• 1 package Zweigle’s Italian Sausage
  • ½ medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 14oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 4oz can spicy hatch Chile peppers, drained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 basil leaves, sliced
  • Crostini or other crackers for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Remove casing from Italian sausage links and crumble. Tip: after you remove the casing, put the Italian sausage in a food processor or blender to make crumbling easier.
  3. Finely dice onion.
  4. In a large skillet, cook onions and sausage crumbles until hot, about 10 minutes.
  5. Once the sausage and onions are done cooking, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl except ¾ cup mozzarella cheese and basil.
  6. Spread mixture in a cast iron skillet and top with remaining mozzarella.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until it starts to bubble. Broil for an additional 3-5 minutes until the cheese starts to brown.
  8. Top with basil and enjoy with baked crostini or your cracker of choice.