Cheesy Italian Sausage Dip

8  ounces bulk sweet or hot Italian sausage
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1/2  Cup chopped red bell pepper
2  cloves garlic, minced
2  packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat block-style cream cheese, softened
1-1/2  Cups finely shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/4  Cup milk
1/4  Cup mayonnaise
1/4  Cup light sour cream
2  Cups chopped fresh spinach leaves
1/3  Cup mild banana pepper rings, drained and chopped

For serving:

Blue corn tortilla chips, bagel chips, or sliced baguette

Heat oven to 350° F . In a large skillet, cook sausage, onion, red pepper, and garlic until sausage is browned, stirring often; drain off fat and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, Parmesan, milk, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Add sausage mixture, spinach, and banana peppers; gently stir to combine.

Spread the mixture into a 9-inch fluted quiche dish or deep dish pie plate. Bake about 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve hot with bagel chips, tortilla chips, or baguette slices.

Serves 8-10

 

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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