I was so excited when my friend Amy F. suggested using Bellisari’s Calabrian and Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread as a substitute in one of her yummy recipes. It was so amazing (and easy) that I had to share!
1 pound of bulk ground sweet Italian sausage
2 blocks of low fat cream cheese (8oz each)
1 bunch of fresh basil chiffonade (optional)
1 bag of tortilla chips of crackers of your choice.
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat being sure not to overcook. Drain and put in a separate mixing bowl to let cool. Once it cools, add the cream cheese and Bellisari’s Calabrian and Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread. Mix thoroughly and place in an oven proof dish. Place in oven uncovered and cook for 20 minutes or until it begins to bubble and cheese has melted. Before serving, garnish with fresh basil and serve with tortilla chips or crackers. Enjoy!