Quick and easy appetizer using Jimmy Dean® pork sausage, cream cheese, and vegetables make a tasty one-bite treat for any get-together. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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30 mins
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1 hr 5 mins
48 bite-sized cups


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Add sausage to a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir with a spatula, breaking apart the sausage until cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  • Combine regular and vegetable cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, bell pepper, green onion, and cooled, crumbled sausage in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

  • Unroll 1 crescent dough sheet and press into a 9x12-inch rectangle. Cut 6 rows across and 4 rows vertically to yield 24 squares. Repeat with the second package of dough.

  • Place 1 square in each cup of two nonstick 24-cup mini muffin tins, pressing it into the bottom and up the sides.

  • Drop 1 heaping teaspoon of sausage filling into each cup. Filling should be up to the top of the cup, but you do not need to press it down.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the dough is golden brown, 11 to 13 minutes.

  • Cool for 5 minutes in the tins before removing to a platter.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find crescent dough sheets, you can substitute two 8-ounce cans of crescent dough rolls. When you roll out, be sure to tightly press all seams together before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 4.1g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 9.9mg; sodium 112mg. Full Nutrition