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If you’ve never made Pizza Pinwheels then you’re truly missing out! This bitesize, crowd pleasing appetizer is totally irresistible, super easy to make and tastes just like pizza. Loads of pepperoni and mozzarella are wrapped up inside a tender, flaky crescent dough crust. These mini […]
Our Ham and Cheese Bites make the cutest lil appetizer ever! This tasty bitesize snack works great for Easter brunch and doubles as a wonderful appetizer for Easter dinner too. They’re also perfect for after school snacking. Little fingers won’t be able to resist this mini-sized fun to eat treat. This quick and easy recipe is a breeze to make and only 6 ingredients! Ham and Cheese Bites are loaded up with cheesy goodness and so rich and creamy. Believe me when I say these babies are highly addictive!! You might even want to just go ahead and double the batch right now! They’ll be gone before they’re even finished cooling.
Here’s all you’ll need: cheddar, deli ham, mayonnaise, bacon bits, dijon mustard and a tube of biscuits.
Start by dicing the ham into little bitesize pieces. If you’re looking to save time, you can even use a package of the pre diced ham. I mean we ARE using this bacon bits shortcut so you might as well just go all the way! Buy that diced ham baby!
In a large bowl, combine the ham, cheese, bacon, mayo, and dijon mustard. I know it seems simple, but these six ingredients combined are SO ridiculously good together!
Mix until well combined. You’ll find yourself making this recipe again and again. Need a Christmas appetizer? Ham and Cheese Bites. Game Day snack? Ham and Cheese Bites. Potluck Party Food? For real everyone’s gonna love them!!!
Next pop open that tube of biscuits. Try not to have a heart attack! Cut each biscuit in half. Press each biscuit half into a mini muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray. I found it easiest flatten and stretch the biscuit out with the palm of my hand a little bit first before pressing into the pan. I used a regular sized 7 oz tube of biscuits that come 10 per pack. If you’re using Pillsbury Grands or jumbo sized biscuits (typically 6 come in a tube) then you’re going to want to cut your biscuits into thirds instead.
Once you’ve got that all squared away, spoon about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each cup. Load em up real good!
Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. They’re done when the biscuits are golden brown and the cheese is melted. That’s mine right there! That little guy with all the little bacon pieces poking out. I call dibs!!! Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from the pan.
Serve warm! Make sure you grab one (or five!!) before they’re gone. Seriously I’ve seen people eat these by the handful.
Ham and Cheese Bites
- 2-1/2 ounces sliced deli ham, diced
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup real bacon bits
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tube (7 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
- Step 1 In a large bowl, combine the diced ham, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, bacon, mayo, and dijon mustard. Mix until well combined
- Step 2 Cut each biscuit in half. Press each biscuit half into a mini muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- Step 3 Spoon about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each muffin cup.
- Step 4 Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.
- Step 5 Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm! Enjoy!!
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Is it just me or does it feel like once December 1st hits on the calendar, time actually speeds up??? I swear I blink and suddenly it’s Christmas Eve! Maybe it’s the millions of things I have to do from now until then. Or maybe I just get wrapped up in all of that holiday excitement. Or maybe I just over commit myself. It’s probably that one! Who can relate??? So instead of stressing this year, I’m just working smarter and not harder! What if I told you that you can make your holiday appetizers right now and then just toss them in the oven when you need them? You would be all in right?!? I know I sure am! I’ve got a tray of babies in my freezer right now, prepped and ready to go! These Cheesy Sausage Balls are the perfect accompaniment to breakfast, brunch, dinner, or any holiday party. They only require a few ingredients, you can whip up a large batch super quick, AND they are Dee-licious!!! Even my picky eaters love them! Clear some freezer space and let’s get ready to show the holidays whose boss!!
Here’s all you’ll need: pork sausage, Bisquick baking mix, cheddar cheese, onion, celery, black pepper, and minced garlic (I definitely recommend “cheaters” garlic. Anything to make this even easier!)Alright! Are you ready??? Just like December, blink and you’ll miss the instructions. Here we go! Step number one, toss every single one of the ingredients into one big bowl. Yup! Everything!!!
Step Two, mix everything together with your hands. Squish it all up. The perfect bite will have a little bit of celery, a little bit of onion, and a little bit of cheese! That’s what we’re going for here.
Step Three, roll the mixture into 1 inch balls. If you’re really feeling ambitious you can use a cookie scoop to measure them out and keep them all uniform, but it’s totally not necessary. Just try to keep them all about the same size so they all cook evenly. Place in a 13 X 9 baking pan. It’s ok if they’re touching!
Can’t wait to eat ’em? Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Planning on saving them? Freeze in a baking pan. I love the disposal ones from the Dollar Store! Cover with aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to use, remove from the freezer and thaw for 15 minutes on countertop. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. I like to freeze in small batches so I can just use them as needed.
Neighbors drop in unexpectedly? Throw in some sausage balls! Last minute holiday party at work? Bring a tray of sausage balls! Need an appetizer for Christmas Eve? Sausage Balls to the rescue!!!
Cheesy Sausage Balls
- 2 16-oz packages Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage (original flavor)
- 1-1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Step 1 Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Step 2 Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch balls. Place in a 13 X 9 baking dish.
- Step 3 Can’t wait to eat ’em? Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Step 4 Planning on saving them? Freeze in a baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to use, remove from the freezer and thaw for 15 minutes on countertop. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
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