These little breakfast bites were w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l! I took 5 dozen of them to church and they were eaten up in minutes. Minutes.
I found this little recipe in one of my very favorite cookbooks…
…this Gooseberry Patch book has loads of awesome breakfast and brunch recipes (101 to be exact!) but these little cups intrigued me the most.
What I liked about them was that I could make them in advance (I made them the night before and then just baked them when we were ready to eat), they were simple (requiring only one pan), they would make the perfect little appetizer and they can be mixed and matched a million different ways.
I think you’re going to love these little bites too!
1 pound of breakfast sausage (use whichever kind you like the most)
1 (1 oz) package of dry Ranch seasoning (on the salad dressing aisle)
16 oz of sour cream
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
5 dozen (or so) frozen Phyllo (or fillo) Shells (see pic below)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Over medium-high heat in a skillet, brown your sausage. Once the sausage is brown, drain and return back to stove top.
Stir in your seasoning mix, sour cream and cheese and then remove from heat.
Place your phyllo shells on an ungreased baking sheet (it might take two baking sheets to fit all of them on there). Place a tablespoon of your ground beef mixture in each shell.
At this point, you can place your uncooked sausage cups in the fridge and then bake them off the next day or you can bake them right away. Either way, you will bake them for 14 to 16 minutes or until slightly browned and bubbly.
I used four boxes of these shells…
These are found in the freezer department usually by the dessert items.
And then that’s it! Your little cups are finished!
And think of the ways you could mix and match this recipe…
1. Use one package of taco seasoning instead of Ranch seasoning for a taco taste.
2. Use Italian sausage and Mozzarella cheese for an Italian twist.
3. Use a chicken or turkey sausage for a healthy version.
And again, don’t stop at breakfast. These little bites would make the perfect appetizer too!