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Muffin Tin Sausage Pasta Bites

Classic spaghetti pasta made in a muffin tin pan with Johnsonville sausage, cheese and parsley. The perfect bite sized appetizer to serve for Game Day.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Jessica (swankyrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley , finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno , finely diced
  • 2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage or Brats
  • 2 cans beer
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley , finely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium pot set on the stove top, boil Johnsonville Italian Sausage or brats with 2 cans of beer for 10 minutes.
  • In a large pot set on the stove top, cook spaghetti with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Cook according to package directions. Strain spaghetti and toss with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil or cooking spray to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Allow mixture to cool.
  • Once sausage is done, remove and place in a pan on the stove top over medium heat. Brown sausage on each side then move to cutting board. Chop sausage into 1 + 1/2 inch slices, twelve total slices; set aside.
  • Toss spaghetti with 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese crumbs, diced jalapenos and 1 + 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin pan well with cooking spray. Spoon noodle mixture into tins, filling it nearly to the top. Spoon 1 tablespoon pasta sauce onto each noodle cup. Slightly press sausage tips into each cup.
  • Spoon 1/2 tablespoon pasta sauce over the top of each sausage then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Cook in oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then remove by running a small spatula or knife along the edges.