Zippy Sausage Spread Recipe

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"I always keep the ingredients for this zesty appetizer on hand," writes Bridget Miller from Colorado Springs, Colorado. "It's quick, hearty and delicious. I serve it from my slow cooker so it stays warm during parties."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 66 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes and cream cheese; cook until cheese is melted. Serve warm with crackers. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Zippy Sausage Spread in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p9

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smstillinger User ID: 3094333 57243
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"I always make this for get togethers. Everyone loves it. I usually double the recipe and use half mild and half hot italian sausage."

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