Last Saturday was a big football Saturday in this house. My alma mater, Auburn University, played our arch rival, the University of Alabama. Jonathan’s alma mater, Mississippi State University, played its arch rival, Ole Miss. While both of our teams were soundly whipped by our opponents, the tailgating food kept us from being too down. A little Cheesy Smoked Sausage Dip is good for what ails you, whether it’s football Saturday or any other day of the week.
Jonathan wanted a dip made with our favorite brand of smoked sausage, Conecuh Smoked Sausage. All of the Conecuh varieties are delicious, but our favorite is the Spicy and Hot Hickory Smoked Sausage. If you can’t find Conecuh sausage in your area, you can certainly substitute your favorite brand. We threw together a few dip gotta-haves, and it turned out to be a delicious smoked sausage dip.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb Conecuh, diced and cooked
8 oz Colby Jack cheese, grated
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
3 green onions, diced
4 oz green chiles
1 T worchestershire sauce
1/2 t garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
2 T butter, softened
Your first step is to dice and fry the pound of Conecuh. Once the skillet is nice and hot, it should take about 10-15 minutes to brown the sausage. Remove sausage from pan and drain on a paper towel.
Using my KitchenAid stand mixer, I mixed the cream cheesevand sour cream together. When it was mixed well, I added in the mayo and colby jack. Mix well. Next add the green chiles, green onions, worchestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix away until it’s all blended well. Add in the smoked sausage and mix well.
Spread dip into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
In a hand chopper or food processor (or by hand if you must), crush the sleeve of ritz crackers. Add the butter to the food processor and process for a few seconds to get the butter incorporated into the cracker crumbs. Sprinkle this delicious mixture over the dip.
Bake on 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until topping is golden and dip is beginning to bubble.
I hope if y’all make this dip it brings you better success with your team than it did for us. War eagle and Hail State anyway
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