Spicy Italian Sausage Muffins
- Ready In:
- 7 -8 ounces sweet Italian sausage (about 2)
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 egg
- 14 ounces pizza sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Remove sausages from casings, break into small pieces and fry in a skillet until cooked and browned. Drain sausage on paper towels, but save grease in skillet.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or use paper liners.
- Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, salt, pepper and oregano in a large bowl. Break egg into another bowl and beat. Add pizza sauce and mix well. Add 3 T. fat, start with the remaining fat in the skillet and make up the difference with olive oil. Add sausage and mix well. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Scoop the very thick batter into muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until firm on top. Cool 30 minutes before serving.
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Well only 6 reviews here and I’d like to be as nice as they are but I have to say just a couple of things as a cook. 2 cups of flour? 1 Tablespoon of Baking powder? Both are excessive for a kind of sausage popover recipe. I made the dish exactly to specifications. I felt they were heavy and even after 30 minutes were not fully cooked. The dough is very dense not as light as I’d assume with all that baking powder. Plus they really don’t rise. They stay the height you put them in the cupcake pans. Please advise anyone. Tell me about how the dough part turned out for you. The taste is good. I’ll keep the ones I made but make a sausage gravy to go over these. Would love some input as I’m extremely educated in the art of cooking and wanted this to be a slam bang awesome dish.
Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 - Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! I used Merguez sausage for these muffins & I think it worked really well. I made the full batch (16) & they disappeared extremely quick lol. The whole family really enjoyed these & the last few were finished for breakfast! Thanks Michelle for a yummy recipe :)
I used chorizo in place of the sweet Italian sausage. I also added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. As stated, the batter is very thick which made it easy to put into the muffin tins. I sprinkled some additional parmesan cheese on top of the muffins before putting them in the oven. The aroma coming from the muffins as they were cooking was wonderful. It almost smelled like I had a pizza baking in the oven. The muffins were delicious. I really liked the spiciness. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Made for PAC Spring, 2008.
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