Sausage & Smoked Gouda Cups

Sausage & Smoked Gouda Cups

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.

Shopping List
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!

Sausage & Smoked Gouda Cups

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 29, 2017 at 4:41 am

    I could see this being a hit with cheese-lovers!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci Dreffs August 29, 2017 at 5:30 am

    These are so delicious!!

  • Melissa August 29, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Do you serve these warm at church?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Yes! I pulled them out of the oven and put them in my carrier that traps heat so that they were warm when we arrived.

      • Marla August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

        Which carrier do you use? These look delicious and I’d love to make them for the same purpose but don’t have a very efficient way to transport.

        • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

          It’s one from Thirty-One. I bought it years and years ago but it’s the best thing ever!

  • Erika Slaughter August 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Holy YUM!!

  • Shay August 29, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Do you drain the sausage first before adding cheese? Seems like could be greasy if not?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Nope! You can if you want to, but I do not call for it in the recipe.

  • Alexis deZayas August 29, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Four ingredients?! Yes please! What a perfect appetizer!

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design August 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Those little pastry shells are so versatile!

  • Liz August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Could you please link to the type of carrier used to transport? I’ve seen them but haven’t seen any to purchase!

    I do these all the time with a can of rotel to kick up the flavor, a block of cream cheese and the sausage in the cups. So delish!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      It’s from Thirty-One! I bought it years and years ago, but it’s such a good one!

  • Jaz September 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Do you think these could be frozen and heated later?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 5, 2017 at 5:04 am


  • Christina September 11, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Would you cook, freeze and then reheat for the day of the party or do you recommend freezing before cooking in the oven?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 12, 2017 at 4:57 am

      I would freeze before heating in the oven!