Hanky Pankies by Michael Symon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Home sick 2 weeks before Christmas and was watching Michael Symon make these on The Chew. I thought they sounded very good and very easy make!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage (reserve 2 tablespoons Fat From Pan)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese (Grated)
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 10 slices baguette (grilled)


  1. In a large skillet, saute the sausage until cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Be sure to break up any large chunks. When cooked drain and set aside reserving 2 tablespoons of the fat.
  2. Whisk the flour into the reserved fat followed by the milk. Add the grated parmesan, parsley, cooked sausage, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  3. Grill the slices of baguette, transfer to a sheet tray and spoon the sausage mixture on top. Place in the oven on broil until golden and bubbling, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley.
Most Helpful

I will try this recipe but the one we have been making for decades is closer to the first reviewer's recipe. I am not sure what they will taste like without the cheese. We use 1 pound pork sausage, 1 pound ground beef browned and drained and then add about 3/4 of a pound of Velveeta cheese. Heat through and mix until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are combined. Spread on slices of cocktail rye and either bake at 350 or place under the broiler until toasted. SO good!!

pjm15763 July 11, 2015

We have made a recipe with the same title for years. 1 pound pork sausage, 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained, mix with a can of cheddar cheese soup, add some red pepper flakes if you like, spread on cocktail rye and bake at 350, til toasted. You can add other spices to add more flavor but my kids love these.

bella4904_13125454 December 13, 2011