These sausage and cream cheese biscuit bites are made with biscuit dough, cooked breakfast patties, cream cheese and baked to perfection.
I usually would say to make your own biscuit dough, but for this recipe, buying store bought is the way to go – nothing wrong with a short cut. This is a great appetizer and it is always a crowd pleaser.
Who said biscuits had to be sweet? This is a breakfast style biscuit dish made with a delicious cream cheese and sausage combination. There are only 3 ingredients in this recipe – sausage, cream cheese, and refrigerated biscuits. I used a roll of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage and Pillsbury Biscuit dough. You can use any brand of sausage you prefer. Sometimes I like to use a roll of hot sausage to give these biscuit bites a little kick. This appetizer can also be a breakfast dish to feed the whole family. It is kid friendly AND adult friendly.
- Breakfast sausage
- Biscuit dough
- Cream cheese
See recipe card for quantities.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large skillet on medium heat, cooking the breakfast sausage patties
according to package instructions. Once you are done, dice it well.
Cut the discs of dough into quarters. Place the pieces in a 9-inch baking
dish. Spread the cream cheese over it and top with the diced sausage.
Bake until the top is golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Hint: Feel free to bake for longer to get a more brown crust.
Sausage: I would use something that is already pre-cooked, this could be sausage patties or links. Make sure to chop them up finely.
Dough: I used the pilsbury biscuit dough, but most supermakrets sell their own brand, like Trader Joe's.
Cream Cheese: If you don't like cream cheese, feel free to try feta or blue cheese for this too.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish.
- Deluxe - Use pastry puff dough and individually wrap the sausage and cream cheese into them.
- Kid friendly - add some jam onto it!
Check out this Blue Cheese Bites for a similar recipe.
Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Feel free to bake for longer to get a more brown crust.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove