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Spicy Sausage Cheese Puffs Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound spicy Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 3/4 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies, drained

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and cool completely.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese. Stir in the sausage, water and chilies.
  • 3. 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 Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.