Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

This Spicy Italian Sausage Dip is the perfect appetizer for any gathering. It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with the bold flavors of Italian sausage, pepperoncinis, and a blend of Italian seasonings. Serve it with crostini, toasted bread, or crackers, and watch it disappear in no time!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened πŸ§€
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder πŸ§„
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 🌿
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 🌢️
  • 1 3/4 cups freshly grated Mozzarella cheese, divided πŸ§€
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded or grated Parmesan cheese πŸ§€
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, cooked and drained 🌭
  • 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained πŸ…
  • 3/4 cup pepperoncinis, drained and diced 🌢️
  • Fresh chopped basil for garnish 🌿
  • Crostini, toasted bread, or crackers for dipping πŸ₯–

Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Set your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Prepare a 2 Β½ quart (or 11-inch oval) baking dish by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. πŸ”₯
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for 3/4 cup of Mozzarella and the basil. Mix everything well until thoroughly combined. 🍲
  3. Prepare for Baking: Spread the sausage dip mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved Mozzarella on top. If you love a bit more Italian flair, add a pinch of extra Italian seasoning. 🌿
  4. Bake: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the dip is bubbly. For a golden brown cheese topping, switch to the broiler during the last few minutes of baking. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning. ⏳
  5. Garnish: Once baked, garnish with fresh chopped basil, if desired. 🌿
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the hot dip with crostini, toasted bread, or crackers. Dig in and enjoy this flavorful appetizer! πŸ₯–πŸ˜‹

Additional Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Calories: 400 Kcal per serving
  • Servings: 8 servings

Tips for the Perfect Dip

  • Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is softened for easier mixing.
  • Sausage: For a milder version, use regular Italian sausage instead of spicy.
  • Cheese: Freshly grated cheese melts better and has a superior flavor compared to pre-shredded cheese.
  • Garnish: Fresh basil adds a nice color contrast and a fresh flavor that complements the rich dip.

This Spicy Italian Sausage Dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. It’s easy to prepare, and its bold flavors make it a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget to share your experience and any variations you try on your blog. Enjoy!

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Spicy Italian Sausage Dip


  • Author: Dulcia
  • Total Time: 30min
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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12 ounces cream cheese, softened πŸ§€
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder πŸ§„
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 🌿
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 🌢️
1 3/4 cups freshly grated Mozzarella cheese, divided πŸ§€
1/2 cup freshly shredded or grated Parmesan cheese πŸ§€
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, cooked and drained 🌭
15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained πŸ…
3/4 cup pepperoncinis, drained and diced 🌢️
Fresh chopped basil for garnish 🌿
Crostini, toasted bread, or crackers for dipping πŸ₯–


Instructions

1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Spray a 2 Β½ quart (or 11-inch oval) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. πŸ”₯

2️⃣ Combine all ingredients together in a bowl, except for 3/4 cup of Mozzarella and the basil. Mix well. 🍲

3️⃣ Spread the sausage dip into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved Mozzarella on top. Add a little extra Italian seasoning if desired. 🌿

4️⃣ Bake at 350Β°F for 20 minutes, or until the dip is bubbly. For additional browning of the cheese, switch to the broiler during the last few minutes, but watch closely as it can burn quickly. ⏳

5️⃣ Garnish with fresh chopped basil, if desired. 🌿

6️⃣ Serve with crostini or crackers for dipping. Enjoy! πŸ₯–πŸ˜‹

  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 20min

Nutrition

  • Calories: 400 Kcal

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