With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars

I have been wanting to share this appetizer recipe since Christmas.
It wouldn't be Christmas Eve dinner without Sausage Stars at our house.
But now we are in the middle of summer and these delicious appetizers are just as popular.

I have used this old, soiled recipe many times through the years.
I got it from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine

 Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars

2 cups (1 lb.) cooked crumbled sausage
1  1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup prepared Hidden Valley Ranch Original Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (you can substitute bottled Ranch)
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives (I omit these)
1/2 cup chopped red pepper (I use green)
1 pkg. won ton wrappers (I find then in the vegetable case) or egg roll wrappers, cut into quarters

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blot the sausage dry with a paper towels, and combine with cheeses, salad dressing, olives and pepper.

Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and press 1 wrapper in each cup. I let the won ton wrappers come to room temperature and press them into each muffin cup using a tart shaper trying to keep won ton open for filling.

Lightly spray with vegetable spray and bake for 5 minutes until golden. Remove from tins; place on baking sheet. Fill with sausage mixture.  Bake 5 minutes until bubbly.

Makes 4-5 dozen

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BECKY said...

These are awesome gal! I will definitely be making some soon! Thanks for the fun recipe!! I know my hubby will love them!
Have a lovely week!

Snap said...

Sounds wonderful and I don't think Better Homes and Gardens can be beat!

Ann said...

they sound and look really good. I would omit the olives too, I can't stand them.

Julie said...

These look delicious! Fun to think of Christmas Eve appetizers on this hot summer day!

Shelia said...

Oh, now I want to make some sausage stars! They look wonderful and I'm copying your recipe!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mildred said...

This looks like it would be habit forming!!!!! Sounds good!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

YUM! I will save this recipe as it looks like a delicious and easy to make appetizer!

NanaDiana said...

These look really, really good. GREAT! One MORE fattening recipe to add to my collection from you!;>) Like we WI people need MORE fattening recipes! xo Diana

Lynnifer said...

These look really good, really easy, and really economical to make. I am thinking ahead to my daughter's 22nd birthday party in a few months. Thanks for sharing this recipe :-)

Susan said...

Oh, gosh, Leslie. Those look luscious. Mmmmmm. Susan

Lady Farmer said...

Well now, YUM! These sound like little pizzas! Who doens't like that? Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Pondside said...

Those look delicious! I'm going to save this page right away!

Linda C said...

These look and sound yummy- so unique!:) Thanks so much for sharing this special recipe with us.

I've missed blogland- got to get back in with both feet real soon. Grand daughter Sophie will be here Wed all day with her mom and dad from Pittsburgh!! Getting ready for them and just finished tutoring a friend's daughter through her American Lit homeschooling class. Been pretty busy- but looking forward to fellowhip with my blog friends again.:)
Hope your summer is going good!


Viv said...

my tummy is doing the cartwheels atm looking at the sausage stars with the melted cheese and all...YUMM.
will need to use whatever type of ranch dressing i can find at my local supermarket here though!
btw, i love how that clipping of the recipe is so used and old!! awesome!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know we would love those! I can even imagine them with chorizo and some Mexican cheeses.

Anonymous said...

My mom and me have been making these for years. It's a tried and true recipe that is always a crowd pleaser. The one thing we do differently though is we normally use ground turkey instead of the sausage. Good post!

t.koch said...

These are my FAVORITE! After many years of eating yours & a few hours of searching around a few months ago i found the recipe and said "THATS the reason they are tangy! RANCH!" A delicious go to app for me! Thanks!

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

OH SO DELICIOUS!!!!! I throw dinner parties all the time and these would be a hit as a starter! Thanks for sharing!

We saw you on food gawker and we are your newest followers!!



marie said...

Have your heard of Pinterst.com? Well, I just "pinned" this recipe to my Yummy Food board!!

Looks and sounds sooo good!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

We would love those! They look fantastic.

corners of my life said...

Oh my. These look so elegant and delicious at the same time. I am thinkingI will bring them to Wine-on-Wednesday tomorrow.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

I love these!! They make such a festive appetizer. I have that same recipe cut out of the magazine.

Haden News said...

Looks like an olde but a goodie!! Thanks for sharing!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Old recipes are the best. They are like dear friends! I can picture in my mind how some of mine look and what is written on them.
Great recipe! Easy and sounds so delicious!
Anything in a wonton wrapper must be luscious.

MrsJenB said...

They're so pretty and look sooooo delicious. I love sausage in, well, just about anything! :)

Candace said...

These would not last long at all in our house. They are so pretty and I'm sure that they taste absolutely amazing. I can't wait to give these a try. Thank you!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those sausage stars are so delicious sounding and I just love your pretty photos! I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

Monique Ralston said...

Just made them and they are delicious


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