Sausage-Filled Stars Recipe
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Sausage-Filled Stars Recipe

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My family loves these snacks with a savory sausage-cheese filling. The star shape makes them perfect for Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 149 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add cheeses, peppers, chilies, olives and dressing mix; mix well. Set aside. Brush both sides of wrappers with oil; press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a baking sheet. Fill each with about 2 tablespoons of the sausage mixture. Bake for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Sausage-Filled Stars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p21

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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htrimnal User ID: 2173940 258371
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"Every time I make these for a potluck, they disappear and I'm always asked for the recipe. I have used the pre-made tartlet or hors d'oeuvres cups found in the freezer section vs. making the wonton starts. They're not as cute but are a real time saver. The olives sound like a strange ingredient but they really add a great flavor!"

jenbahan User ID: 2576009 84753
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Made these for this year's cookie party. I didn't make enough, as they were gone a half-hour into the party! I omitted the olives, as I am not the biggest olive fan and I had forgot to get them at the store!"

RachelleT User ID: 3579196 75560
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"This is one of my all time favorite recipes. I made this for my annual x-mas party about 3 years's ALWAYS gone before everything else. VERY GOOD!! **I did have trouble finding the wonton wrappers so I used the Filo pastries found in the frozen section..very good!!!"

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