Cranberry Cheddar Sausage Bites

Cranberry Cheddar Sausage Bites

Makes 2 dozen

Serve these savory sausage bites with a bowl of cranberry sauce for dipping, if you like. For a spicier version, omit the thyme and use red pepper flakes instead.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup shredded cranberry cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or red pepper flakes for a spicier version)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Cranberry sauce (optional, for dipping)
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Shape mixture into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature, with cranberry sauce for dipping, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 each, 80 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 5g protein
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