The Perfect Little Appetizer

Welcome back after the long Thanksgiving weekend.  I hope you enjoyed quality time with family and friends, good food, and a healthy dose of lounging around.  We had a great weekend doing all of that and started to get the Christmas decor up.  The tree and outside lights are done, but I’m dragging on getting the rest of the inside of the house done.  I’m planning to show you a full Christmas home tour later this week, so I need to get busy.

Although I’m sure you are still very full from stuffing yourselves with Thanksgiving food and leftovers, I wanted to share a super simple appetizer recipe with you today.  It’s the perfect little appetizer to take to any holiday party pot luck or just to have to snack on at home (my husband loves snacking on these after work).  They seem to always be the first thing to be eaten any time I make them for a party.

I call these appetizers sausage stars and they are a great combination of savory, crunchy, cheesy, and flavor.  The great thing is you only need four ingredients to make them!

Sausage stars appetizer ingredients

1 package breakfast sausage (any kind will work, hot, mild, regular, etc.)

1/2 cup ranch dressing

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

12 won ton wrappers (you can usually find them near the produce section of your grocery store)

1 tablespoon melted butter


1. Brown sausage in a skillet; once browned, drain sausage on a paper towel.

2. While sausage is cooking, place one won ton wrapper in each cupcake cup and brush with a little melted butter.


3. Place won ton wrappers in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, or until wrappers are starting to get a little brown and crispy.

4. Once sausage has drained, add sausage, ranch dressing, and cheddar cheese to your skillet and combine on low heat until cheese is melted.


5. Spoon sausage mixture into the crispy won ton wrappers. I added a little extra cheese to the top of mine.


6. Bake filled won ton wrappers in 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, just long enough to allow cheese to melt further and the won ton wrappers to get a little crispier.



Super simple, delicious, appetizers!  You can’t go wrong with that.  Surely, these will be a hit at your next pot luck or holiday party!



7 Responses to The Perfect Little Appetizer

  1. Kerrie November 30, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    I’m pretty sure this appetizer incorporates all the most delicious things… Sausage, cheese and RANCH!

  2. Marcus November 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    This is one of my favorite little snacks and I’m glad to hear that it doesn’t require too much work! I think in your absence, I might even be able to handle this! I always try to sneak one or two before guests arrive or we go anywhere just to make sure I don’t miss out.

    • dailyhostess December 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      I’m pretty sure you are more than capable to make these yourself! Maybe you should make them next time, hehe!

  3. Mary Beth November 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    These look delicious!!


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