Fat Sam's Meaty Melted Man Dip - Is It Football Season, Yet???


A quick, spicy sausage cheese dip. This isn't tea party food, nothing dainty or low-fat about it. This is an appetizer that eats like a MEAL and it keeps guests coming back to the bowl. You may have to work out twice to make up for it, but you'll be happy you did! Best served hot with plenty of tortilla chips.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage

  • 2 (1.25 ounce) packages taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 3 cups water, divided

  • 2 pounds processed cheese food, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain in a colander and discard grease. Transfer sausage to a large saucepan.

  2. Stir 1 package taco seasoning into sausage and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water and remaining package taco seasoning. Stir until seasoning is dissolved; simmer for 5 minutes more. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Gradually add cheese food, stirring until cheese is evenly melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix hot sauce into melted cheese mixture. If the mixture becomes too thick, add remaining 1 cup water, as needed.

Cook's Notes:

Add as much or as little hot sauce as you like, but keep in mind: the longer you cook the dip, the more heat you will get from the cayenne pepper in the hot sauce.

Be careful with continuing heat, as the cheese will burn if left on the heat without stirring. If you don't have a small serving slow cooker, try keeping the dip in a large size slow cooker and serving up a bowl at a time next to the chips.

This keeps great in the fridge for up to a week, if it lasts that long. To reheat, spoon the desired amount into a bowl, add a teaspoon or two of water, and microwave on medium for 1 to 2 minutes until hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
33g Fat
12g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 2110mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 530mg 41%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 380mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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