Friday, June 14, 2013

Puff Pastry Cheesy Sausage Bites with Honey Mustard Sauce

You'll need just seven ingredients to throw together these little sausage bites ... and that includes the dipping sauce, as well.  Score!  Better yet - I think I was only in the kitchen for about ten minutes to prep these little babies before popping them into the oven.

What perfect party fare!  These would, also, be excellent snacks for a game day gathering or an at-home movie night!

Yields 16 - 18 bites.



1 sheet frozen-style puff pastry, thawed
14 - 16 ounces smoked sausage (skinless is preferred)
4 - 6 tablespoons shredded cheese (I use mozzarella, but any that you prefer would be fine)
1 egg


3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 - 3 tablespoons honey (depending on how sweet you prefer the sauce)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

Lightly flour a clean work surface or counter.  Unfold the puff pastry and lay it out onto the floured surface.  Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out about one-to-two inches wider on all four sides than its original size.

Cut the dough exactly in half - a pizza cutter works well for this.

Lay down a sausage along one edge of each piece of pastry dough.  Line up additional sausages to cover from end-to-end, if necessary.  Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese next to the sausage. 

Starting with the sausage side, carefully roll up the dough ending with the seam-side down.  Cut each "log" of sausage-stuffed dough into 1 1/2-inch pieces (approx.) and place each "bite" seam-side down on the baking sheet.

Whisk the egg with a couple of tablespoons of cold water.  Brush onto the bites.  Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.

Meanwhile, combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and chill until ready to serve with the sausage bites.

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