Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip

Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip -

Each and every day is a great day for a dip, or dipping of some sort. I firmly believe that. All it takes to make our family interested in an appetizer or meal is to make sure that dipping is involved, and Bam! They’re invested.

This Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip is creamy and flavorful, with just a bit of a kick from delicious Wisconsin pepper jack cheese. The sweet Italian turkey sausage gives it a slightly sweet angle, while adding enough heartiness to make a meal out of it. Just ask my husband how that might work. He’s an expert in the dip = meal equation, and he especially liked this one.

Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip -

This dip is perfect for any time of year. But I definitely plan to make this during the upcoming summer, when the local sweet corn is plentiful and bursting with fresh corn flavor. I might serve it as an appetizer. Or it may be a meal. Either way, Blake will be one happy guy.

Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1/2 lb. sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 c. frozen corn kernels
  • 1 c. chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Wisconsin pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 c. chopped green onions (green parts only)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In large skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage until no longer pink, breaking it up with a spatula into small pieces. Remove sausage to plate lined with paper towel to drain. Return skillet to burner (no need to clean it first), and add corn and red pepper. Stir occasionally, until pepper is softened, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove corn and pepper to plate with sausage, and cool completely.

In a medium bowl, stir together Pepper Jack cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and green onions. Fold in cooled sausage, corn, and red pepper. Add freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with crackers or sliced baguette.

from a farmgirl's dabbles

(This recipe was created for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Wisconsin Cheese, for their Dairy Dips. You can also see it here. This is not a sponsored post.)


12 Responses to “Kicked-Up Cheesy Corn and Sausage Dip”

  1. #
    Tieghan Gerard — February 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I do agree, everyday is a great dat for dip!! This looks amazing and reminds me so much of summer with the corn. Mmm!

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    Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography — February 17, 2014 at 8:25 am

    YUM YUM, this looks amazing! Pinning!

  3. #
    Katie — February 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Looks great! Based on the title I thought it was going to be a fancier version of the jimmy dean sausage and cream cheese crockpot dip. I might have to play around with your version, I love hot dips in the winter :)

  4. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I want this for breakfast!! Pinned!

  5. #
    Norma — February 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Oh yeah, this is an every day dish in my world.

  6. #
    Maria — February 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I am always in the mood for dipping!

  7. #
    Mom — February 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This sounds so good Brenda! So glad you got to go to Wisconsin and take the cheese tour so you could come up with this recipe!

  8. #
    Megan | Country Cleaver — February 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Everyday is a good day for dip!

  9. #
    Gaby — February 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    This is my kind of dip! Delicious!!

  10. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — February 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Whenever I make a dip I end up eating so much of it that I don’t want to eat any “real” meal. This looks great! I love a spicy dip!

  11. #
    Kelly — February 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing, Brenda!! Yum.

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    Karly — March 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Oh my! Dip is one of my favorite types of food and this one is just perfect with the sweet corn and spicy pepper jack!

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