Cowboy Dip will make everyone ready to get up and square dance! Loaded with spicy sausage, sharp cheddar, hot chiles and peppers, and bright tomatoes, Cowboy Dip welcomes everybody with a warm "howdy" and brings everyone to the table to start dipping in! Serve it alongside tortilla chips, crunchy veggies, or french fries, and you'll find that everything tastes amazing when dipped in it. Just make sure you get enough tasty vehicles for dipping because you won't want to miss a morsel!
IngredientsFor the dip: • 12 ounces hot Italian sausage links, casings removed • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature • 1 cup sour cream • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated • 2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed and drained • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles • 1/2 cup fresh jalapeño peppers, diced • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • cayenne pepper, to taste For topping: • 2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, grated • cayenne pepper, to taste • 1 teaspoon green onion, optional, sliced
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the sausage links in a dry pan over medium heat until they start to sizzle.
Use a spoon or flat wooden spatula to break up the sausage as it cooks and cook until browned and crumbly, about 10-12 minutes.
Remove the sausage from the heat and drain the fat.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 4 ounces cheddar cheese, corn, the cooked sausage, tomatoes with chiles, green chiles, jalapeño peppers, 1/2 cup green onions, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, mixing until thoroughly combined.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and smooth out the top.
Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and the cayenne pepper.
Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbling around the outside, about 30 minutes.
Top with the remaining green onions and serve!