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Arkansas Campfire Dip Recipe


Food always tastes better when you are camping in Arkansas. The smell of charcoal or burning wood brings everyone to the picnic table. Draw in your crowd with the smell of this great Campfire Dip Recipe. It’s an ooey gooey, thick and cheesy bite of goodness. Pair with your favorite corn chips, tortilla chips or even baguette slices. Don’t forget the s’mores for dessert!

Start by cooking your breakfast sausage ahead. Store in a zip-top bag in the fridge or cooler until ready to mix the dip. When ready, place your cooked sausage, cheeses and tomatoes in an aluminum throw-away pan. Heat over low on your grill or campfire, stirring often to prevent burning. This dip comes together super-fast whether grilling in an aluminum pan or melting in a cast iron skillet. Everyone will be digging in!

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • This is the one recipe you don’t have to worry about softening the cream cheese.
  • Make it mild or spicy with your choice of breakfast sausage. Add in diced jalapenos for an extra spicy kick.
  • Also, a great recipe to keep warm in the crockpot. Just cook your breakfast sausage first.
  • Brown your breakfast sausage ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to use.

Arkansas Campfire Dip


  • 1 pound ground breakfast pork sausage
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles


Over medium-high heat, brown sausage in a large skillet. Cut the cheese into cubes and combine in the skillet with the sausage. Pour in a can of diced tomatoes and chilies. Stir continuously as cheese is melted thoroughly into the sausage. Serve with corn chips.

Thank you to Alex Beasley for this amazing Campfire Dip Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

Check out some more amazing recipes perfect for camping and cookouts!
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Greek Pasta Salad
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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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