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Sausage Puffs

Happy Wednesday, sweet friends! Are you looking for something delicious to have as an appetizer or a small breakfast item? Try some sausage puffs!

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These were born from an idea involving sausage balls, another sausage puff recipe, and a need for an appetizer for our home group Christmas party last week. (I also took dessert, so check out the next post for that recipe!)

What You Need:

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
    • I used traditional Owens. You can use whatever brand is your favorite, or spicy if you like! 😉
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 packages of mini Fillo shells
    • This is 45 shells total, and I filled each and every one, with a little mixture to spare!
    • You find these in the frozen section near the ready-made pie crusts!

Start by browning your sausage in a skillet over medium heat. (I drained the fat off because I always drain fat off any ground meat I’m cooking.)

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Next, add in your cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir to combine and leave the heat on low to medium to help the cheeses melt and combine.

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Use a teaspoon to fill each Fillo shell. I just lined them up on a baking pan.

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Once I had all of them lined up and filled (and there were A LOT!), I covered them with foil and refrigerated them overnight. Everything in them is cooked at that point (the shells are pre-cooked), so they are good to go.

The next day, right before our party, I put them in a 350* oven for 5-10 minutes with the foil on (to keep the shells from burning) to warm up and let the shells get crispy.

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So, if you are needing a tasty breakfast or appetizer that is very simple, quick, and easy to transport, look no further!

 

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