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Festive Sausage Cups Recipe

Festive Sausage Cups Recipe

When I used prepared pie crust for this recipe, it's even easier to form and fill these individual sausage cups. They are a savory and filling snack. Come Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family is especially delighted to see them. — Gail Watkins, South Bend, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped canned mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • Chopped stuffed olives

Directions

  • 1. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain well and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add mushrooms, sliced olives, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour. Add cream; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sausage. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, about 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3. Spoon into pastry cups; sprinkle with cheese. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chopped olives. Serve hot. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 326 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.