Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Christmas Eve is a typical hustle and bustle of donning fancy clothes, packing gifts in separate boxes for separate houses and grabbing trays of cookies and side dishes on our way out the door.
It’s a crazy blur of excitement. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

That’s why I made these Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites two days ago. I knew I could just pop them back in the oven for 10 minutes and bring them to the next Christmas party.
And they were so simple to make. This lower fat version of the classic Bisquick Sausage Cheese Balls is bursting with mexican spices and flavor. And almost zero greasiness. Your party guests will love these!

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

My finicky shark especially loved them! He even added ketchup for a kid friendly addition. I mean, it is sausage after all. 😉  And these are guilt free and full of lean protein.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites
Ingredients:
3 cups flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 lb turkey breakfast sausage
3 Tb butter, melted

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the flour and seasonings.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add in the cheese and mix well.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Crumble in the sausage and combine well, with a mixer or with clean hands.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Mix in the melted until combined.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Form the meat mixture into 1 inch balls with clean hands.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden and puffed.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cool slightly before serving. Can be frozen up to two months and reheated.

Makes 64 bites, two per serving.

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

*Recipe derived from Amy’s post at She Wears Many Hats

Do you eat your sausage with ketchup?

Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 32

Per Serving 156 calories

Fat 10 g

Carbs 10 g

Protein 6 g

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Fiesta Turkey Jack Sausage Bites

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 4 (2 points each)

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb turkey breakfast sausage
  • 3 Tb butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the flour and seasonings. Add in the cheese and mix well. Crumble in the sausage and combine well, with a mixer or with clean hands. Mix in the melted until combined.
  3. Form the meat mixture into 1 inch balls with clean hands. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden and puffed.
  4. Cool slightly before serving. Can be frozen up to two months and reheated. Makes 64 bites, two per serving.