until the cream cheese has completely melted. It won’t take long. 

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Keep stirring until the cheese is melted and the dip is hot. 

Picture of a chip and dip

You can either keep the cheesy dip in the skillet over low heat or place it into a container.

It will stay soft for a while; however, the dip is so good it won’t last long enough to cool off. 

Chips For Dipping

  • Tostitos
  • Doritos
  • Frito Scoops
  • Your favorite chips

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Can This Be Made In The Crock Pot?

Yes, you can make part of the recipe in the slow cooker. First, cook the sausage and drain the grease. Next, add the three ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low until the cheese has melted.

Once the cheese melts, stir the ingredients and keep on warm.

How To Store The Classic Appetizer

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.

Be sure to reheat the dip to 145 degrees either on the stovetop or in the microwave.

How Long Does Sausage Dip Last In The Fridge?

Sausage dip will last five to seven days in the refrigerator.

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Three Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

Get the easy 3-ingredient dip recipe below.

The easy sausage dip recipe is an easy appetizer that everyone loves.

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Cream Cheese Dip with Sausage

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Y'all will love this cream cheese dip with sausage and Ro-tel. There are a lot of cream cheese dip recipes out there and this is one of my favorites. The recipe only calls for three ingredients. It's easy to make, delicious to eat, and you'll be the hit of the party.


  • 16 oz. hot pork sausage
  • 2 - 8 ounce boxes cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 2 - 10 ounce cans Original Ro-Tel


  1. Cook the sausage in a medium-sized skillet on medium heat. Drain the grease.
  2. Add the sausage back to the skillet and add the cream cheese.
  3. Add the two cans of Ro-Tel without draining. Stir and cook until melted.
  4. Serve.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 cups Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 765Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 212mgSodium: 1279mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

Nutrition is approximate.

Did you make this recipe?

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Donna Christensen

Saturday 11th of February 2023

Can I cut recipe in half? Just a party of two people. Thank you

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 12th of February 2023

Hi Donna,

You can definitely cut the recipe in half. Enjoy!

Sandra Adams

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

what is original rotel

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Hi Sandra,

Great question. There's an original, which is diced tomatoes and green chilies. There's also a hot, mild, and Mexican style.

Mary Allen

Thursday 30th of September 2021

I've been making this dip for years. Always a hit. Oldie, but goodie

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

For sure!

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