Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites are a delicious and savory appetizer or snack that combines the flavors of crispy hashbrowns and savory sausage. Here’s a simple recipe for you to prepare this tasty dish:
- 2 cups frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
- 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (any color)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lightly grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Prepare the mixture: In a large bowl, combine the thawed hashbrowns, cooked sausage, shredded cheese, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- Form the bites: Drizzle 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over the mixture and stir to incorporate. Use your hands to press and mold spoonfuls of the mixture into the cups of the mini muffin tin, forming small hashbrown nests.
- Bake the bites: Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the hashbrown bites are golden brown and crispy around the edges.
- Flip and finish baking: Carefully remove the muffin tin from the oven and use a fork or small spatula to gently flip the hashbrown bites over. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over the bites. Return the tin to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the bites are crispy and cooked through.
- Serve: Once the crispy hashbrown sausage bites are done baking, remove the tin from the oven and let them cool slightly before using a fork to carefully lift them out of the muffin cups. Serve the bites warm, either as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Enjoy: These crispy hashbrown sausage bites make a delicious appetizer or snack for any occasion. Enjoy the combination of flavors and textures!
Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other ingredients you enjoy, such as diced tomatoes, chopped herbs, or different types of cheese. Enjoy your homemade Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites!