Recipe Alert: Special Football Edition

Football season is here! It’s so nice to hear the roar of the crowd and be able to root for your favorite team again. As an annual ritual, football games rank right up there with all the best parts of fall… the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and cozy nights with the ones you love. If you’re looking for some fashion suggestions, check out our previous blog highlighting the many A’nue colors that show your support for your favorite college or professional team (click here). But if you’re looking for the ultimate tailgate dish or outdoor party appetizer, we’ve got you. This spinach dip is super easy to prepare and never fails to please a hungry crowd. In case you’re wondering, we’re once again rooting for the Miami Dolphins (hometown favorite, win or lose) and the University of Miami. Whoever you are rooting for, we’re hoping you have a safe and healthy start to fall!

Spinach Dip Recipe


  • 1 Package (any flavor) pork sausage, such as Jimmy Dean Hot
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed (squeeze out excess water)
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, such as Rotel, drained well
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

In a large saucepan or skillet, cook sausage over medium high heat, stirring continuously, until meat is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Add 2 tablespoons water, cover and cook 1 minute. Remove cover and add spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, tomatoes and garlic powder. Stir to blend well; cook until cheese is melted and mixture is warm. Keep warm. 

Serve this delicious spinach dip with warm, pita chips or toasted tortilla chips. 

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