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 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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