Spicy Sausage Dip

The other day I was reminiscing about college and living in the dorms. I thought about the friends I made my first couple of years, all of the classes I never wanted to study for, and for some reason, my mind jumped all the way to disgusting cafeteria food (most of my trains of thought end with food!). I don’t know about your college food experience, but for two straight years I had to endure greasy and mediocre cuisine simply because it was my only option. Well, we did have a place called The Union that had decent food, but eating in the dorms was far more convenient. The funny thing is,  I probably thought some of that food was delicious at the time; but now, just thinking about it makes me nauseous.


During my third and fourth years of college, I lived in apartments and cooked my own food — which is when I started to really enjoy cooking. I liked being on my own and cooking whatever I wanted in the moment. It was really fun for me.


A lot of nights my friend Alyssa and I would make meals together, unless we had a craving for cheeseburgers and cheese curds — on those nights, you’d find us at Culvers. We spent most of college splitting time between our apartments, watching “our shows”, being our goofy selves, and cooking. We’ve always joked that we have similar taste buds because we love and crave the same food.


Alyssa introduced me to a ton of fun foods throughout college: jambalaya, cauliflower crust pizza and this spicy sausage dip, just to name a few. And this dip has been a part of my food day dreams since the moment I tried my first bite! I think we made it for the first time our junior year of college. The dip is salty, creamy, and is the perfect snacking food. It’s horrible for you, but I don’t care because it’s my dream dip.


THIS is the dip you’ll want to serve during the Super Bowl this year. It’s three ingredients and can be cooked in a crock pot!! Incredible. SO EASY! If you end up making it, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!

Spicy Sausage Dip


  • 16 oz of mild or spicy breakfast sausage
  • 12 oz of cream cheese (cut into cubes)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes and chiles
  • Chips


Place a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until browned and fully cooked.

Place the cooked sausage, cream cheese and diced tomatoes and chiles in the crock pot. Cook on high for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally until combined and hot. Switch the crock pot to low or warm to keep the dip hot and serve with chips.

If you don’t have a crockpot, you can follow the above steps and cook everything in a pot over medium heat until combined and hot.


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