A well-flavored Boudin Dip could be a game-changer at your next party. After all, who can resist trying some Boudin dip with a plate of nachos or toast? The tantalizing aromas of Cajun sausage, Cajun seasonings, and a blend of cheeses and sour cream are enough to make anyone drool.
Cajun Boudin Dip
If you’re living in Louisiana, one of my favorite places to visit, you’ve definitely been to a party where they served boudin dip.
The creamy and cheesy party dip, with its mix of cream cheese, green onion, and other delicious goodness, is an instant hit with everyone.
Make it a menu staple for BBQs, tailgate parties, or any other gathering of friends and family. Ask anyone from Louisiana about a staple at all their gatherings, and the first thing they’ll say is a Boudin dip.
What exactly is boudin?
Described most often as a sausage, it’s really a mixture of slow-cooked pork with peppers, onions, rice, and different seasonings stuffed in sausage casing.
The links are served like a traditional sausage or the “stuffing” is used in a variety of dishes, like this dip recipe. This is the ultimate comfort food of the Low Country. Consider it a Louisiana treasure!
Why this Recipe is Amazing:
- easy to prepare
- super cheesy
- takes less than 30 minutes
- bursting with Cajun flavor
- serve hot or cold!
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For your delicious, piping hot, bubbly, and cheesy Boudin dip, you need just a handful of ingredients.
Cream Cheese – You can substitute a substitute low fat or fat free version.
Sour Cream – This makes it extra creamy. Sub in plain Greek yogurt if needed.
Shredded Cheese – I like to use Monterey Jack cheese as it melts really well. But you can sub Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese.
Boudin sausage – If you can’t find authentic Boudin sausage, use any Cajun sausage. Just be sure it’s pre-cooked. If not, you will have to cook the sausage before assembling the dip.
Fresh Green onions – Used in the dip and as a garnish when serving.
How to make Boudin Dip
FIRST: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 1-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
SECOND: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream with a hand mixer until well mixed. Fold in the Boudin sausage and shredded cheese.
Spread the cream cheese mixture into prepared pan.
THIRD: Baked at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Remove and garnish with sliced green onions. Serve with crackers or toasted bread.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Is it necessary to cook boudin dip?
Technically, the Boudin is already cooked so you don’t have to. But, I can’t resist a hot and cheesy dip. It is my love language:)
But if you are in a hurry, or if it’s a hot day, you can enjoy this as a cold Boudin dip.
What do you serve with it?
- Toasted bread
- Tortilla chips
- Corn chips
Can you make it ahead of time?
You can pre this dip up to 3 days in advance before baking. Just keep wrapped tightly in the fridge until ready to bake and serve.
Can you freeze it?
You can assemble and freeze the dip for up to 2 months. Be sure to wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Freezing it in an oven safe dish makes for easier baking and serving.
I would not recommend freezing the dip AFTER baking it as the texture will not be the same.
Boudin Dip Storage
Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350 until hot and bubbly again.
Tapas Tips and Tricks
- Soften the cream cheese, close to room temperature for better mixing.
- Check and make sure the sausage is cooked. If not, cook and drain excess liquid before using.
- Can’t find boudin? Use a cajun sausage or make your own with regular pork sausage and some Cajun seasoning.
- Remove the sausage from the casing and crumble with your hands. It makes it easier to remove unwanted pieces.
- Assemble the dip in up to 3 days in advance. Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes before baking.
- Serve with a variety of crackers and veggies!
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Boudin dip is the instant crowd-pleaser we all need at our parties. From being a convenient snack to a mouthwatering starter, you won’t regret adding this to your menu. I highly recommend a huge helping of crackers and freshly toasted bread to go with our boudin dip recipe!
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 pound Boudin sausage (casing removed, crumbled, cooked)
- 1 stalk green onion (sliced)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 1 quart dish (9x5 loaf or 8x8 pan) with nonstick spray.
- Combine the cream cheese and sour cream until mixed.
- Fold in the cooked sausage and cheese until combined.
- Spread into prepared baking pan.
- Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Garnish with sliced green onions.
- Serve with toasted bread or crackers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 403mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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