I’m pretty sure when William Shakespeare penned, “What’s in a name?” he wasn’t thinking about food, but you’ll be asking yourself that question while you’re diving into this divine dip.

It’s called Hissy Fit Dip, and you’ll finally, definitively, answer the age-old question of whether there’s such a thing as too much cheese. Spoiler alert – that’s an emphatic “no!”

Everyone really does have a hissy fit when they try this recipe the first time. It’s a must-have during football season, but it’s a winner all year long around my house.


Hissy Fit Dip in a dish with crackers on the side

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Recipes vary slightly, but they’re almost all made with a luscious, gooey base of sour cream, cream cheese, and Velveeta, with the addition of some other shredded cheese, and crispy, savory sausage crumbles (I recommend using the spicy version if you’re a chile-head).

It’s all baked, then served bubbly and begging to get in your belly.

Hissy Fit Dip on a cracker

My Hissy Fit Dip recipe uses Muenster cheese which adds a subtle flavor but melts into a particularly supple consistency. While some dips are seasoned with curry powder or other creative spice blends, I use a little Worcestershire to add the smoky, salty quality only that impossible-to-pronounce sauce can offer and dried sage to complement the breakfast sausage.

I also incorporate just a hint of onion with chopped chives and onion powder so the texture of chopped onion doesn’t get in the way of all the creamy goodness.

Hissy Fit Dip in a green casserole dish with crackers on the side

You can serve it with buttery Ritz-style crackers, tortilla chips, sliced bread, or even vegetables if it makes you feel better about consuming this indulgent dip. I personally recommend spooning it directly into your mouth, after it’s cooled of course.

While there aren’t usually any leftovers, I can say that a tablespoon or two of this dip incorporated into scrambled eggs can be served on some toasted English muffins the next morning for a hissy-fit-inducing brunch!

So easy and delicious, Hissy Fit Dip will definitely be a huge hit at your next gathering!

Hissy Fit Dip in a green casserole dish with crackers on the side
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Hissy Fit Dip

Hissy Fit Dip is a delicious dip made with sausage, cheese and loaded with flavor!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 Pound Bulk Sausage
  • 16 Ounces Sour Cream
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese At Room Temperature
  • 8 Ounces Velveeta Cubed
  • 4 Ounces Muenster Grated
  • 2 Tbsp Green Onions Thinly Sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sage


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, crumbling with a spoon. Drain cooked sausage on paper towel lined plate. Let cool.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the cooled sausage and all the rest of the ingredients, and stir until evenly combined. Pour into prepared dish and spread into even layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until top is browned.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 382mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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Recipe Source: Brown Eyed Baker

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Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen’s recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!
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