Holiday Cheese Wreath Dip - Carolina Country

Holiday Cheese Wreath Dip With Sausage Bow Spread

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Holiday Cheese Wreath Dip

No holiday season is complete until we’ve put out our dips and spreads! This festive wreath features two kinds … with the bonus of being festive on your table, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 (10-ounce) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 8 ounces vegetable cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (Duke’s preferred)
  • ⅔ cup diced onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Texas Pete hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Texas Pete hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Sausage bow
  • 8 ounces cream cheese with chives, softened
  • ½ lb. hot breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled (we used NC’s Bass Farm Hot Sausage)
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Cheese for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat spinach in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until dry. Cool. 

  2. Using hand mixer, combine remaining wreath ingredients in a medium bowl. Blend in spinach. On a large platter, form a 10-inch ring, leaving space for bow.

  3. For sausage bow, mix together all ingredients except red bell pepper. Form into a bow, add to wreath and garnish with red pepper pieces. Cover and chill about 3–4 hours before serving.

  4. Garnish with cheese cut-outs and serve with crackers.

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at WendysHomeEconomics.com.

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