Recipes From Living the American Backwoods Cabin Life

Cheesy Sausage RoundUps

Whenever possible, I love to make things ahead of time. Living in the backwoods, we sometimes get unexpected guests who were just out for a drive and thought they would stop by. These handy make-ahead appetizers are perfect for taking out of the freezer, heat them up a few minutes in the microwave, and serve on a platter as finger food for your guests. And this recipe makes around 5 dozen Cheesy Sausage Roundups so you can have your own stash in the refrigerator. My husband likes them hot or cold with a side of ranch dressing.

In a medium fry pan on the stove, cook sausage over medium heat until browned. Drain. 

Add minced peppers. 

Cook until peppers are soft but not squishy, around 5 minutes. Cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, 

flour, salt, and pepper. 

Beat with mixer on medium low speed. 

Add the shredded cheese and stir well. Add cooled sausage mixture and stir until well blended. 

Form dough into 1 inch balls; place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. I usually do this in two batches which makes cooking time 30-40 minutes.

Serve warm or cold. You can store these in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 5 dozen.

Oh, don't they look scrumptious? You can't eat just one...

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