This Sausage and Bean Spinach Dip is a hearty appetizer full of spicy pork sausage and pinto beans. Serve warm for a delicious creamy dip with corn chips, pretzel rods, or bell pepper strips. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
If you were to ask me if I like spinach, the answer would be a quick and hard “No.” Sure, I occasionally add it to my fruit smoothies, but I can’t imagine eating it raw in a salad (which my husband loves) or cooked by itself. I recently came around on creamed corn, but I don’t know about creamed spinach.
Turns out, maybe spinach is like coconut for me. It has to be the right recipe. I would say that I don’t like coconut, yet I LOVE this coconut crumb cake and these blueberry snack bars… both loaded with coconut. I made this Sausage and Bean Spinach Dip today and I couldn’t get it on my chip and to my mouth fast enough.
This Sausage and Bean Spinach Dip is akin to the famous Santa Fe Spinach Dip at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with spinach. We love going to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen because they take the time to prepare their food from scratch every day. You can fill up on plenty of food that’s plenty good without emptying your wallet in the process. They’ve added more fresh favorites to their summer menu, too; like Citrus Miso Glazed Salmon, House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and a delicious new Knob Creek Peach Smash.
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And, hey, give spinach another chance. Try this Sausage and Bean Spinach dip and I promise it will become your go-to party appetizer or game day recipe!
This Sausage and Bean Spinach Dip is a hearty appetizer full of spicy pork sausage and pinto beans. Serve warm for a delicious creamy dip with corn chips, pretzel rods, or bell pepper strips.
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 lb hot ground pork sausage
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 6 oz fresh baby spinach coarsely chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 15 oz canned pinto beans drained
- 1/2 cup Parmesan shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook diced onion, diced bell pepper, and pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often for 8-10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is fully cooked. Drain.
Stir in garlic and thyme, cook about 1 minute.
Stir in wine and cook for 2 minutes or until liquid has almost completely evaporated.
Add cream cheese, stirring constantly, until the cream cheese is melted- approximately 2 minutes.
Stir in spinach and salt. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the spinach is wilted.
Gently stir in beans.
Pour mixture into a 2qt baking dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.