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Spicy Sausage Cheese Puffs

 Spicy Sausage Cheese Puffs
"I've been cooking ever since I was 11 years old, and I still enjoy trying new recipes," relates Tammy Utter of Purdy, Missouri. These tasty bites boast spicy pork sausage, green chilies and sharp cheddar cheese and make a sensational appetizer or swift snack.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 1/4 pound spicy bulk pork sausage
  • 3/4 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies, drained


  • In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain and cool completely.
  • In a bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese. Stir in the sausage, water
  • and chilies.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on well-greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 pieces) equals 28 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.