Irresistible White Trash Dip Recipe to Satisfy Your Cravings

Have you ever been to a party where the food is just as fun as the guests? Well, that’s what I strive for every time I throw a gathering. And let me tell you, this White Trash Dip recipe always steals the show.

Before you judge the name, hear me out. This dip is perfectly creamy, tangy and spicy all at once. It’s made with your favorite pantry staples like refried beans, Rotel canned tomatoes and cream cheese that quickly transform into trash dip magic.

Trust me when I say that this dip has become an instant classic at all of my parties – from fancy cocktail evenings to backyard barbecues. Once you try it, you’ll understand why it’s called the “trash dip.” It’s so addictive you’ll keep coming back for more even if it’s not fancy, elegant or healthy; but don’t worry, we all need a little white trash in our lives every now and then.

So let’s get to it and learn how to make this tasty White Trash Dip recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

White Trash Dip
White Trash Dip

I know what you might think about the name “White Trash Dip,” but let me tell you, this dip is far from trashy. This dip recipe is a crowd-pleaser that will make any party or gathering the talk of the town. Trust me; I’ve seen this dip disappear faster than hotcakes!

Here’s why you’ll love this recipe: first, it’s incredibly easy to prepare. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and voila! Your White Trash Dip is ready to serve. Second, it’s one of those dishes that you can make ahead of time and reheat without worrying about it losing its flavor.

This recipe has a unique blend of flavors that will keep your taste buds begging for more. The cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese give it a creamy texture with a tangy note from the Rotel tomatoes and green chiles. And let’s not forget about the sage sausage and bacon! The crispness from the bacon adds another level of texture and flavor that will keep your guests coming back for more.

This dip is perfect for any occasion or celebration. Whether you’re hosting a trailer trash-themed party, tailgating, or just hanging out with friends, White Trash Dip is sure to be the highlight of your menu.

So put aside any preconceived notions about “trashy” food and give this dip recipe a try – you won’t be disappointed! Trust me; your taste buds will love you for it!

Ingredient List

 Dive into a bowl of pure indulgence with this White Trash Dip!
Dive into a bowl of pure indulgence with this White Trash Dip!

Here are the ingredients needed for a delicious White Trash Dip recipe:

  • 1 pound sage sausage
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans

Note: You can adjust the amount of cheese to your preference. Velveeta can be replaced with shredded cheddar cheese or a combination of cheeses like in Chili Cheese Dip. Feel free to add other ingredients like chopped jalapenos, garlic powder or onions based on your taste.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to be addicted to the cheesy, creamy goodness of this dip.
Get ready to be addicted to the cheesy, creamy goodness of this dip.

Now that you have all your ingredients on hand, it’s time to start cooking this delicious White Trash Dip recipe. This recipe is so easy and quick to make that you won’t believe how delicious it will turn out.

Step 1: Cook the Sage Sausage

Cook the sage sausage in a skillet over medium heat for about five minutes, or until fully browned. Make sure to break up the sausage while cooking it, so it’s easier to mix with the other ingredients later on.

Step 2: Prepare the Cheese Mixture

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream, and 2 cans of Rotel. Use an electric mixer to thoroughly blend the three ingredients together.

Step 3: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add the cooked sage sausage, along with one can of refried beans, one chopped green chile, and one can of chili beans. Mix all these ingredients together with a spoon or spatula.

Step 4: Bake and Serve

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Pour the mixture into an 8×8 inch casserole dish prepared with non-stick cooking spray. Top off the mixture with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly on top.

Once ready, allow the dip to cool for a few minutes before serving with a variety of dipping choices like tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers.

Now sit back and enjoy your self-proclaimed white trash dip while hosting your guests at your next party!

Substitutions and Variations

 Cheese lovers, rejoice! This dip is an explosion of cheesy flavors that'll make you go wow!
Cheese lovers, rejoice! This dip is an explosion of cheesy flavors that’ll make you go wow!

One of the best things about White Trash Dip is its versatility. You can customize it to your liking with various substitutions and variations on the traditional recipe.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try using low-fat cream cheese and sour cream, turkey sausage, or even vegetarian sausage crumbles.

For a twist on the classic recipe, consider adding in some jalapeños or diced bell peppers for some extra heat and crunch. You could also replace the cheddar cheese with pepper jack or add in some diced avocado for a creamy, cool contrast.

If you want to switch up the texture, try making it into a White Trash Queso by adding in some diced tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro for a chunky dip that’s perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips.

Another variation to consider is making “Trailer Trash” Dip by swapping out the sage sausage for ground beef and adding in a can of drained corn.

No matter how you choose to customize your White Trash Dip, the possibilities are endless. Experiment and have fun finding your own spin on this party favorite!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect party appetizer that will definitely steal the show.
The perfect party appetizer that will definitely steal the show.

Now that you’ve whipped up this fantastic white trash dip recipe, it’s time to think about how to serve it up for your guests. You can keep the dip warm or at room temperature, depending on your preferences. Personally, I like it warm, fresh out of the oven, but cold is great too!

One of the best things about this dip is its versatility in the serving department. You can serve it with tortilla chips, pita bread, crackers, pretzels, or even some sliced veggies like carrots and celery. Serving in a bread bowl takes this fabulous spread over the top!

For those wanting a heartier meal choice; try adding a scoop or two of trash dip atop nachos or fries.

And about pairing; The trash dip goes well with beers and cocktails alike. My personal favorite? A classic margarita! A tangy cocktail perfectly complements this cheesy delight – more so when you add a tequila shot to the mix.

