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Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip #SundaySupper

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip – A deliciously savory dip that combines sweet and hot Italian sausages with white beans, two cheeses, rosemary and cream.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupper

It’s officially the ‘holiday entertaining’ time of year. The haunted houses, the gory costumes, and over indulgence in candy has now passed.

Ok, not the candy part, that will continue straight on until Easter, only taking a small consumption dip in January but will pick right back up again in February. But I digress.

Whether you’re a guest or the host, this dip will be a crowd pleaser…providing you can actually get it to the serving platters and chafing dish.

As you would expect, I taste-test throughout the cooking process and then again sample at the very end making sure the recipe has reached my expectations.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupper

I knew I was in trouble when I kept taste-testing the sausage, an ingredient I did nothing to other than remove the casings and brown it. Once the beans and cheese were all mixed into the sausage, the Fall of Michelle was complete.

I couldn’t stop. Truly couldn’t stop eating it. Imagine me, in my kitchen, tasting spoons in hand or more aptly in my mouth, dancing around like a bad 90’s movie while squeals of glee emanated.

I was truly loathe to actually have to share this item. I wanted to take it, hole up in a corner with it and my baguette and call it it day. Luckily, I have limited capacity for food, a fail-safe for over eating, so I eventually stopped eating it.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupper

A few notes about this: it is thick, so if you want it thinner, add more dairy to thin it out or even some broth. Keeping it warm during service will ensure that it is ‘spreadable’ or ‘dip-able’.

I’ve mentioned before that I do not like whole dried rosemary for its coarse nature, so I used my mortar and pestle to grind it up. If you like it whole, then leave it whole.

I used a potato masher, as I really wanted a chunky dip, but if you prefer a smoother dip, puree it in a blender or food processor.

And finally, in my version, I used two hot Italian sausages and two sweet Italian sausages but use any combination that suits your palate.

This Tuscan White Bean and Sausage dip will be a hit at your next gathering, provided you don’t eat it all like I almost did. Sadly, it’s a brown food which means it simply is ugly to photograph, but I promise, it is utterly delicious.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupperTuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupperTuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupper

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A deliciously savory dip that combines sweet and hot Italian sausages with white beans, two cheeses, rosemary and cream. ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip #SundaySupper

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Appetizer, beans, dip, Party Food, sausage
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

A deliciously savory dip that combines sweet and hot Italian sausages with white beans, two cheeses, rosemary and cream. 

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Ingredients

  • 2-15 oz canned white beans (Great Northern, Cannellini, etc); drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp ground dried rosemary
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 clove garlic; minced/grated
  • 4 Italian Sausage links , casings removed (8 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup half/half or cream; + more to desired texture
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree one can of beans, lemon juice, rosemary, olive oil and garlic until smooth--this can be done by hand using a potato masher, but it will be slightly chunkier.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the Italian sausage; drain the renderings.
  3. Add one can of the rinsed/drained beans to the skillet, mix well breaking the beans but not fully mashing them.
  4. Add the bean puree, the cream, and the cheeses to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until the cheese has melted.

  5. If needed, add more cream to reach the desired consistency; add the pepper; add salt and parsley, if using.
  6. Keep warm during the serving process, as it will thicken as it cools.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip ~ A sophisticatedly delicious mixture of both sweet and hot Italian sausages mixed into white beans, two types of cheese, rosemary and cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SundaySupper

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    Tammi @Momma's Meals
    November 1, 2015 at 5:55 am

    There is just something about white beans and sausage that sounds like they belong! I’d eat this as a meal!

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      Michelle
      November 1, 2015 at 6:32 am

      I did eat it as a meal, more because I lack impulse control around certain foods.

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    Betty
    November 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Your bean and sausage dip looks so good. Beans in anything is always so tasty.

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      Michelle
      November 3, 2015 at 2:36 am

      It was so delicious. You and Grandpa would enjoy it.

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    Sue Lau
    November 1, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I love a good bean dip. Looks delish!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings
    November 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    This sounds like a great dip or spread!

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    Liz
    November 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    SO yummy and flavorful with all that Italian sausage!

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    November 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I think it sounds delicious and I think the photos are great.

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 4, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Love white beans! So creamy! What a fab appetizer!

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    Marye
    November 4, 2015 at 5:49 am

    These look so good! Wonderful for a game day snack or appetizer!

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      November 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you Marye…it’s also good for just hoarding and eating all by yourself.

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    Becky @ Bite of Delight
    November 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This looks divine! And on this cold, dreary day, it looks like the perfect comfort food. Yum!

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    November 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    This is a great party dip! I love Tapas as you can tell and this is a great appetizer. This is comforting and great for soaking up some alcohol while your getting ready for dinner!

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    Julia
    November 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    This would be a great holiday appetizer. I love using white bean in spreads!

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