This simple recipe for
these sausage stuffing
bites is perfect for
With only a few
ingredients you can
whip these up to start
Thanksgiving off right.
Now that it is officially fall all those great Thanksgiving time recipes are starting to appear. From pies, to sides, to turkeys, and starters. Everything you need to make a Thanksgiving dinner.
And if you are like me you like to plan ahead and everything out so you can make sure everything is right. Seriously I’m one of those people that will plan 6 months in advance, if not more.
So if you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house or even a Friendsgiving what is a good appetizer for your guest to snack on while finishing up preparing the meal? I say something bite size and no need for a plate or fork.
This is actually my second Thanksgiving appetizer to come out with. Last year I did stuffing potatoes bites, which are just as awesome. This year I wanted to try something with a little meat.
My even better sausage ball recipe has been getting so much traffic this year so I wanted to play off of that recipe. That’s where sausage stuffing bites came about.
This recipe is just so simple too. Cook your sausage and let it cool. Pull out the cranberries out of your cranberry sauce (save the sauce part). Whisk together your eggs and add them with the milk, broth, cranberries, and stuffing. Mix well and then throw in your sausage.
I used tiny muffin tins to cook mine, but you can just ball them up and put them on a greased baking sheet if you prefer. Cook for 35 minutes and there you go.
Serve them with that leftover cranberry sauce and you have the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer ready for your guest to enjoy.
Sausage Stuffing Bites
- 1 lb sausage
- 1 box Stove top Stuffing
- 1 can whole cranberry sauce with cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheese
- 1 cup broth
- 2 eggs
- Take a large pan and set to high heat and add sausage to pan and chop up and cook until brown and set aside
- Put the can of cranberry sauce in a bowl and pick out all the cranberries and set aside in a bowl
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray
- Add cooked sausage, Stove Top Stuffing mix, whole cranberries, shredded cheese, whisked eggs, and broth to a mixing bowl and mix really well
- Spoon out some of the stuffing mix into a muffin tin. Repeat with all the muffin tins where the stuffing is over top of the tin
- Cook for 30-35 minutes until the bites are turning a nice golden color
- Let the sausage cool some before adding it to the bowl to mix with all the other ingredients. Otherwise it’s going to instantly melt the cheese and it will be harder to stir with gooey cheese.
- Make these ahead of time and then when it’s time to serve pop in the oven for 30 seconds or so to warm up.
- I prefer to use a block of cheese and shred it myself. I hate that powdery coating on pre shredded cheese.
- I use regular sausage but using the hot version of sausage would also taste really well. Might be suitable for children or really older guest.
- The oven temperature is the same most turkeys are cooked at so if you only have one oven you could pop these in the oven with the turkey. They might take a little longer so keep that in mind. Just wait for the tops to start browning.