Sausage Enchilada Dip, done in just 15 minutes, is a savory, cheesy and deliciously filling and mouthwatering appetizer dip inspired by Mexican Flavors.
Sausage Enchilada Dip
Typically, when you are looking for a dip recipe, you are gearing up for a party, bbq, picnic or get together and just need something to grab and go. Do not discount dips as just an appetizer thing –
This recipe is great in that it only 15 minutes to make, but sausage enchilada dip is also fantastic for a filling, savory, and quick weeknight dinner as well.
Simple, easy, hot and hearty, this dip is amazing to pile up with cheese, guacamole, queso, and pico for its debut as dinner.
Before you get started on this recipe, you will need the following ingredients.
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If you have the following, you are good to go!
- ground sausage
- minced garlic
- diced onions
- red enchilada sauce
- cheddar cheese
SERVE WITH: Homemade Tortilla Chips (EASY – this recipe makes chips and dips extra special!)
Beef or Sausage?
I have actually made a varying recipe with beef, chicken and this sausage here. All are incredibly delicious so its just a personal preference on what you have on hand.
How to make Sausage Enchilada Dip
I wanted to keep this dip super simple but also with tons of flavor. Sausage and its fats carry a ton of flavor and adding enchilada sauce and cheese makes this a simple dip. Lets get started on the stove top cooking!
Add sausage, garlic and onion into a skillet and cook until sausage is brown and onions are tender.
NOTE: If you want to learn how to bake fresh garlic in the oven, that is great for dips, I have a step by step with garlic in this Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe.
Drain any excess grease (you do not have to drain all of the grease, but if its really full in the pan, extra grease will rise to the top on your enchilada sauce and its not that appealing to look at)
Stir in enchilada sauce and stir until heated through.
Top with cheese and cover.
Heat on medium until cheese is melted, or pop into a preheated oven (as long as your pan is oven safe) until cheese is melted.
Try adding a can of cream of mushroom or can of cheddar cheese soup to the recipe
Prior to serving, top with fresh cilantro
Sour cream and homemade Gauc make a perfect finish
Serve with tortilla chips or Frito’s
Wrap in flour tortillas for oven baked enchilada insides
Try combining enchilada sauce with 1/3rd sour cream for a smoother and creamier sauce
Add a can of ROTEL tomatoes
Ready to make more Mexican inspired dishes?
Here are some of my very favorite recipes to keep the table full of flavor.
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- 1 lb ground sausage
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 can, 10 oz, red enchilada sauce
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- tortilla chips for serving
- Add sausage, minced garlic and chopped onions into an oven safe skillet (cast iron works well for this) and cook until sausage is brown and onions are tender and slightly translucent.
- Stir in red enchilada sauce and stir well until heated through.
- Top enchilada dip with shredded cheddar or Mexican flavored cheese and cover pan.
- Heat on medium until cheese is melted, or pop into a preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes on 400.
- Pour on nachos or serve up with chips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1925mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 28g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.