Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July! Erinne and I spent the day watching some good ol’ fashioned patriotic movies, cleaning out our fridge, and going grocery shopping–you know, things Amuricans do.

That evening, Alex and I went to a co-worker’s (his, not mine) Independence Day pig roast. And as polite guests, we planned on bringing something along, even though in the end it was really, totally unnecessary for us to do so.

Alex requested I make one of our friend’s, I’d say “signature,” dish–Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip. It’s always a hit and fills the belly like a full meal! Here’s the scoop on this easy peasy recipe:

The steps are pretty straight forward so this is definitely something you can whip up for your next shindig.

  1. Brown the sausage in a skillet
  2. Add the diced tomatoes and cream cheese
  3. Stir until the cream cheese has melted
  4. Pour sausage mixture into a baking dish
  5. Top with shredded cheese
  6. Heat in 350 degree oven until cheese topping is melted (or until the dish has warmed up in the event that you needed to refrigerate the whole thing)

Ingredients, less the sausage

Sausage, diced tomatoes, and cream cheeseSausage dip in skilletDip in baking dishFunny story about this dip–like I said, it was really unnecessary for us to bring any food at all. There was so much food at this party that we didn’t even make it to the sausage dip. AND it was super hot and I’m pretty sure everyone would have just been upset that they were eating hot sausage dip, straight from the oven. Oh, and we forgot to bring the tortilla chips to actually dip. Womp, womp. (This explains why I don’t have pics of the final product.)

Welp, we’ll just have to eat the dip by ourselves! What did everyone else make to celebrate America’s birthday?