Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip

Perfect for entertaining, this sausage and spinach appetizer can be made ahead.

Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip
5 cups dip
25 mins
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  • 8 ounces bulk sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup mild banana pepper rings, drained and chopped
  • Crostini, bagel chips, blue corn tortilla chips, or sliced baguette-style French bread
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In a large skillet cook sausage, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until sausage is brown, stirring often. Drain off fat. Set sausage mixture aside to let cool.
In a large bowl stir together cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Add sausage mixture, spinach, and banana peppers; gently stir to combine. Spread mixture into a 9-inch fluted quiche dish or deep-dish pie plate.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with crostini, bagel chips, blue corn tortilla chips, or French bread.
Makes 5 cups dip.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Uncover and bake about 40 minutes or until heated through.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 153, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 32, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 2, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 729, vit. C (mg) 10, sodium (mg) 296, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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