Are you looking for an amazing and easy appetizer for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday party gathering? Then you are definitely going to want to try this warm Sausage Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip. It’s creamy, cheesy and features perfect holiday colors and flavors.
First I have to say that it’s been way too long since I’ve posted a new dip recipe. The months of September and October were quite a whirlwind for me.
It started with a trip to New Orleans for my father in law’s 70 birthday party. From there, I flew to Dallas for a work trip. Then it was back home for a little over a week before my week long vacation in Florida.
I was home for a week and then it was off to San Francisco for another work trip (plus a couple days of vacation). I had fun though and of course lot’s of great food, but it was an exhausting 8 weeks.
When I took a bite of this dip, I was immediately in love. The flavors all just meld so well together.
Not sure about the cranberry with the cream cheese and sausage? Trust me, it’s good!
The savory sausage, green onion and sage are an amazing combination and the bits of cranberry add just a bit of tang and of course a pop of color. This hot cranberry cream cheese dip recipe is so perfect for the holidays.
A few other holiday dips that you may like:
Tips and Tricks
This dip uses cooked sausage so don’t forget to account for this when planning for this recipe. You can cook the sausage ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator.
I only used 1/2 pound of sausage, but feel free to add more for a meatier version.
Baguette slices or crackers work really well with this dip.
Yes, you could assemble the dip in the baking dish the night before and store covered in the fridge. Then pop in the oven when ready to serve.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with Sausage
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 pound pork sausage, crumbled and cooked
- 1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
- 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
- 1 cup white cheddar, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Spread into a baking dish and place into the oven for 15 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve warm with baguette slices or crackers.
This dip has me from the beginning! I haven’t tried it plan to for my next book club meeting!
Are fresh cranberries sweet enough? Mine are pretty tart and I’m not optimistic they’ll get sweet in 15 min of baking? Would it be okay to use dried ones?
I haven’t tried this with dried cranberries, but I think they would work fine if you are worried the fresh will be too tart.