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Jimmy Dean® Signature Sausage Bites

An easy-to-prepare seasonal appetizer combines seasoned sausage, cranberries and fontina cheese into one ooey gooey baked bite, served with a tangy dipping sauce that’s perfect for any party platter.

Serves 10
Ready in 37 mins
Prep time 25 mins
Cooking time 12 mins
332 calories per serving


> 1 (16 oz) Jimmy Dean Regular Sausage Roll
> 1/3 cup dried cranberries, minced
> 1 cup fontina cheese, 1/2-inch cubed
> 1 cup mayonnaise
> 1 tbsp rosemary, minced
> 1 tsp lemon zest
> 1 tsp lemon juice
> 1/4 tsp kosher salt


Preheat oven to 400F.
To prepare sausage balls, in a medium bowl combine one sausage roll with the dried cranberries. Fold ingredients together until cranberries are evenly distributed throughout sausage. Set this mixture aside.
Cut fontina cheese into half-inch cubes.
To form the sausage balls: Take 1 tablespoon of the sausage mixture and form it into a ball around 1 cube of cheese, sealing the cheese in the center of the sausage. Arrange the sausage balls on a parchment lined sheet pan.
Place in a 400F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese first begins to run out of the sausage balls.
Hold hot until ready to serve.
To prepare sauce, fold all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Arrange Jimmy Dean Signature Sausage Balls on a serving platter and serve with a side of rosemary citrus aioli. For a quick alternative dipping sauce, you can serve these sausage balls with any garlic or herb flavored mayonnaise you might find in the condiment aisle at the grocery store.


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