Sausage, Bean and Spinach Dip

Sausage, Bean and Spinach Dip

This warm, hearty dip is loaded with spicy pork sausage, spinach and pinto beans. Serve with corn chips for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

24

servings

1
lb bulk spicy pork sausage
1
medium sweet onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
red bell pepper, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
cup dry white wine
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into cubes
1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (16 oz) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
Corn chips, if desired
Fresh thyme sprig, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook sausage, onion and chopped bell pepper over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic and 1 teaspoon thyme; cook 1 minute. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is almost completely evaporated.
  2. Add cream cheese; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and salt. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly, until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat. Gently stir in beans. Pour mixture into 2-quart casserole; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve dip warm with corn chips. Garnish with thyme sprig.
Makes 24 servings (1/4 cup)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • Total Fat 9g
      • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
    • Sodium 280mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 5g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 6g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
      • 1 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 0;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.