This seemed such a perfect “man food” when I first saw it, and I knew it would be a hit at our party. I did not anticipate that I would be unable to keep my own paws off of it. Truly, this stuff is addictive! With only four ingredients, it is one of the easiest recipes I can think of. You can definitely control the level of heat with your choice of ingredients. If you want it really spicy, get “hot” sausage, “hot” diced tomatoes with green chiles, and use a lot of hot sauce. You could also mix in some cayenne pepper and/or jalapeno for an added kick. Make it for your Super Bowl party, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
1 (16 oz.) package spicy/zesty sausage
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
Hot sauce, to taste
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the crumbled sausage until browned. Drain off any excess fat. Reduce the heat to medium and mix in the tomatoes, cream cheese, and hot sauce. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is warmed through and the ingredients are well blended. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve warm.