Sausage Stars

These scrumptious little Sausage Stars can definitely be the “star” of any meal (especially when toddlers are at the table).    Or, by prepping the filling ahead of time, they can also make for a great finger food or appetizer at a party.  Just pop them in the oven for a few minutes and they’re ready to go!

Below is a quick pictorial on how to make the “star” pattern from two wonton wrappers.  (To find wonton wrappers, check the refrigerated section of your local produce department.)
Voila!  Pretty simple!

Sausage Stars

 

1 lb Ground Sausage
1/2 c Yellow Pepper, chopped
1/2 c Green Pepper, chopped
1/2 c Mushrooms, chopped
1 c Sour Cream
1 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 packet Wonton Wrappers (48 count)

Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin pan.  Fill cups with two wonton wrappers positioned at a 45 degree angle (see pictures).  Gently press wrappers into pan to form cups.  Brown in oven for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage with peppers and mushrooms until meat is cooked through.  Drain and return to pan.  Add sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese and mix until just combined.  Fill each pre-baked wonton with 1-2 Tbs of meat mixture.  Return to oven for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and wrappers are just brown.

Servings:  24*

(*If only making 12, simply refrigerate or freeze the remaining 1/2 of the cooked filling.  Thaw and bake as directed for a quick meal or snack at a later date.)  

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Comments

  1. This looks good! I can’t eat wontons bc I’m gluten free but I wonder is this would with corn tortillas?

  2. Great for Super Bowl Sunday.

  3. Great idea! I love the suggestions in the comments, too….using tortillas is a great idea and these would be a hit at a Super Bowl party. I bet they are best served warm, right?

    • Yes, definitely best served warm. Might be hard to take to a party, but if you are hosting, they could be kept warm in the oven on low until ready to serve. We make them with pizza filling too…one day I’ll get that post up to share as well. :)

  4. Just a bit of advise you only need one layer of wonton wraps. I bake the wonton wraps 8 mins till golden brown prior to adding the filling. The wraps can be done days ahead an placed in zip lock bags. My filling consists of 1 to 1/2 pnds cooked sausage, 1 can chopped water chestnuts, 1 chopped onion, 4 stocks of celery chopped, 1 1/2 cups shreaded cheese, 1 dry packet of ranch dressing mix ~ mix all together. bake till all melted, or I put the filling into my crock pot on the low setting till melted then lower setting to warm, great if you want to take to parties or potlucks… I have been making these tasty treats for over 15 yrs I havent meet a person who doesnt love them :)

    • My MIL also makes them with just one layer. You’re right, they also work well that way! Love the variation you suggested. There are lots of fun ways to change these up.

  5. That sounds yummy! Filo pastry I think is the closest I can get here….

  6. Oh I never realized how easy these are to make. :) thanks for the tutorial!

    If you don’t mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

  7. These would be a hit for a superbowl party. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  8. What a great Super Bowl party idea! These sound delicious! I’ve been busy lately with wonton wraps too; love them don’t you!? :) You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

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