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Cheese and Sausage Wonton Flowers

Cheese & Sausage Wonton Flowers
Yield:  About 3-4 dozen wonton flowers
Cook Time:  15-20 minutes
Tips:  This recipe is best made with Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing, Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing or bottled prepared ranch salad dressing.
Cheese & Sausage Wonton Flowers are not only pretty, they are very tasty! The wonton filling is made with browned, crumbled bulk sausage, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, diced red bell peppers and sliced ripe olives. This wonderful mixture is then combined
with your choice of Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing or Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing and baked in the oven for only 5 minutes. (Note: You can also use bottled prepared salad dressing, but homemade is much more flavorful and is recommended). The Chipotle Ranch salad dressing has a mildly festive spice that blends beautifully with the filling, and the Buttermilk Ranch salad dressing is more on the mild side but just as delicious. You can make both salad dressings to serve two varieties of these wonton flowers, or make them all with one salad dressing. This recipe is so easy to make, and a great recipe to let the kids help put together. With an appetizer that is this pretty and delicious, requires very little cooking time, is easy to prepare and produces such a large amount of servings, this recipe is a must-try!


  • 2 cups cooked crumbled bulk sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing or Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing (or prepared)
  • 1 2.25-oz. can sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 350° F.

Add cooked sausage to a large mixing bowl and blot dry with paper towels. Add cheeses, salad dressing, olives and red pepper. Mix gently to combine. Set aside.

Lightly grease a mini (or regular size if you don't have a mini-sized) muffin pan. One at a time, place wontons into each cup, gently pressing down and wrinkling sides to form flower shapes (don't worry if shapes are not all the same - the variety of shapes is part of the beauty of this appetizer!). Brush outer surfaces of wontons with oil and bake for 5 minutes or until beginning to brown on edges.

Remove wontons from muffin pan and place on greased cookie or baking sheet. Fill each wonton with sausage and cheese mixture and return to oven for another 5 minutes or until exposed edges are golden brown.

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