Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars Recipe
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Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars Recipe

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These stars can be served hot or at room temperature. I have experimented often with these ingredients and the recipe lends itself to a variety of individual tastes. Mary Anne Fields, Greeneville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 2 medium carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 86 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, carrots, onion, peppers, cheeses, sour cream, garlic and lemon-pepper.
  2. Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic powder; brush over edges. Bake at 350° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Spoon sausage mixture into cups. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish with tomatoes if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p57

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Delicious! I made these appetizers for a family dinner. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"I have never made these but my daughter and her friend makes these for every special occasion we have. They are totally awsome!!! Highly recommend them."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"Recipe makes more than 36 but they were a favorite on New Years Eve! This recipe is one to add to the collection!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009

"Very good. I found the mini muffin cups hard to fill so I used the regular ones. Not as pretty, but much easier."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2009

"This was the definite hit of our holiday party!"

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