This makes for a perfect snack board offering for game night, picnics and even stash up for munching while watching movies. If you don’t end up finishing the whole batch (unlikely), it stores very well in the fridge and reheats great too!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Serve this dip with your favorite chips, crackers or veggies and you're good to go!
Serve this dip with your favorite chips, crackers or veggies and you’re good to go!

One of the biggest selling points of this white trash dip recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, stored, and reheated easily. This makes it an especially appealing appetizer for parties and gatherings because you can make it a day or two in advance, leaving you with more time to focus on other preparations.

To make ahead of time, simply prepare the dip as instructed in the recipe and transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to three days until ready to serve. Before serving, simply reheat the dip over low heat on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through. You may need to add a splash of milk or sour cream to thin out the consistency if it has thickened during refrigeration.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. To reheat a small portion, microwave on high until heated through, stirring every 20 seconds to prevent hot spots. For larger portions, reheat in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.

One thing to keep in mind is that this dip does contain dairy products (cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese) so it should not be left at room temperature for extended periods of time. To avoid food safety concerns, refrigerate any uneaten portions promptly after serving.

Overall, with its make-ahead option and easy storing and reheating process, this white trash dip recipe is a convenient option for any event or party.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This dip is the ultimate comfort food that you won't be able to resist.
This dip is the ultimate comfort food that you won’t be able to resist.

When making any dish, it’s important to know how to achieve the best possible outcome. Here are a few tips to ensure that your White Trash Dip turns out perfectly:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: The better quality your cheese, sausage, and other ingredients are, the tastier your dip will be. So don’t skimp on the quality.

2. Cook the sausage until browned: Before adding it to the cream cheese mixture, cook the sage sausage until it’s nicely browned. This gives it more flavor and enhances the texture of the dip.

3. Drain off excess grease after cooking: Once you’ve cooked the sausage and bacon for this recipe, drain off any excess grease. This not only makes the dip healthier but also helps keep it from being too greasy.

4. Add green chilies: One great way to add some extra flavor to your White Trash Dip is by adding chopped green chilies. They lend a mild spiciness that really complements well with the other ingredients.

5. Serve with tortilla chips or sliced baguette: This dip goes extremely well with tortilla chips or sliced baguette bread. When serving guests, be sure to have enough for everyone as they’re likely to ask for more than one serving!

6. Don’t overcook: Be sure not to cook this dip too long in the oven, as it can dry out quickly leaving you with a less appetizing cheesy look on top.

7. Keep dip warm while serving: If you’re making this dip ahead of time or if you want it to stay warm longer while serving, put it in a ceramic dish or slow cooker and set it on low heat.

Finally, remember that White Trash Dip is a party pleaser, so don’t hesitate to make big batches!


Before concluding the article, let’s go through some frequently asked questions about the white trash dip recipe. We understand that every cook has their doubts, and our goal is to provide you with all the answers you need to make this dip delicious and enjoyable for everyone. From the necessary equipment to ingredient substitutions, we have got you covered. Read along to clarify any question you might have about our Texan-inspired recipe.

What is crack dip made of?

Crack dip is a delectable party appetizer that requires a blend of cream cheese, sour cream, shallot, ranch dressing, shredded cheeses, crumbled bacon, and select seasonings.

What is Mexican restaurant cheese dip made of?

If you’ve ever savored a dip with melted cheese and chilis at a Mexican restaurant, you’ve had Queso. Queso Blanco, one of my top picks, uses white cheese as the foundation rather than the typical yellow American or cheddar cheese.

What cheese is queso dip made from?

For our queso dip recipe, we will need a mixture of two kinds of cheese, white American and mozzarella. To create a smooth texture, we’ll be using evaporated milk as our base instead of cream, milk, or half & half. To give our dip the perfect thickness, cornstarch is an essential ingredient. And of course, for a little extra kick, we’ll be adding either jalapeños or green chiles, or even both!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this White Trash Dip recipe is a must-try for any home chef who loves throwing parties. The combination of flavorful ingredients like cream cheese, sage sausage, and chopped green chiles creates a creamy and indulgent dip that adds a touch of fun to any gathering.

Whether you call it trash dip or Texas trash dip, this recipe is sure to impress your guests. Plus, with the added flexibility of substitutions and variations, you can tailor it to your personal preferences or available ingredients.

I highly recommend making this dip ahead of time and storing it in the fridge until ready to serve. The flavors will only intensify and meld together for an even more delicious experience.

So go ahead and give this trailer-trash-turned-gourmet dish a try. Your taste buds (and your party-goers) will thank you for it!

White Trash Dip

White Trash Dip Recipe

Super easy dip. Perfect for cold weather parties, football tailgating, harvest party, and any holiday party! Savory and a tiny bit spicy (optional). Serve with Tortilla Chips. Found on:
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 51.2 kcal


  • 1 lb sage sausage
  • 1 (10 ounce) can rotel, mild (diced tomato with green chilis)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can rotel, spicy (diced tomato with green chilis)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese


  • Put sausage in medium saucepan and constantly stir and break up in order to properly brown. Do not drain.
  • Once sausage is completely browned, add both cans of Rotel.
  • Let that cook and meld together for about 2 minutes.
  • Add both cream cheese bars.Constantly stir in order to make sure that cream cheese is completely melted. There should be no lumps of cheese. The cheese melts better with both the hot sausage and Rotel.
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Serving: 31gCalories: 51.2kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gProtein: 1gFat: 4.9gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 15.6mgSodium: 116.6mgSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Cheese, Easy, For Large Groups, Free Of..., Meat, Pork
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