Over the weekend we were looking for an easy appetizer to make with what we had in the kitchen. We decided to make Sausage Puffs. We had a package of puff pastry in the freezer and we had the rest of the ingredients in the kitchen. We were able to put this together quickly once our puff pastry was thawed.
1 Package Puff Pastry(thawed)
2 oz Fresh Spinach
1/2 Lb. Mild Italian Sausage(browned and drained)
2 oz Crumbled Feta Cheese
2 oz Cream Cheese
1 Tbs. Minced Garlic
1 oz Shredded Parmesan
First, pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Next, unroll the puff pastry(you should have 2 sheets) and cut it into 6 rectangles(each about the shape of a deck of cards). Then spray a muffin tin(one that holds 12) with non-stick cooking spray. Place your puff pastry rectangles in the muffin tin(you should have 12 pieces of puff pastry)and press them to the bottom of the tin so they can hold the filling. Next, place a few pieces of spinach in the bottom of each puff pastry. Next, layer in a little sausage, a few crumbles of feta, a dab of cream cheese, and a few pieces of garlic. Now, pinch the tops of the puff pastry closed by bringing each corner to the middle and pinching the seams together. Finally, sprinkle the tops with the Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until the tops brown slightly.
This recipe make 12, but they are very filling because they end up being pretty good size. My kids liked to help with these and I let them each fill their own. When the timer went off, they were both anxiously awaiting their own creations!