Sausage-Filled Stars


These little sausage-filled stars are a fabulous appetizer; they do take a little time to prepare, but the taste is well worth it. If you want to freeze them for later use, they turn out just as good — just pop them in the freezer after filling the cups and then bake a bit longer than in the original recipe.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package square wonton wrappers

  • 1 pound sage-flavored bulk sausage

  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped fine

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped fine

  • ½ cup ranch salad dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Line each cup in a mini-muffin pan with a wonton wrapper, carefully pressing each into a star-shaped cup. Take care to not tear the wrapper as they will tear easily.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat until remaining wonton wrappers are all baked.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned completely, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Set sausage aside to cool.

  5. Stir cooled sausage, Colby cheese, green onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and ranch salad dressing together in a bowl; spoon into the wonton cups.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and is beginning to bubble, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
20g Fat
25g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 224mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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