Cheesy Sausage Stars will be the hit at your next party. Crispy baked wonton cups are filled with a cheesy sausage, onion, and garlic mixture. Just take a look at the picture, and you know you want one of these in your mouth! These little gems make a great finger food appetizer for parties or any other special occasion, especially Super Bowl Sunday.
Bulk sausage is readily available in most markets. You’ll find it in chubs, usually near the breakfast sausage and bacon in the refrigerated section. I prefer the spicy version, but the sage version is also good.
Cheesy Sausage Stars Recipe
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1/2 cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 can (2.25 ounces) sliced black (ripe) olives or 1/4 cup chopped
Vegetable oil spray
1 package (48 pieces) wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a heavy skillet, saute sausage, red pepper, onion, and garlic, stirring often to break apart, until sausage is cooked through and crumbly. Drain grease and let cool to room temperature.
While sausage mixture cools, spray non-stick mini-muffin pans with vegetable oil. Place one wonton in each mini-muffin slot and spray again with vegetable oil. Bake 5 minutes until light golden brown. Remove baked wontons to a foil-lined baking sheet. Reduce heat to 400 F.
Combine cooled sausage mixture, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, ranch dressing, and olives. Mix well.
Fill each wonton cup with sausage mixture, using all of the mixture. Bake filled wontons an additional 5 to 10 minutes until melted and bubbly. Let rest for 10 minutes, then serve warm.
Yield: 48 appetizers
Cheesy Sausage Stars Recipe Photo ©2021 Peggy Filippone