Ok, if you are looking for another appetizer to add to your Easter menu, you’ve got to try these Sausage Cheddar Bites. If Deviled Eggs are my must-have Easter traditon, then these are my brother’s. And I tell my kids, you better act fast if you want any because their uncle just pulls himself right up to the platter as if it’s his own plate!
Easy to put together, only a few ingredients, and quick to bake, these Sausage Cheddar Bites will quickly become a go-to appetizer for you. They’re great for a brunch, but savory enough to work as an app for any time of day. They look great on a simple platter and you can serve them with toothpicks…delicious both hot from the oven or at room temp.
A key to this recipe’s simplicity is that it starts with Bisquick! The version we’ll make for Easter this weekend uses breakfast sausage and cheddar cheese. But you can easily give these Sausage Cheddar Bites a spicy Mexican flair with the addition of cumin, chilies and Mexican cheese like Julie does over at Julie’s Eats & Treats. Or switch out the sausage for chorizo and add corn like this recipe on the Betty Crocker website.
Give these a try and let me know what you think, and let me know if you decide to try one of the other versions. Share a pic with #thepreservesproject if you serve these this weekend. I’d love to hear what some of your go-to appetizers are in the comments below!
- 2 lbs breakfast sausage
- 1½ c. Bisquick
- 16 oz. sharp cheddar
- ½ c. chopped onion
- ½ c. chopped celery
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Shred cheese and mix all ingredients in large bowl.
- Form into 1" balls. Place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.