Sausage, Bean and Spinach Dip


I made this dip recently for a gathering and was amazed at how quickly it was devoured and how everyone raved about it!




The melangé of spicy pork sausage, cream cheese, pinto beans, white wine and Parmesan turns into a warm, hearty dip for a tailgate spread on game day.



Leave it to Southern Living to print another great recipe, it’s almost hearty enough for a main dish.  Use regular sausage instead of hot, if you don't care for the heat.

This is perfect grub for the next time you cheer your team on!  

GO CUBBIES, GO BEARS!!!


Sausage, Bean and Spinach Dip
Printable recipe

Ingredients:
1 sweet onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (1-pound) package hot ground pork sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
½ cup dry white wine
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup (2-ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook onion, peppers and sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 8 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in garlic and thyme, cook 1 minute.
Stir in wine, cook 2 minutes or until liquid has almost evaporated.
Add cream cheese, and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Stir in spinach and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach is wilted.
Gently stir in beans.
Pour mixture into baking dish, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with:  Corn chip scoops, red bell pepper strips, pretzel rods, or your favorite





ENJOY!



 

Comments

  1. Good Morning Pam.....I'm happy to find this wonderful recipe on your post this morning! I have an event to attend this Sunday afternoon, and this dip will be the Perfect dish for me to take! Thanks for sharing! P.S. "It's gonna be a great day today!"

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    1. Hi Shug! I bet it will be a hit for you too, if you make it. Here's to a great day!

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  2. Pam, Great tailgate dip although I'd leave out the bell pepper...just don't like them. I'd definitely stay with the spicy sausage and substitute some jalapeno pepper slices for the bell pepper. With the Tennessee Vols this year, we haven't had much to cheer about although my MSU Spartans are still getting by OK. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! I thought about those jalapeño slices and just might include them the next time. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi Pam,
    This looks awesome. I will make this for my nephew and niece as they are HUGE fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers....I think your sausage bean and spinach dip will be a big winner. They love all of the ingredients so this will be a touch down for them..Thanks for sharing... Have a great weekend...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie! Touchdown for sure! It's a great dip and easy to make. Have a great weekend and take care.

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  4. I am not at all surprised that the dip went quickly. Everything in it is yummy so the mixture must be even better than yummy. Thanks Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Chaya! It's one great dip for anytime. Take care

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  5. I love that you read Southern Living! So do I. When we first moved "north", I had to pay extra to have it delivered. Not any more. This looks perfect for our Cubs, Bears and Bulls viewings!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Hi Bonnie! Yes, the same with me when we moved "north." It's still a favorite magazine of mine. Go Chicago!!! :-)

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    1. Thanks William! I will be making this again and again! Take care

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  7. My friends would have gobbled this up too. Can't believe how well the Cubs are doing. We had a friend, now deceased, who adored his Cubbies. He would be so proud.
    Sam

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    1. Hi Sam! I believe that! It is Cub fever here, it's great!!! We've waiting many years for this. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! It's a great recipe!

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  9. This dip looks amazing. Perfect for any occasion. Thanks for posting:)

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    1. You're welcome, Geraldine! Thank you!

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  10. I can imagine such dip would go fast in my home too :) it is loaded with really good things :)

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! Yes, it goes fast!

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  11. Mmmmm sounds good to me. Hope you are well. Have a good weekend Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Fine here and hope all is well your way. Have a great weekend!

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  12. That sounds like a great party dip! A flavor for every taste.

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    1. Thanks, Mae! It's perfect for the season.

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  13. I know a lot of guys that would be thrilled with this dish! Thank you Pam :)

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  14. What a delicious sounding dip! So flavorful---I can see why it was a hit! We put our puppy in a Cubs' shirt during the game. Hope she brings better luck next time!

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    1. Hi Liz! Her shirt worked for last night's game! Woo hoo!

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  15. I have never made a dip like this...I would happily devour the whole bowl!

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    1. Hi Angie! This is a great dip to try, it was a hit!

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  16. This looks fantastic and I don't see why it couldn't be a fun and casual weekend supper. I know my husband will like it. Thanks for a great idea, Rocquie

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    1. Sage, thanks! I like your way of thinking! It would be a scrumptious little supper! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I had to pin this! Oh-my-gracious, but it looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! It's a winner here and I'll be making it again soon.

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  18. Sounds like a yummy appetizer - perfect for those fall baseball and football games!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! That's my way of thinking!

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  19. yeah, southern living knows what's what! this sounds PERFECT for a frigid tailgate--something i'd definitely take off my gloves to consume. :)

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    1. Right on w/SL, Grace! Yes, I'd take my gloves off for it also. :-)

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  20. This dip looks like a terrific snack!

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  21. Oh my Pam! It looks amazing! How delicious.

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    1. Thanks, laurie! It went over great, and was gone in no time!

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  22. Southern Living has such great recipes, this dip sounds amazing!

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  23. I don't understand, these aren't showing in my feed and I'm joined to your site. Blogger!!!!!!!!!

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