Most every Monday, I go to work with something I’d cooked over the weekend. Usually something in the form of dessert (the main boss, Jerry, has a huge sweet tooth). I’ve been known to carry cakes, cookies, my Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars on a few occasions, but lately I’ve been experimenting with muffins. I got a new little mini-muffin pan and I’ve been having a blast with it. The mini Pecan Pie Muffins are the bomb!! Chris, my oldest, was absolutely crazy about these. He happened to be here when I pulled a batch out of the oven once and 24 mini muffins turned into 12 with a quickness. The Lemon Raspberry Muffins were tasty too. I love fresh raspberries!
Most every Monday, when I bring in said dessert, Jerry oohs and aahs and asks me what all is in them (he’s curious like that), while DeWitte always asks if they contain sausage. Every time. It cracks me up that man’s love of the pig. Ham, sausage, bacon – his favorite foods ever! So when I came across this recipe for Sausage and Cheese Muffins over at Mama, What’s For Dinner?, I HAD to make them. . . just for DeWitte. In the morning rhetoric, I’d be able to say, “Yes, they have sausage in them!” It just tickled me to no end. I know. It doesn’t take much, huh? Here’s what I used:
SAUSAGE AND CHEESE MUFFINS
1 lb. ground pork sausage
3 cups all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cheddar cheese soup
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook sausage in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and cool.
Combine sausage, baking mix and shredded cheese in a large bowl; make a well in the center of mixture.
Whisk together soup and water and add to sausage mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into lightly greased muffin tins, filling to the top of the cups.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.**
**For mini muffins, bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
The verdict was great. DeWitte got his sausage in his muffins and Jerry even liked them despite their obvious lack of sugar.
This recipe is just about the same as the classic, back in the day, Sausage Cheese Ball appetizers. I made those for years. But instead of rolling the dough into balls, you just put them in little muffin tins.