Aunt Maureen's Sausage Dip
Full disclosure, I ran a dip contest back in May of 2018 when I was barely pulling jobs together for my new catering company. A week after I posted the contest rules, I started selling products at a local farmers’ market. Then all of a sudden, I was slammed. I had a few submissions for the contest and they all sounded delicious. I just didn’t have the time to throw a Dip Tasting Party to choose the winner.
With that said, EVERYONE’S a winner! I’ll randomly throw in a blog post here and there with the recipes and the stories behind the dip. They all sounded so good and a couple of them, I’ve had before. First up, Aunt Maureen and her infamous family favorite Sausage Dip. This dip has been invited to almost every family function since I started coming around almost 20 years ago. I remember the first time I took a bite of this liquid gold. I was standing at the counter of Aunt Maureen and Uncle Larry’s kitchen. I had a bite, then another and another. Addiction!
Here is the story behind Aunt Maureen’s Sausage Dip told to you by Aunt Maureen:
“Several years ago a friend at work invited me to a Christmas Around the World party I told her I already had so many Christmas decorations I really didn't need anything, but maybe I could get some presents. Larry was going to be hunting, so I told her I would come. She had quite a turnout and she served appetizers, one of which was the sausage dip. I could not stop dipping, it was so delicious. I asked her for the recipe and she told me you won't believe how easy it is to make. Well, that recipe was the beginning of a family favorite. I made it for my sons and they loved it and still do. I started bringing the dip to family parties and serving it at our own parties. It was always eaten up! To this day, it still is, in fact my sister just had a Kentucky Derby party and the top request was for me to bring the sausage dip. I do not know how many times I have given the recipe out, I lost track. Enjoy, it is so good and very addictive!”
Now, I will share with you Aunt Maureen’s Sausage Dip via some lady who threw a Christmas decoration party.
AUNT MAUREEN’S SAUSAGE DIP:
1 pound of Hot sausage - Aunt Maureen uses Bob Evans/Jimmy Dean Hot
16 ounce box Velveeta Cheese
1 can of Campbell's condensed cream of mushroom soup
Brown sausage in skillet until done and drain the grease.
Transfer the sausage to a casserole dish and mix in the soup.
Add chunks of Velvetta to the dish and give it a good stir.
Bake in oven 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted.
Serve with tortilla chips or crackers, we like both.
SPICE IT UP A BIT: Even though this is made with HOT sausage, folks like my husband wouldn’t have their feelings hurt if you ratchet up the spice a bit. Here are a couple options for doing just so:
Chop up 1-2 Serrano peppers and add them to the mixture before baking.
Sambal Oelek will also bring the heat. Add 3-5 tablespoons of Sambal to the mixture before baking.
PREPARATION TIP: Make up the dip mixture the night before and store in the refrigerator in a covered casserole dish. Add another 5-8 minutes to the cooking time the next day. If the mixture seems a little thicker than you would like, add a splash of milk and give it a good stir.