I had a HUGE order of groceries to pick up the other day but still had a few leftovers in our freezer and refrigerator I wanted to use up. I am trying to stay simple and what can be more simple than a charcuterie? I had a ring of smoked sausage to use and was looking for something different that I could add as a simple hot appetizer to the side of a charcuterie.
Trying to get us back into cooking dinner at home after several weeks of ordering out and leftovers I needed to start simple and this was perfect!
Verdict: My kids were skeptical of these. They are not big fans of rolled dough but humored me. They really liked them! I think that they could dip them in honey mustard helped make them fun. I let them choose ranch, honey mustard, or whole grain mustard dipping sauces.
We added cheese, crackers, dark chocolate, fruit slices, and veggie slices rounded out our meal.
Smoked Sausage Bites
- 1 (14 oz) package Smoked Sausage link (Andouille, or Kielbasa are also good)
- 1 package Refrigerated Crescent Roll Sheet
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffins pans by spraying the cups generously with cooking spray.
- Roll out crescent roll dough and cut sausage into 1/2 or 1/3 place a piece of the sausage at one end of the rectangle and roll up in the dough. Press the seam to seal. It should wrap just about 2 times around the sausage.
- Cut the dough wrapped sausages into half inch slices and place one in each muffin cup.
- If desired, sprinkle a teaspoon of cheese or poppy seeds over each piece.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing sausage bites from the cups.
- Serve immediately with dipping sauces of your choice.