Me and smoked Gouda have been having a moment lately. It’s just so darn good that I keep putting it in EVERYTHING. So, when I needed a savory little bite to take to church, I thought of this combo: breakfast sausage, cream cheese and smoked Gouda inside one of those little Phyllo shells. And you know what? They were gone in a flash! People were swooning over these little bites. They were yummy for breakfast and would also make excellent appetizers too. Plus, besides a little salt and pepper, there are only four ingredients. Four. Who doesn’t love that?!
This recipe makes about 3 dozen bites.
1 pound of breakfast sausage
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
2 cups of shredded smoked Gouda cheese
3 (12-count each) boxes of mini puff pastry shells (found in the freezer department)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with Pam for easy clean up. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high, brown up your sausage in a drizzle of EVOO until it’s browned and crumbly.
Next, reduce heat to medium-low and stir in your cream cheese and shredded Gouda. Stir everything together until the cheese is melted. Add in just a pinch of salt and pepper. Then take each one of your mini puff pastry shells and add about a tablespoon of filling to each one. Place each shell on your prepared baking sheet. Once all of your shells are filled, pop your baking sheet in the oven and bake about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Easy as that!! People are going to love you when you make these little bites!