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Cheese and Sausage Appetizers

I got this recipe from a home economics instructor when I was teaching in Oklahoma. I think it represents the Southwest because of its spicy flavor. It can be used as an appetizer before a Mexican meal or served as a snack.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 dozen appetizers

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black or cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces pork sausage, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In large bowl, beat the cheese, butter, flour, salt and pepper on medium-low speed. Stir in cooked sausage. Form dough into 1-in. balls; place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or cold. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 208 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
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