Always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. This recipe can be as hot or as mild as you like, depending on which kind of tomatoes you buy. I got this recipe from a friend. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over a medium heat until it is browned and cooked through.

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  • Mix tomatoes and cream cheese into the skillet. Stir and continue cooking the mixture over a medium heat until the cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 47mg; sodium 406.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
I have been making this dip for a while and it is always a hit. I do it a little different though. I use a pound of breakfast sausage that comes in the tube. I fry it but leave the grease on it. The I put one brick of cream cheese and one can of original Rotel tomatoes in my dip crock pot and add the sausage. I let it sit for at least an hour before serving. AWESOME with tortilla chips. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2011
The base is a good place to start. We just arn't crazy about a meat based dip. Read More
(25)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
I have been making this dip for a while and it is always a hit. I do it a little different though. I use a pound of breakfast sausage that comes in the tube. I fry it but leave the grease on it. The I put one brick of cream cheese and one can of original Rotel tomatoes in my dip crock pot and add the sausage. I let it sit for at least an hour before serving. AWESOME with tortilla chips. Read More
(128)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
A great alternative to the normal queso! I made some modifications that really made this an awesome dip according to all the guests at our halloween party! I used the HOT Jimmy Dean Sausage added more Rotel and then after it had cooled to "warm" I stirred in some shredded cheddar cheese (more than "warm" will melt it all) and then topped it off with more shredded cheese this also dresses it up as it is not a very colorful appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
OK I made this for the Super Bowl and feel compelled to add my 2 cents. This recipe by itself looked really bland so I added an extra can of Rotel a chopped up fresh jalapeño pepper and used Jimmy Dean hot sausage. The recipe does look unappetizing when being made BUT this was easily remedied. Just add some of that 5 year old turmeric you got in your spice cabinet (adds color but not much flavor since it is so old) and of course some shredded cheddar cheese to it. Voila nice orange cheese dip that doesn t use any of that fake cheese food product stuff! Never mind that pure cheese isn t really orange but it did make it look a lot more appetizing. After adding the extras this dip was great and everyone loved it. Because of the changes that needed to be made I rate it 4 stars instead of 5. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
I wish I would've READ MORE REVIEWS of this before making it. It WAS VERY THICK and kinda BLAH. So I fixed it...this is what I did: Added MORE green chiles/rotel and even jalapenos. I also added a few green onions some shredded mexican blend cheese and a wee bit of milk to thin it down. Hubby LOVED it. I think by the time I was finished "messing" with it I was tired of it and couldn't make a fair judgment on the taste of it LOL NEXT time I'll use HOT sausage and HOT Rotel. Will be making again (since hubby loved it)...I was looking for something a little different for football game and this did the trick:) Thank You! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
this was a really good dip. Made this to a T and it was simple and really quick to make. I used mild sausage mix and a mild can of diced tomatoes and chilies. It was really good and creamy. I could see using a hotter sausage mix in this recipe for my husband. Read More
(25)
Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2011
The base is a good place to start. We just arn't crazy about a meat based dip. Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
My family has been making this dip for years--we absolutely love it! We always use HOT Jimmy Dean sausage and HOT Rotel for the kick. Another suggestion especially for game day: Brown the meat then toss all of the ingredients into a crockpot. On LOW it will melt through in four hours and the dip stays hot for the whole game. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I made this for my monday night football fans in the house and it went over alright. I'm glad I added the cheese per a previous reviewer cuz it was still bland even with its addition. If I were to make this again I would use hot Italian sausage and possible additional chile peppers and more cheese. However there are many more dips that are much more "fabulous" than this. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2003
this dip was okay but if im making a sausage dip i will use another recipe i found on allrecipes.com(beefy cheese dip) Read More
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