Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sausage and Cheese Muffins

A savory sausage and cheese breakfast muffin perfect for a weekend or holiday brunch.

Sausage and Cheese Muffins

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Everyone loves those famous sausage balls that make the rounds at holiday parties, right? I know
I do. If they are a favorite of yours too, then you will want to try these muffins. A crispy cheesy bite on the outside and a soft inside filled with sausage and melty cheese.

Leftovers can be refrigerated and popped into the microwave for a few seconds and they are just as good as fresh from the oven. I made these two weekends in a row because we loved them so much.

If you like spicy, and we do at my house, add some crushed red pepper flakes or a little cayenne pepper for an extra zing.

These are my new favorite savory breakfast muffin. Do you have a favorite breakfast muffin? Is it sweet or savory?

Sausage and Cheese Muffins

Makes 12 muffins.

1/2 Pound Sausage – Cooked, Drained, Crumbled and Cooled
3 Cups Cheddar  Cheese – Grated*
1 and 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Milk
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter – Allow to cool slightly
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a twelve cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.

Combine flour, sugar and paprika. In a separate bowl, add egg and milk and whisk together.  Add flour mixture, cheese and sausage to wet ingredients mixing to combine. Pour in melted butter and mix until incorporated.  Fill each muffin pan cup just to the rim, there is not a lot of rise on these so filling to the rim is ok. Bake at 350 degrees for 27 to 29 minutes.

Let cool completely before removing from pan. They are easier to remove once the cheese has started to crisp up on the outside.

*You can use a mix of cheddar and mozzarella, which I did here. I used 2 cups of cheddar and 1 cup of mozzarella. They are delicious either way!

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14 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try a recipe for sausage muffins! Thanks for posting this! Please come join the link up party at somuchathome.blogspot.com. I would love for you to share as many of your great posts as you'd like. I host a new link up party each Wednesday, but the link ups last a whole week, so you can link up at any time. God bless.

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    1. Thanks Chris, I hope you try these. So glad you stopped by! I would love to link up on Wednesday, looking forward to it!

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  2. Cheese and sausage what a wonderful combination. The muffins look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Heidi, this was my take on sausage balls in a muffin form. Thanks for stopping by, hope you visit again soon!

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  3. Sounds wonderful, Christy! My kids would love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, we loved them! Always glad to link up at Foodie Fridays!

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  4. Hello cute lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn't be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank so much for pinning! Lou Lou Girls is a great place to party!

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  5. These sound sooooo good! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday (tonight) at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with an invite Kyla. Would love to link up at Found & Foraged!

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  6. A sausage and cheese muffin. Sounds pretty awesome! I am keen to try this recipe out that's for sure. I reckon I might even be able to get my 3 year old to try them!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  7. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

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  8. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  9. Sausage and Cheese Muffins look delicious! Thank you for being party of 2014 #PureBlogLove Link parties! We hope to see you this week as we end the year with a bang!!!! Join us Thursday-Monday and let's see what awesome show stoppers you made in 2014!!!!
    Besos
    Heidy

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