Sausage Wonton Cups

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

Appetizers & Beverages | September 28, 2017 | By

Sausage Wonton Cups with VIDEO~ wonton wrappers filled with a delicious cheesy, crumbled sausage blend, baked until crispy and the cheeses melted. The ultimate easiest, tastiest appetizer.

A few years ago my niece brought one of the best appetizers I’ve ever eaten to a family gathering. I wasn’t the only one who ate more than their share (you know who you are). The whole tray of them disappeared in minutes. 

Some appetizers are more geared toward women, while others are more to the guys‘ liking.  Sausage Wonton Cups start with wonton wrappers formed into min cups filled with sausage and cheese and baked until crispy. They’re hearty, delicious and an all around crowd pleaser. 

My niece went home with an empty tray and bragging rights for the best appetizer. 

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

I was instantly a huge fan of Sausage Wonton Cups and loved the idea of filling these little cups with different ingredients. They’re the inspiration for both my Reuben Wontons and Taco Cupcakes

To make entertaining easier, make the sausage filling the day before then refrigerate until just before party time. Then form the cups, fill and bake just before serving.  Any leftover wonton wrappers can be frozen. Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • pork breakfast sausage
  • ground cumin
  • ground cayenne
  • sharp cheddar cheese OR shredded pepperjack cheese (for a spicier filling)
  • cream cheese
  • wonton wrappers
  • Optional garnish: green onions 
  • Cooking spray

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

How to make Sausage Wonton Cups:

Preheat the oven to 400° then add the sausage, cumin and cayenne to a medium skillet, cooking over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Next, remove the skillet from the heat and fold in the cream cheese and one cup of the shredded cheese.

  cooked sausage and cheese in skillet.

Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray then gently press the wonton wrappers into the muffin pan forming the cups. Make sure there’s enough opening for the filling, then spray the wonton cups with cooking spray. This helps make the cups crispy.

muffin tin filled with wonton wrappers forming cups for appeitzer

Divide the sausage mixture between the cups then top with the remaining ¼ cup of shredded cheese.wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage before baking

Bake 10 minutes or until the wonton wrappers are lightly browned then garnish with thinly sliced green onions.Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

Can I customize the spice level of this appetizer?

Yes. For a spicier appetizer use Pepper Jack cheese instead of sharp. For a milder flavor just leave out the cayenne.

Enjoy!

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sausage wonton cup ~ overhead photo lightly browned wonton cup filled with browned sausage topped with melted cheese

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

Sausage Wonton Cups

Crispy wonton cups filled with cheesy, spicy ground sausage. 
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CourseAppetizer
CuisineAmerican
Keywordwonton cup appetizers
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings6
Calories396kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese OR shredded pepper jack cheese divided
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • Optional garnish: green onions or parsley
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet combine the sausage, cumin and red pepper, cooking over medium heat until the sausage is browned and cooked through, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Fold in the cream cheese and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Gently press the wonton wrappers into the muffin pan forming the cups, then spray the cups with cooking spray.
  • Divide the sausage mixture between the cups and top with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until the wonton wrappers are lightly browned then garnish with thinly sliced green onions or chopped parsley. Serve hot. 
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Wonton Cups
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 751mg33%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 37.5g13%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 17.3g35%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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