Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Italian Sausage Bites

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
    After taking the summer off for vacations and multiple activities the girls and I finally got back together for a round of cards. It had been awhile, a long while. We had all kinds of things to catch up on. 
   One of our daughters had posted online a recipe for Crescent Sausage Bites - three ingredients and bake for 20 minutes. With too much to do and not enough time, this sounded good to me. This appetizer turned out to be easy, traveled well to the party and was given a thumbs up by the girls.
Italian Sausage Bites
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1 tsp. roasted garlic
1/2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1/2 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Colby Jack or mozzarella
2 pkg. Pillsbury garlic butter crescent rolls
dash salt and ground black pepper
3 T. grated Parmesan cheese for topping

In a small pan, brown sausage; drain. Add roasted garlic and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir. Blend in cream cheese until it's melted. Add shredded cheese and stir to blend. 

Remove from heat. (This will look like a gooey glob, but that's OK.)

Unroll one package of crescent rolls and put on a baking sheet. Press the seams together to seal them. Spread the sausage/cheese mixture evenly over the crescent roll dough, leaving about a 1/4-inch border around the edge.

Unroll the other package of rolls and place on top of the sausage mixture. Press the edges together to seal and then press the seams on top together. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until crescent roll dough is golden but not brown.


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