A Chip Dip You Must Make: Cowboy Crack

In case you were wondering, history has now proved that I don't do an awesome job of managing two different blogs. I know this only because recently somebody asked on Facebook "hey what is the name of your food blog--I want to check out any recent recipes you have added" and my initial thought was "wait. I have a food blog?" I've kinda decided that it's impossible enough to make dinner regularly let alone photograph dinner even more regularly. Here's the thing--when I cook, I want to eat. I don't want to have to first set it up with cute little props, break out the big lens for shooting purposes, apologize in advance to my husband that it's going to be cold, and then swear at myself for not having a freaking clue on how to actually take pictures of food. Eating is just so easy. Not eating is not. 

Needless to say, I wasn't planning on doing a recipe post anytime soon but then I had to go and eat the best chip dip ever at book club the other week. After about half a bite I asked for the recipe and this past weekend I made it in celebration of the Miss USA pageant (which is really the stupidest thing one could do when watching the swimsuit competition but whatever). Long story short this dip has now been deemed our favorite chip dip in casa de Schrader. That's a big deal as chips and dip get consumed more than fruits and vegetables around here. The best part of all is that you make it in the crockpot so really you never have an excuse as to why you can't make this. Also, it's calorie free so don't try that excuse either. 

2 8 oz packages cream cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound sausage, browned and drained (I used spicy for an added kick)
1 cup frozen corn
2 cans Rotel 

1. Mix all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for an hour or two. 
2. Serve with tortilla chips
3. Enjoy [this step is unavoidable]



  1. I've made a similar recipe and loved it! It's super easy too!

  2. First off, I love the name of it! Second, hold on while I wipe the drool off my face! Oh my gosh! That looks so addicting! My mom used to make this cheese dip: super simple and it is total crack to me: 1/2 block of Velveta cheese block and 2 cans of Rotell tomatoes! And this recipe totally reminds me of it but BETTER! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. i'm convinced that all good dips start in "2 packages of cream cheese"... have you tried buffalo chicken dip!!?? it's my favorite, likely due to the fact that it also begins with "2 packages of cream cheese"

    Also, I used to live in north-ish west Ohio, and I've come to realize that when people say "Rotel" in the midwest, they actually mean "canned diced tomatoes with green chilis". It's like saying "Kleenex" when you mean "tissue". I was so confused when I tried to go to the grocery in NYC looking for "Rotel" in the Mexican food isle, only to realize Goya brand (and the rest of the Hispanic food brands) doesn't make a product called "Rotel", haha.

    I have guests coming into town tomorrow, and this sounds like the perfect "welcome to our home, please eat" food ;)


  4. This looks really good! My family makes a version of this with just corn, cooking noodles, mayo, and tuna :)


  5. Omg this looks amazing. I think I just drooled on the keyboard.

  6. Ummmmm YUM! We make a little healthier -Mexican version of this all the time!

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  7. Yuuuuum!

    My step-dad makes something similar. He uses rotel, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and hamburger meat.

  8. Hehe, a calorie-free dip that makes you feel like Martha Stewart (it's cooked!) and has the name 'Cowboy crack'? It's a must-try.

  9. This looks amazing - and even better to enjoy it with a beer :)


  10. Your fat free dip is going to go perfectly with my negative cal dip...and perfect for bikini season. Which is always in Hawaii, if you were wondering. You know, for packing purposes.

  11. Yeah that food blog things takes some patience. My fiance has taken to helping me with the photos in order to get to the eating part faster. See men are trainable!

  12. Mmm! this looks SO good! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Looks amazing! I've made a similar dip, but instead of the cream cheese and mozz, just throw in a brick of velveta and slip in to a cheesy coma :)

  14. it has killer looks! i have to try this.

  15. I make a similar dip to this but I use chopped black olives, jalapenos, and green/red bell peppers instead of mozzarella cheese and rotel! It's absolutely delicious!

  16. Um... maybe I'll make this for the Ohio blogger meetup!!

  17. I make this exact dip without corn and it's always been a hit! Definitely going to try adding the corn next time!


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