We have been making this cheesy, spicy sausage dip in our family for...well, I don't even remember when we didn't make it. My mother always made it, and then, me and my sister made it and now our kids make it! I guess it's the family dip...lol. Don't all families have those couple of recipes or things they always have when the get together?
This concoction is something I always made when my son was growing up and he had boys stay over or come home from school with him. If there were very many and as they grew into very large boys, I had to double the recipe. Some of those boys, who are now grown, still talk about the sausage dip when we see them. The things that make memories for kids. When it involved our house, it usually had to do with food or some crazy thing my husband did to them. He has always been the worst kid in the house! This is so easy, it's stupid and I mean that in a good way! Here is what you need:
1 lb. roll of breakfast sausage ( I use Purnell's medium sausage)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 8 oz. cream cheese (you can use light cream cheese)
1 10 oz. can of regular Rotel tomatoes
Crumble and brown the sausage in a skillet. You can use mild sausage for less spice or hot for more. I use Purnell's medium. I am very partial to Purnell's sausage and it is a Kentucky product, but you can use any sausage you like.
Drain the Rotel slightly and add to the pan. At this point you can put the sausage in a slow cooker and add the other ingredients and cook on low. The slow cooker is good to use if you taking this to a party because you can warm it back up and it will stay warm while you are there. A skillet with a lid also works though.
Cover and warm on low just until the cheeses are melted. Stir to blend until smooth once they are soft and melty. Make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom if you are not using a nonstick pan it could.