Creamy Spicy Sausage Dip

This Creamy Spicy Sausage Dip is easy, cheesy and perfect for dipping. Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos or even veggies. It’s full of spicy Chorizo sausage, cream cheese tomatoes, green chiles and shredded cheddar for a tasty, addictive party dip that is perfect for any party or holiday gathering.

chorizo sausage dip in cast iron skillet with chopped tomatoes and chips

With just 4 ingredients, this easy appetizer dip is a real crowd pleaser, and it only takes 15 minutes to make. Sausage Dip can be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, and I’ll include instructions for both below.

You really must add this incredibly creamy and addictive sausage dip recipe to your party menu. It’s a total crowd pleaser that will disappear fast!

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients You Need for Spicy Sausage Dip
  2. How to Make Sausage Dip
  3. FAQs
  4. Serving Suggestions
  5. Crockpot Sausage Dip
  6. Storage and Reheating
  7. Expert Tips
  8. More Delicious Dips to Try
  9. Creamy Sausage Dip Recipe

Ingredients You Need for Spicy Sausage Dip

  • Chorizo sausage – A spicy Mexican sausage that adds real heat to this dip. You can use regular pork sausage if you want to forgo the spicy element.
  • Onion powder – Instead of using raw onions, the powder adds just a little bit of onion flavor.
  • Cream cheese – The creamy element in our dip.
  • Rotel – 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles.
  • Cheddar cheese – freshly grated off the block.
  • Garnish – The garnish is optional but I like to top the dip with diced tomatoes and something green, like parsley or chives.
  • Chips – This is a hearty, thick dip, so you want chips that will stand up to that. Thick tortilla chips or Fritos scoops work well.

How to Make Sausage Dip

Three simple steps to the perfect creamy, cheesy dip.

  • Cook the sausage. Crumble the Chorizo and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season with onion powder.
cooked chorizo sausage
  • Add cream cheese and Rotel. Stir in the cream cheese and tomatoes with green chiles until the cream cheese is melted.
chorizo, tomatoes and cream cheese in a skillet
creamy sausage dip with shredded cheddar cheese
  • Add cheese. Move the skillet off the heat and stir in shredded cheddar.
chorizo sausage dip in a cast iron skillet


Can you freeze this dip?

Yes! Cool the dip completely, then place into a freezer safe, airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

How can I keep this warm for parties?

To keep warm, use your slow cooker. Either use the slow cooker instructions below, or pour the finished dip into a 3-4 quart slow cooker and set to warm.

What can I use instead of Chorizo?

Replace the Chorizo with regular pork sausage and the Rotel with regular diced tomatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Garnish – Most dips, even though they taste delicious, don’t look super appetizing until you’ve added some color. I like to use chopped up cherry tomatoes and chives. Piled high in the center of the dip they look beautiful and add some height and some freshness.

Dippers – Thick tortilla chips or Fritos Scoops are my favorite things to dip. Chunks of bread or crostini are also good.

dishes of sausage dip with tomatoes and chips

Crockpot Sausage Dip

  • Spray the slow cooker generously with nonstick cooking spray. Add the cream cheese and tomatoes to the pot.
  • Cook the sausage in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain off as much grease as possible, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Replace the lid of the slow cooker and cook on low for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar. Cook on low for an additional 15-30 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Give a final stir and pour into a serving dish or serve directly from the crock pot.

Storage and Reheating

Storage: Cool dip completely, then transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to 5 days.

Reheating: If frozen, thaw completely before reheating. You can microwave the dip or reheat it in a saucepan on the stove.

Expert Tips

  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to balance the heat.
  • Add salt and pepper after you taste the finished dip. Chorizo can be quite salty as can the cheeses, so you definitely want to taste before adding any more.
  • Be sure to shred your own cheddar so it will melt beautifully. Pre-shredded bagged cheese has additives and preservatives that can prevent melting.
  • Sausage must be fully cooked before adding additional ingredients.
  • Substitute turkey or chicken sausage, or even Italian sausage if you prefer.
sausage dip in skillet with tomatoes and tortilla chips

More Delicious Dips to Try

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Creamy Sausage Dip

This Spicy Sausage Dip is easy, cheesy and perfect for dipping. It's an addictive party dip that only takes 15 minutes and 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 425kcal


  • 1 pound Chorizo casings removed, if necessary
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 20 ounces Rotel tomatoes with green chiles 2 (10-ounce cans)
  • 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh chives minced, for garnish (optional)
  • Thick tortilla chips and Fritos scoops for dipping


  • In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and cook chorizo over medium-high heat until cooked through; about 5 minutes. Drain any excess grease and stir in onion powder.
  • Lower heat to medium, and stir in cream cheese and Rotel. Heat, stirring frequently, until cream cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheddar cheese until completely melted. If desired, pour into a serving dish, or serve from the skillet.
  • Pile diced cherry tomatoes in the center and sprinkle with minced chives. Serve with chips.


Storage: Cool dip completely, then transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to 5 days.
Reheating: If frozen, thaw completely before reheating. You can microwave the dip or reheat it in a saucepan on the stove.


Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 17gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 955mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1188IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sausage dip, spicy sausage dip

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the recipe developer, writer, CEO and all around badass who created Yellow Bliss Road, Inc. and A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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