Monday, December 5, 2011

Sausage Stars

Another Pinterest inspired recipe!  I followed the easy recipe found on the blog With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart and was very happy with the outcome.  Although I found these on online, I'm pretty sure we have had them (or a variation of them) at our friends' annual Halloween parties.  I always loved them!

- 1 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
- 1 1/2 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of Monterey Jack Cheese (I used Italian Blend because it was in the fridge)
- 2 cups of  Crumbled Sausage
- 1 package of Won Ton Wraps

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cook and drain the sausage, combine with cheeses and ranch dressing in a bowl.

Pretty similar to the mini lasagnas, place the won ton wraps into a mini muffin tin.  Be careful not to break the wraps when folding them in.  Stick the empty wraps into the oven for 5 mins to heat them up and give them a little browning on the edge.

Pull out of the oven and fill with your meat/cheese mixture.  Back into the oven for another 5 mins.  The original recipe instructs you to take the wraps out of the muffin tins and place on a baking sheet at this step, but I left them in the tin because I thought they would hold their structure more. 

They were mighty tasty!  I had to put the rest away so we would stop eating them.  Chris isn't a big fan of ranch dressing (I haven't had it since I was younger), but when it's mixed with sausage & cheese and baked it blends in very nicely.  These would make for a perfect dinner party appetizer or game day snack during football weekends.  Of course, not an Aggie or Philly Eagle football weekend, at least not this season.  Too much frustration at the TV to enjoy snacking.

Are you a big football fan?  What type of apps do you like to serve or eat at parties?


  1. You always find the best looking recipes on Pinterest! I'm definitely going to have to try these - they look amazing!

  2. Hey, this can easily be made gluten free! That's awesome - thanks for posting this. :) Party foods/appetizers are my weakness and I'm having a hard time finding bite sized gluten free goodies - so this will be a great one to adapt!

  3. These are both adorable and sound really, really tasty!

  4. I've been making these for almost all the parties I go to for years. I make almost the same version as you do but I use hot sausage and I add 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper to the ranch and mix that up before I add the other ingredients. The extra spiciness makes them awesome and they aren't too spicy either my 2 yr old nephew loves them.