9 Sausage Appetizer Ideas

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Sausage appetizers can be made with a few different types of sausages including Italian sausage or Andouille sausage.

You can make sausage appetizers like stuffed mushrooms, stuffed jalapenos, spicy Italian sausage dip, spinach and sausage dip, phyllo cups, or wonton cups.

Try making one of these savory sausage appetizers for your next BBQ or party.

Sausage Appetizer ideas

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms are cheesy hot appetizers that you can serve right out of the oven.

Large white mushrooms need to have their stems removed, and hollowed out. Once you have them all arranged and ready to be stuffed, you can start making the filling.

The filling is made with cooked Italian sausage pieces, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion powder, minced garlic, and chives.

The mushrooms are stuffed with the filling, and topped with a more mozzarella cheese.

The stuffed mushrooms can bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown. Serve immediately.

Sausage Bites with Mustard Sauce

Sausage bites with mustard sauce is a savory dipping appetizer.

Hot or mild Italian sausages are cooked in white wine, and then broiled in the oven to give them a crispy brown edge.

Mustard sauce is simply mixing together minced garlic, Dijon mustard, sour cream, and a bit of hot sauce.

You can serve the sausages hot or cold with the mustard sauce.

Place a toothpick into each sausage piece for easy dipping!

Sausage Appetizers

Sausage Stuffed Wonton Cups

Sausage stuffed wonton cups are made by creating your own wonton cups for this sausage appetizer.

Place a wonton into each cup of a muffin tin, and bake in the oven for a couple of minutes until it crisps up.

The filling is made by browning Italian sausages in a frying pan. Diced red and green peppers are added to the saucepan, along with cream cheese.

To add a bit of spice to the filling, cumin and cayenne pepper are added to the cream cheese filling.

The filling is spooned into each of the wonton cups, and topped with gouda cheese and cheddar cheese.

The wonton cups can be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.

Serve the wonton cups hot, right out of the oven. Garnish with a bit of chopped up green onions.

Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Shrimp and sausage skewers are served with a spicy mayo for dipping sauce.

Shrimp are marinated in olive oil and Cajun seasoning.

Andouille sausage pieces are cut into bite sized pieces, and placed on a skewer, alternating with the marinated shrimp.

The skewers are BBQ’d until the sausage has crisped on the edges, and the shrimp have turned pink.

The spicy mayo sauce is made by combining mayo, Cajun seasoning, and a little lemon juice.

Sausage, Apple and Gruyere Pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels are made using puff pastry, making these sausage appetizers a decent size.

Ground pork sausage is cooked in a frying pan with a few diced onions. The pork needs to be broken up into small pieces while it’s cooking.

Diced apples and sage are added to the pan, and cooked until the apples are fork tender.

The puff pastry is rolled out, and the sausage mixture sprinkled throughout the puff pastry. The layer of sausage should be fairly thin.

Grated gruyere cheese is sprinkled on top of the sausage, and the puff pastry is rolled into a log.

The log is cut into sections to make the sausage pinwheels.

The puff pastry will have a nice sheen to it with an egg wash. Brush beaten egg over every surface of the puff pastry.

Bake the pinwheels in the oven until the pastry has turned a golden brown, and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage stuffed jalapenos are a spicy sausage appetizer that looks intriguing for your guests!

Ground sausage is cooked and broken up into small pieces. Place the drained sausage into a bowl with cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Mix them together, and this will be your filling for your jalapenos.

Wear gloves when cutting the jalapenos, then you won’t risk getting it in your eye!

Cut the jalapenos lengthwise, removing the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno.

Stuff the jalapenos by spooning the filling into each of the hollowed out jalapenos.

Bake them in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown.

Serve immediately.

Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

Smoked sausage cranberry bites are a cheesy, tart, sausage appetizer.

Smoked sausage is cut into bite sized round pieces, and arranged on a baking sheet.

The sausage pieces are cooked until the edges have a delicious crispy edge to them.

Each sausage has a small piece of white cheddar placed on top of it.

The cranberries are used from cranberry sauce, you must separate them out when you’re ready to place them on top of the cheese.

Put a toothpick through the cranberry-cheese-sausage and serve immediately.

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Cups

Spinach and sausage phyllo cups are a tasty sausage appetizer you can serve warm or chilled.

Italian sausage is cooked with diced onions and minced garlic.

Once the sausage has cooled, it’s mixed together with mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese to make the base of the filling.

Cooked and drained spinach is added to the filling mixture with a bit of cumin.

The filling is added to prepared phyllo cups and baked in the oven until the phyllo pastry turns a golden brown.

You can serve them right away, or place in the fridge and you can serve them chilled.