This Pimento Cheese Sausage Dip features cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, pimentos, and Jimmy Dean sausage. Whether it’s Christmas Eve or an upcoming game day, it’s one of those popular recipes that can be enjoyed any time of the year.
What is pimento cheese sausage dip?
If you grew up in (or near) the South, then you may have had the classic pimento cheese sandwich as a child. Grandma could easily whip it up with mayonnaise, shredded cheddar, and pimentos and have it on two pieces of white bread in no time. If you want cold pimento cheese recipe, try this recipe for homemade pimento cheese, it’s my go to recipe!
When it comes to turning it into a delicious dip, we’re just adding breakfast sausage, cream cheese, and a few popular seasonings. Everything gets combined together in a large mixing bowl before being dumped into the baking dish – or in our case, the crock pot. In just a couple of hours of cooking time, you’ll have a delicious appetizer ready to be enjoyed by friends and family.
- Sausage: I like to use Jimmy Dean’s regular pork sausage but you can use whatever brand and flavor you prefer.
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese: For this recipe, you’ll want to skip the pre-shredded cheese in the bag and grab a block of cheese to shred yourself. This ensures it will actually melt.
- Cream Cheese: The cream cheese block will need to be softened so it mixes well with the other ingredients. Set it out several hours before prep time or pop it in the microwave (unpackaged) for a few seconds.
- Mayonnaise: One of the classic ingredients of pimento cheese is mayo.
- Diced Pimentos: You can find these in the can and you’ll want to use 2 (drained) for this particular recipe.
- Seasonings: Garlic powder, freshly ground pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper are the perfect blend of spices for this pimento cheese sausage dip.
Unpictured: Cook and crumble sausage on the stovetop in a large skillet and drain off the grease with a paper towel.
Step One – In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir.
Step Two – Add the drained sausage and combine well.
Step Three – Add the mix to the slow cooker.
Step Four – Cover and cook on HIGH For 2 hours or until heated through; stir occasionally. Do not overcook and serve immediately. Enjoy!
What to serve with pimento cheese dip?
- I like to serve this dip with sliced baguette; however, you serve hot with fresh veggies, tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, or simply alongside other appetizers.
- This dip mixture also makes a great topping for nachos, baked potatoes, and rice or pasta.
- Toppings can also be added to this dip such as sour cream, jalapenos, green chilies, tomatoes, or sliced green onions.
- Another unique way to serve this dip is in sandwich form. You could make one tasty “grilled” cheese sandwich!
One of the easiest ways is to use hot sausage. You would cook it the same and follow the cooking directions as is. Adding more cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and diced jalapenos would do the trick as well.
You could. Just be sure to use a medium size baking dish and keep your eye on it as the oven cooks differently than the crockpot.
Pour any remaining dip into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the leftovers on the stovetop over medium low heat until warmed throughout.
Slow Cooker Sausage Pimento Dip
- 1 lb. jimmy dean sausage
- 1 lb. block sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 8 oz. diced pimentos, drained (two 4-oz. jars)
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- sliced baugette
- Cook and crumble the sausage on the stove top. Drain on paper towel.
- In a large bowl, add the remianing ingredients and stir. Then add the drained sausage and combine well. Add this to the slow cooker.
- Cook on HIGH For 2 hours or until heated through; stir occasionally. Do not over cook. Watch closely and stir often. Be sure to switch to warm after heated through.
- Serve with sliced baguette pieces.
- Nutritional values do not include bread or any dippers.
- To make this spicy, you can use hot sausage. Adding more cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and diced jalapenos would do the trick as well.
- Pour any remaining dip into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the leftovers on the stovetop over medium low heat until warmed throughout.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.