Rotel sausage dip is an effortless appetizer that only requires three simple ingredients, perfect for your next party!
I assume many of you have a stereotype of food bloggers eating great family meals for dinner each and every night, however, I can assure you that isn’t true. Oftentimes when I make an appetizer recipe for this website, that is also what gets served for dinner. Heck, sometimes it doesn’t even make it to the table. I devoured this Rotel sausage dip right on the stove top as I hovered over the pan like a hobo finding a barrel fire. I regret nothing.
Rotel Sausage Dip
Rotel sausage dip is a savory appetizer that consists of Rotel, cream cheese, and pork sausage. This is a simple party appetizer to throw together since the only cooking required is to brown the sausage. I recommend draining the fat from the sausage after browning, but that is optional.
What is Rotel
Rotel consists of diced tomatoes and green chilis and can typically be found in the canned vegetable aisle alongside the tomatoes. There are other varieties of Rotel that you can substitute in this recipe if desired, such as Hot (with Habaneros), Mild, and Original. To prevent the sausage dip from becoming soupy you will want to drain the liquid from the Rotel can prior to adding it to the dip.
Which Sausage for Sausage Dip
There is a lot of pork sausage to choose from at the grocery store, luckily most of them will make a good Rotel sausage dip. In my opinion, breakfast sausage, also known as country sausage, makes the best dip because it is already packed with herbal seasonings. Tennesse Pride is a popular brand. However, some people prefer to use Italian sausage instead.
Rotel Sausage Dip Variations
Since Rotel sausage dip is such an effortless appetizer to concoct, it lends itself well to customizing. As already mentioned you can substitute various flavors of Rotel and sausage, however, you can also add Cheddar cheese (some people use Velveeta), sauteed chopped jalapeno or onions, hot sauce, or your favorite herbs.
Rotel Sausage Dip
- 1 pound Breakfast Sausage (such as Tennessee Pride)
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 10 oz Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (drained)
- Crusty Baguette, Crackers, or Pita Chips
- Brown breakfast sausage in a saute pan and crumble. Drain fat.
- Stir in cream cheese and Rotel until blended.
- Serve with crusty bread, crackers, or pita chips for dipping.
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