Sausage Stars

On Saturday night during game night, we had so much food (and wine!) for our little crowd.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

I made the BLT Summer Rolls I shared on Tuesday, watermelon gazpacho, and the recipe that I’m sharing today.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars…  Wow, I was first introduced to these yummy treats at my very first job out of college.  Some of you who are reading this worked with me back then, and you too would get VERY excited when Lisa would bring a container of these in for potlucks.  They’re cheesy, and sausage-y, and just so good!  I haven’t ever served these to a crowd that didn’t love them (even the lightened up version I’m sharing today!)

Sausage Stars

From Lisa Riddle

Makes 48 appetizers

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Sausage

1 bag Mild Cheddar Cheese made with 2% milk (about 1 3/4 cups)

1 block of reduced fat Cream Cheese, room temperature

8 oz. light Sour Cream

1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix

1 small can black olives, chopped (optional)

48 wonton wrappers

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cook sausage in a saute pan until cooked through.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Move sausage to a food processor to grind it up finely.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

4.  In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar, sour cream, sausage, olives, and ranch mix with a hand mixer until combined.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Note:  You can prepare the filling ahead of time and store overnight.  I recommend cooking them right before you serve them.  So good when they’re warm!

Also, my sister-in-law Beth freezes the filling if she doesn’t need to use it all and has reported great results!  I froze half of the filling today to eat later this season.

5.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and press one wonton wrapper into each round.

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

6.  Add a scoop of the mixture to the center of the wonton (about 2 Tbsp.)

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Bake for 10 minutes until wontons get crispy.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before digging in.  Enjoy!!

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Sausage Stars | No Thanks to Cake

Per 1 wonton serving:

CAL 77; CARB 5g; FAT 4g; PROT 4g; FIB 0g; WW Points Plus: 2

 

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Comments

  1. These look really yummy! I can’t wait to make these. Where might you find wonton wrappers in your local store?

    • nothankstocake says:

      Hi Renae – You can find them close to the bagged lettuce and fresh herbs in the refrigerated section of the produce area. Hope this helps!

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