Tablescapes, Ole Miss Table & Hissy Fit Dip!

Now, I am sharing this little ole recipe with you with a disclaimer~this is an old style, “Paula Deen” type recipe with all the usual suspects~Velvetta, sour cream, and sausage~But!  I did use light sour cream and cream cheese, and no butter or mayo!  I also served this with celery sticks as well as chips, so it was almost figure friendly...This is the kind of dip that screams football and tailgating~ I can see what all the fuss is about… it is addictive!

Ole Miss footable table

Legend has it that Hissy Fit Dip was supposedly named after a spoiled Southern belle who was so busy socializing that by the time she got to the appetizer table the dip was all gone, and in true spoiled Southern belle form, she threw a big ole “hissy fit.”

hissy fit dip

We were a “house divided” last weekend when Alabama played Ole Miss because Darling Daughter is an Ole Miss graduate.

pumpkins and football

We had to set two tables for the occasion ~

fancy football

I had to get out the champagne bucket for the Ole Miss table, they like things “fancified”

Ole Miss table

DD graduated right before they changed the mascot from the Rebel Man to the Black Bear, so her things have the Rebel Man on them


CC of course, is a new fan of mom’s alma mater


This dip is incredibly easy to make


There are lots of different versions of this floating around


I just combined the elements we like


You can make it in advance, up to 24 hours, and stash it in your refrigerator until you want to bake it.

sausage cheese dip

The Hissy Fit dip was a hit with all the fans!

hissy fit dip 2

I just want to clarify something

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Ole Miss is really the reason we have so many elaborate tailgating parties today {photo source,}

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Tablescaping is an art form at the University of Mississippi and they have been hanging chandys in their tents in the Grove  and polishing their candelabras on game day for decades. When fans at other schools were grabbing a hot dog and a coke at the game, Ole Miss fans were spreading out tablecloths and arranging fresh flowers!  {photo source,}

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They do it right in Oxford Mississippi on game day!  {photo source}

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Right down to the champagne fountain!  {photo source,}

Here’s the recipe:

Hissy Fit Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern


  • 1/2 lb sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese softened
  • 6 oz. Velvetta cheese cubed
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • dash of Worcestershire [1 T or so]
  • dash of garlic powder [a couple of good shakes]
  • Corn chips wheat thins, celery sticks


  • Combine ingredients and place into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serves 8-10 for appetizers. Can be doubled
Keyword easy party dip, football food, hissy fit dip, sausage and cheese dip

I sure hope y’all have a hissy fit over this dip!


CC’s dress is from Meemee’s Corner, an Etsy shop


I will be partying over at:

It’s Overflowing

Easy Life

Love Bakes Good Cakes

The Style Sisters

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

No Minimalist Here

Rattlebridge Farm

The Tablescaper

16 Responses to “Tablescapes, Ole Miss Table & Hissy Fit Dip!”
  1. This version looks mouthwatering — I went to Ole Miss for three semesters in my long and checkered college career. I loved living in Oxford — it is quite different from the rest of Mississippi.

  2. Poppy says:

    mmm this looks so yummy and delish! I love your fun and festive tablescape and the beautiful combination of colors used in the accents…..wonderfully done! The baby boo’s tied up in sheer orange ribbons simply looks adorable and my favorite…..nice touch! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Poppy

  3. Christine says:

    What a fun post! The dip looks really good…Christine

  4. I love the name of the dip, that’s enough to make me want to try it right there! Nothing better than a football party-enjoy:@)

  5. What a fun post! Chandeliers and champagne fountains…what a riot! And I thought Buckeye fans were crazy and went all out! LOL

    That CC is tooo, tooo cute! Yummier than the dip itself! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my aution and garage sale finds! ~Zuni

  6. Rettabug says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, Jenna! It sounds scrumptious…and easy, too.
    I had no idea that the changed the mascot from the Rebel guy to a bear. I wonder why.
    Loved seeing the tablescapes in the grove. These are my kind of people!!

  7. This is a great recipe and I like your version. What a beautiful granddaughter, we’ll forgive your daughter’s family for being MS fans, although I do love how they tailgate! We had a great day, Roll Tide………………

  8. Mary says:

    That’s my kind of tailgating Jenna, go big or go home! Your dip definitely sounds like a fan favorite with your ingredients, thank goodness calories don’t count on game day 🙂 CC gets cuter every time I see her!

  9. Wow, what a great recipe and I still love using Velveeta. Your photos and tablescapes are so fun ! Don’t you just love team rivalries! We have them in our house too. Thanks for sharing on the Blog Hop Blitz!

  10. Tammy says:

    Wow, what a spread! Looks like great fun!

  11. Man, that looks delicious and has been pinned cause I picked it for one of our Most Valuable Blogger posts!

  12. Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice dip.

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