Easy bite-sized appetizer recipe with a sausage filling in fillo shells topped with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 ounces Odom’s Tennessee Pride® Hot Country Sausage
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce with Basil, Garlic and Oregano
2 pkgs (1.9 oz each) frozen mini fillo shells
1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Chopped parsley, optional
Total Time (MINUTES): 40
Prep Time (MINUTES): 25
(1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together ricotta cheese, water and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
(2) Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 5 minutes or until sausage is crumbled, stirring occasionally. Drain; stir in tomato sauce.
(3) Place fillo shells on large shallow baking pan. Divide meat mixture evenly between fillo shells; spoon ricotta mixture on top of meat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until hot and cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.