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Cheesy Sausage Dip

This is one of my favorite dips.  I found the recipe in a Schwan’s Catalog.  Although, I don’t use Schwan’s products in this, it turns out great!  This dip is particularly good with slices of a fresh crusty baguette.

Cheesy Sausage Dip-adapted from Schwan’s

Serves 10 appetizer portions

Ingredients:

  • 1 pckg. Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 4 oz can green chilies, chopped, drained
  • 1 cup chopped red peppers (or the roasted ones from a jar are also terrific in this)
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. Creole Seasoning (Konriko Brand is great- see under Products Category)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions or chives
  • To DIP:  1-2 loaves of french baguette or tortilla chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F.  Saute and crumble the Italian Sausage until cooked and no longer pink.  Add chilies and bell peppers, cooking 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients, except green onions (and bread of course).  Bake 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions or chives and serve with sliced bread or tortilla chips.

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Konriko Creole Seasoning

I once purchased this seasoning at a grocery store in the 90’s.  It soon became my absolute favorite Creole (or Cajun) seasoning.  I have tried other brands, but found them either not spicy enough or with a metallic aftertaste (really? in food? YUCK!!!)

This seasoning can easily be purchased online.  One site is:

cajungrocer

I make several dishes with this that my family loves.  One is Cajun Chicken Pasta (my next post) and another is Cajun Chicken Club Sandwiches.  The flavor is nice and spicy, but not overpowering.  It is so good in fact that when I have people over and make one of these recipes that I buy more than one at a time and then am able to give the seasoning to my friends to take home.

It truly is a very nice blend of spices and I recommend it very much.