So, the big game is decided and it will be a North-East event. It’s almost here! Yes, we are talking about football. Many of us here at The Good Cooking Store are waiting with anticipation for the big day, though we admit that we aren’t quite as excited as we would be if the Philadelphia Eagles were playing!
Either way, many of us are planning football parties here and this is a recipe that we all agree will work wonderfully in our party menus. And in the unlikely event that there are leftovers, this dish also goes great with scrambled eggs as described at the bottom of the recipe.
Hearty Pizza Dip
Fix-It and Forget-It 5 Ingredient Favorites, page 206
Makes 18 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3-qt.
1 lb. bulk smoked sausage
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, cubed
2 cups pizza sauce
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1. Brown the sausage in a skillet, breaking it up into small pieces with a spoon as it browns. Drain.
2. Place sausage in slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
3. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour. Stir.
4. Cook on Low until heated through, about 2 more hours.
Tip: Serve with Corn chips
Variation: For a stick-to-the ribs breakfast, stir 2 Tbsp. of the finished dip into 3 eggs while scrambling them. Serve the mixture open-faced on toasted English muffins.