Sara and I have talked at length about how we wish our readers could see how ordinary our lives are. As you’ve probably guessed, we’re lovers of all food and we definitely don’t discriminate against food we don’t cook ourselves!
Both of us have had experiences where people tell us they don’t want to cook food that we’ll be eating or they’re embarrassed about stuff they make. So we LOVE it when people are willing to share their culinary talents with us. Because hey, if we don’t have to cook or clean up, that makes everything even better!
My friend Jeni is a fabulous cook and I’m more than happy to let her cook or bring a treat to my house any time. She brought this dip with a bag of chips to a barbecue at my house a few weeks ago and it was literally gone within minutes. I really love how easy it is because it’s the perfect formula for party food–cheap, every day ingredients,
easy, super yummy, and minimal cleanup.
So thanks, Jeni, for not being scared of me (even if I do identify your laundry detergent scent at socially awkward times).
Quick and Easy Mexican Dip
Recipe from Kate’s friend Jeni
1 12-oz. package Jimmy Dean sausage (you can use low-fat)
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
1 c. salsa
Brown the sausage and drain the fat if necessary. Add the cream cheese and salsa to the pan and heat through. Serve with tortilla chips. We garnished it with a little grated cheese and green onions, but it can definitely stand on its own.
and we’ll love you even more than we already do!
Can I replace the sausage with beef?
Is this served hot or cold?
I have an Italian jimmy dean I need to use. Would that be terrible?
We devoured this. Very addicting.
Well, I am just honored to get a "shout out" on the blog! And I really don't mind you sniffing my clothes if you don't mind me stalking you around town:)
Kate, you KNOW I would cook for you often…I'm not afraid. I like to try things out on adventurous eaters. If only you didn't live so far far away! Perhaps I'll just have to send you more recipes and make you try them yourself.
Blimey, that looks really good! And so easy even I could make it! 🙂
the reminders are not annoying. How do you think I remember to vote? And I really do think your menu is the best out of all of them. I'm not just voting out of loyalty. :0) And I will definitely have to try the dip! Thanks for sharing!
I voted for you guys. You have always provided me with wonderful recipes. It was the least that I could do to "give back". Hope you win!
Thanks for the vote reminder and I will making this tomorrow to use up a club size bag of chips. Can't wait!
This looks fabulous! I've made it with velveeta rather than the cream cheese, but I bet the cream cheese it 100 times better!
Another great idea is to use a can of chili instead of the sausage and salsa. SOOO GOOD! I'll have to try this as well…
I think a quick and easy dip is sometimes one of the most delicious ones!
…and this dip sounds delish and easy!!
We've made this forever in my family, but we use a can of rotel instead. So good!
Printing this one off! Thanks much!
Mmmm Yum I love Mexican dips!
Yum…that looks great! Also like Sarah's idea to use Ro-Tel tomatoes…perfect party food.
Woohoo, go Jeni! 🙂 Yummy stuff!
Reminds me of my favorite 'southern' specialty — browned sausage, cream cheese, and rotel. yummy yummy yummy. i could eat a lb and a half of this stuff!
great go-to quick dip…thanks!
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