Party Panache, Hocus Pocus Party Dip

We had a super fun Saturday

A little batting practice as we entertained friends and watched football on the patio

It was chilly enough to light the fire around 4 pm

58 degrees was quite a difference than the 98 degrees we experienced 2 weeks ago!

Chilly enough for a nice hot and hearty dip!

 This easy to make party dip will put a spell on your guests!

Brown the sausage and saute the onion & celery in the drippings

Add to a slow cooker with the drained corn and tomatoes

Top with cream cheese and white cheddar

Set the pot to low and cover

After about 1 hour, the cheese will be mostly melted

Stir and then add sour cream and remaining cheddar and stir again

Cover and let dip continue to cook on low for another hour

Serve with scoop style corn chips and provide a large serving spoon

Big E & CC were eating this like a vegetable side dish!

We nibbled on it all through the afternoon and evening

Some of us got quite energized!

A great day with family, friends, football and music!


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex


  • slow cooker


  • 8 oz white cheddar grated
  • 4 oz cheddar or Mexican blend grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cans 16 oz each sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies drained
  • 1/2 lb mild or hot Italian sausage or breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Cook sausage in a skillet until browned and crumbly. Remove to paper towels to drain. Saute onion and celery in sausage drippings over medium heat until cooked through and softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer sausage, onion and celery to a sprayed slow cooker. Add drained corn and tomatoes. Cut cream cheese into 8 cubes and scatter on top of vegetables. Top with grated white cheddar. Cover and cook 1 hour.
  • Stir to mix in cheeses. Add sour cream and remaining cup of cheddar. Stir again and recover. Dip should be hot and ready for serving after another hour. Dip will hold on low setting for quite a while. If your cooker has a warm setting you can turn it to warm.
  • Serve dip with scoop style corn chips and a large spoon so guests can put a big dollop on their plates
  • This makes an ample amount, approximately 8-10 cups. Refrigerate and reheat leftovers
Keyword corn dip, easy party dip, Hocus Pocus dip, Mexican dip, rotel pie, sausage and cheese dip, slow cooker, slow cooker dip

Enjoy if you dare!


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34 Responses to “Party Panache, Hocus Pocus Party Dip”
  1. Jenna, family, friends, football, and music are perfect! The dip looks amazing as does a fire on the patio! Big E and CC had the right idea…sit next to the fire and chow down. Happy Thursday!

  2. What a fun time! How awesome you could have a fire! Love the dip. So easy to make. And who doesn’t love the timeless movie, Hocus Pocus. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. What a fun day and evening! I love the fairy lights around the fire and the music and the dip looks fabulous!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, it looks like everyone had such a fun time! That dip recipe looks delicious. I can see my family enjoying this while watching football. Thanks for the recipe. I am envious of that beautiful fireplace and pizza oven. What wonderful times your family must have gathered around the fire. Happy Thursday!!!

  5. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Jenna, looks like such a fun day.

  6. Nancy says:

    Family fun at your place! How wonderful!

    And that dip is going to be made for my next party! Yum!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like you had fun!! So happy to see you enjoying time with your family, Jenna! 💗 And your dip looks so yummy! 👍

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time! That dip looks so delicious! 🧡😀

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    That dip looks wonderful! Pinned! Love the fireplace and the lights. How fun to have the gang there and music too! Awesome family times!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Your recipe sounds delicious Jenna. This to me is the best for entertaining family and friends. This weather is awesome, such a relief from a couple of weeks ago. We are doing this very thing this weekend with our family! RTR

  11. Kitty says:

    What a relief to get cooler temperatures, Jenna! I have a dip that I make called Man Dip and my son and I can eat it as a meal. Your dip sounds perfect for a meal for me. I’m going to try it soon! You know how I love your recipes.

  12. Mother of 3 says:

    That sounds so yummy!

  13. Mary says:

    How delish Jenna! I know you and your family are thoroughly enjoying your outdoor kitchen and pizza oven! ♥

  14. It all looked stunning. And the dip I will have to try.

  15. Miz Helen says:

    I am going to make this for the World Series Game tonight, can’t wait to try it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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