Thursday, October 20, 2011

FGA: Sausage, Bean and Spinach Dip

Hi, Friends! Natalie here from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers. I was so excited when Hannah asked me to share a dip recipe for her football/tailgate series. I am totally a dip lover, I could easily eat it everyday. I am always excited when I find a new tasty one. I made this dip a few weeks ago and it knocked my socks off. It was so darn good. There were only 4 of us and we seriously almost ate the whole dish. I had saved this recipe out of one of my old Southern Living Magazines. I swear Southern Living never disappoints with their recipes. My picture isn't quite as pretty as Southern Living's but I can assure you it tasted fabulous. This is the perfect dip for your next football party!

Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip

1 sweet onion diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 (1-lb.) package hot ground pork sausage
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
Serve with: Corn chip scoops, red bell pepper strips, pretzel rods

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook diced onion and next 2 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 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 completely evaporated.
2. Add cream cheese, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until cream cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and salt, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Gently stir in beans. Pour mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
3. Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with corn chip scoops, bell pepper strips, and pretzel rods.
Print Recipe HERE


  1. Sounds de-li-cious! Might have to try this one.

  2. Oh that Natalie, she knows the way straight to my heart! You can totally count this as healthy, it has vegetables in it. What??? That's not how it works? (c:

  3. Natalie makes the best dishes ever! So glad she led me over here today, your blog is too cute! Will be back for sure! xoxox