Recipe By Happyschmoopies
Published Nov 10th
Prep 30m Cook 20m Additional 15m Ready In 65m
Servings 48 bite-sized cups Calories 71.1

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces garden vegetable cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages crescent roll sheets

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Combine regular and vegetable cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, bell pepper, green onion, and cooled, crumbled sausage in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  4. 4 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.
  5. 5 Place 1 square in each cup of two nonstick 24-cup mini muffin tins, pressing it into the bottom and up the sides.
  6. 6 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.
  7. 7 Bake in the preheated oven until the dough is golden brown, 11 to 13 minutes.
  8. 8 Cool for 5 minutes in the tins before removing to a platter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 71.1
  • Carbohydrate 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol 9.9 mg
  • Fat 5.2 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 112 mg
  • Sugar 0.9 g

Chef's Notes

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.
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  1. Everyone loved these appetizers, including the grandkids.
  2. These were very tasty and easy to make as well. It made far more filling than was necessary, but other than that no complaints!
  3. Love these Sausage Cups! Super easy to make and perfect for parties or gatherings! I even froze some for New Years Eve!
  4. I too wanted to sautee the bell pepper and green onions but decided to follow the recipe. I am so glad that I did because there is no need to do so. I made half of the recipe and got exactly 24 mini cups of delicousness. These little cups are scrumptious and so easy to - Read more ...
  5. These sausage cups are great appetizers. I made half the batch with sweet Hawaiian crescent rolls. The sweet were my favorite. But, not a huge difference in taste. I had leftover filling. So, grab an extra package of crescent to finish the filling. I used a cookie scoop and they were very easy to fill.
  6. We thought this was a wonderful recipe! I would suggest that the ingredients for the cups be made ahead of time and then brought to room temperature before using the small cookie scoop to fill the cups. I made only half a recipe, and since I am making this during COVID I will have to - Read more ...
  7. This was absolutely wonderful! I don't own a mini muffin pan so I just cut the dough in larger squares and used a regular muffin tin. They were so good, my husband couldn't stop eating them!
  8. Oh, my goodness! You will be the "star" cook of the gathering, with these delightful "bitefuls"! If your little cups don't turn out as lovely and perfect as the submitter's, do not worry. Once people find out how good they are, they will disappear in a hurry! I wondered if I should saute the veggies - Read more ...
  9. 11.24.20 I used a pizza cutter for cutting the dough sheets into squares and a small cookie scoop for filling the cups which worked really well. I filled up the cups, had a little bit left over, so went back and piled more of the sausage mixture on the top. A few overflowed, but no - Read more ...