This cheesy appetizer has a little kick! Hanky panky recipe sausage dip is the ultimate party food!
It’s cheesy, spicy and perfectly dippable!
This hanky panky sausage dip recipe is positively addicting! I think that has to do with the ease of this recipe as well as the taste! You only need 3 simple ingredients for this dip; crockpot optional! You literally throw everything together, stir and heat. I have to meet anyone who doesn’t love this dip!
I sometimes even make a big batch before parties or when I know I’ll have guests over to entertain but even a small crockpot can do the trick at keeping the recipe small enough for my little family. It’s a family favorite so we enjoy it as often as we can.
This is not a sausage cream cheese dip like you usually see served as an appetizer, instead its a simple yet fun twist on a classic midwestern snack called the hanky panky. ((A toasted bread, usually pumpernickel bread, topped with cooked sausage and Velveeta cheese.)) We skip the bread and move the cheese and sausage over into this dip for an easy modern-day twist.
Prepare this dip in a small crockpot or on the stove top in a skillet and it’s sure to become an instant favorite either way.
What Is Hanky Panky Recipe?
For those unfamiliar with hanky panky (the food), is often made with ground (Italian) sausage, processed cheese like Velveeta and a can of tomatoes with chilies (Rotel). All the ingredients come together over heat until it is heated through. Then this cheesy concoction is served over small pumpernickel bread slices. You don’t need any cream cheese to make this sausage cheese dip nice and creamy. This recipe is darn good and perfect for any occasion.
–Block of Velveeta
–Sausage (although seasoned ground beef will do in a pinch)
–Canned Rotel tomatoes (the spice is up to you add an extra kick with hot or keep it mild)
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Hanky Panky Recipe Dip
I’m almost too embarrassed to talk about how easy this meat mixture dip is to make!
I brown sausage in a skillet. You can either crumble up sausage links or use the bulk sausage like Bob Evans in this recipe.
Drain the meat and add sausage in a small saucepan (a small crockpot is even better) along with cubed Velveeta and a can of Rotel tomatoes, drained. You can make this a spicy rotel dip or keep it mild if you prefer.
Stir until the cheese is melted and combined! Serve warm.
So easy, right?
What To Dip In Hanky Panky Dip?
I personally prefer to use serve with tortilla chips (my favorite tortilla chips are the ones made for scooping), but anything sturdy will dip well in this hanky panky appetizer including veggie sticks. The sausage dip gets pretty thick, so tortilla chips or potato chips won’t work. Pita chips or rye cracker rounds are fantastic!
How Long Is This Hanky Panky Recipe Good For?
Leftover dip will be good for an hour so as long as it is in a small crockpot and stirring frequently. As mentioned above, it does thicken quite a bit so it needs a heat source and to be stirred to keep it fresh and dippable!
What kind of sausage to use for this dip
You can use any type of pork sausage for this recipe. I like to use Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage but anything works well. Even chicken sausage can work wonderfully in this dip recipe.
- 1 lb package Italian Sausage
- 1 lb Velveeta Cheese, cubed
- 1 10 oz can Rotel Tomatoes, drained
- Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned and crumbled, drain.
- Combine sausage, cheese and tomatoes in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until cheese has melted, stirring often.
- Place dip in a small crockpot to keep warm.
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 26mgSodium 471mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 7g