Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip Recipe

| December 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

Lasagna lovers will go crazy for this fabulous Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip Recipe — a perfect appetizer for holiday parties. This recipe was created for Kraft, but all opinions are my own.

Hot and Bubbly Sausage Lasagna Dip

If there was an official food of our family, it would be lasagna. It’s the go-to dish for many family gatherings and celebrations. It’s requested, devoured and always remembered. And each of us makes it a little differently. My mom’s is filled with mushrooms, spinach and ground beef. But me? I like my lasagna extra cheesy and dotted with flavorful Italian sausage.

It adds a little something extra, don’t you think?

So this dip recipe? It’s going to be a family favorite. I can just feel it. In fact, when my husband and children got a taste of it, they totally devoured it — a good sign, for sure.

Making Sausage Lasagna Dip

Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip is like lasagna without all the noodles. Layers of seasoned ricotta cheese, sausage, sauce and mozzarella cheese are cooked together to create a hot, bubbly, delicious delicious dip (actually, it’s more spread than dip) that is delicious spooned onto warm slices of ciabatta bread, crackers, or similar. It takes just minutes to throw together and then just needs to warm up before serving — easy peasy.

And cheesy.

Sausage Lasagna Dip on Bread

Now, who wants a bite?

Sausage Lasagna Dip Ingredients

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Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 6-8

Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip Recipe

Ingredients

1 container part skim ricotta cheese
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 lb sweet or mild Italian sausage (loose sausage preferred), browned and crumbled
2-2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
1 1/2-2 cups Kraft Italian Five Cheese Blend
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a round casserole dish, spread half of the ricotta mixture in the bottom. Top with half of the sausage, marinara sauce and Italian Cheese blend. Repeat the layers a second time. Cover with buttered aluminum foil (butter side down).
  3. Slide the casserole into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, and then remove the foil. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serve with bread.

Notes

Hint: Depending on the size of your casserole dish, you will use less or more of the marinara and cheese.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About the Author ()

Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. patsyk says:

    This dip looks like it would disappear in moments! Love how cheesy it is perfect for crusty bread!

  2. Kate says:

    What a lovely alternative to the typical spinach dip that shows up at most parties.

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