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Sausage Cheese Puffs

 Sausage Cheese Puffs
People are always surprised when I tell them there are only four ingredients in these tasty bite-size puffs. Cheesy and spicy, the golden morsels are a fun novelty at a breakfast or brunch...and they also make yummy party appetizers. —Della Moore Troy, New York
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese; stir in sausage. Add
  • water and toss with a fork until moistened. Shape into 1-1/2-in.
  • balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Baked puffs may be frozen; reheat at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until heated through (they do not need to thawed first).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.