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Mini Sausage Bundles

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

1 dozen

Thanks to these hors d'oeuvres, you can cut calories, fat and cleanup by keeping the deep fryer at bay. Our Test Kitchen filled the mouthwatering appetizers with savory turkey sausage, garlic and onion before baking them in the oven to a golden brown.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Mini Sausage Bundles Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 whole chives, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage with onion, red pepper and garlic over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Stir in cheese; cool slightly.
  2. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; spritz with cooking spray. Layer with 2 additional phyllo sheets, spritzing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Cut phyllo crosswise into 3 strips (about 4-1/2 in. wide).
  3. Place a rounded tablespoon sausage mixture near the end of each strip. Fold end of strip over filling, then fold in sides and roll up. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. If desired, tie bundles with chives. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 74 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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