Cheesy Italian Sausage Appetizer Bites
Italian sausage, herbs, garlic, and a 5 cheese blend. Perfect for Game Day or anytime you want a cheesy, meaty snack. Serve right out of the oven or make ahead and reheat later.
Servings Prep Time
6dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Servings Prep Time
6dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Ingredients
  • 1pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2cups baking mix(such as Bisquick)
  • 4cups (16 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend or shredded mozzarella cheese(such as Kraft)
  • 1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut uncooked sausage into 8-10 chunks.
  3. Thoroughly mix together the sausage and the rest of the ingredients using your hands or the dough hook of a stand mixer.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, drop sausage bites onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool 4-5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve warm with marinara sauce or see make ahead tips below.
Recipe Notes

Make-ahead tips:

  • Bake as directed; cover and freeze. When completely frozen, store in zip-top freezer bags for up to a month. To reheat, place 8-10 bites on microwave safe plate and microwave on high power for 1-1 1/2 minutes.
  • Bake as directed; cover and freeze. When completely frozen, store in zip-top freezer bags for up to a month. To reheat, preheat oven to 350°. Place bites on parchment lined baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
  • Cover and refrigerate uncooked bites for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.
  • Freeze uncooked bites and store in zip-top freezer bags up to 1 month. To reheat, preheat oven to 350°. Place frozen bites on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 25--30 minutes or until heated through.