Sausage, Brie and Pepper Bites

 Sausage Cheese and Pepper Bites
Hey peeps, look at these cute little bites! Have you been on the hunt for a perfect summer appetizer that takes only minutes to put together? Look no further.

I was having a bunch of friends over the other night and needed something quick and tasty to serve as a pre-dinner snack. It’s really easy for me to get carried away with making too many or too heavy of an appetizer load when it comes to entertaining. As a result no one really eats the dinner I’ve spent so much time cooking…it’s disappointing. 

These little bites have all the comfort of a warm, crisp and gooey snack topped with a fresh taste of bell pepper and chives. By using three different colored peppers they look super festive on a platter. And people love one-bite apps when they are at a gathering. Less mess is best.

Sausage Brie and Pepper Bites ingredients
One of the secrets to these bites are the flavorful, Johnsonville Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausages. Already fully cooked and chock full of bold, cheesy-spicy ingredients, they really add a nice taste to a small appetizer.

Sausage Brie and Pepper Bites ingredient
Look at the jalapeno and cheese in every slice of sausage, lots of big flavor in every bite.

Sausage Brie and Pepper Bites putting it together
To start, I added a small hunk of Brie into each mino filo shell and then I topped each one with a slice of sausage. On top of the sausage I added more thin sliced Brie in a crisscross pattern. The idea was for the Brie to melt over and under the sausage for a nice gooey bite.

Since the sausage is already fully cooked, you are essentially just putting it in the oven to slightly brown the shells, warm the sausage and melt the cheese. It only takes about 7-8 minutes.

Sausage Cheese and Pepper Bites perfect appetizer for a party
I sprinkled the peppers and chives over the bites after they were cooked. This made for a fresh, crunchy taste in every bite. These were a big hit at my house, even the kids loved them.

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Sausage, Brie and Pepper Bites

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: Makes 30 Bites


  • 2 (1.9 oz) boxes mini filo shells, 15 shells in each box, thawed
  • 1 (8 oz) wheel of Brie cheese
  • 2 Johnsonville Jalapeno & Cheese Smoked Sausage links, sliced into 30 pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, any colors you choose
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place a small hunk of Brie at the bottom of each filo shell (make this hunk a little thicker than the ones you make to go on top. Use 1/2 of the wheel of Brie for this part.) Place one slice of sausage on top of the cheese. Use the rest of the Brie to place on top of the sausage in thin sliced pieces, making a crisscross pattern. The Brie will melt down over and under the sausage.
  • Place filled shells on a baking sheet and place in the oven until sheets are slightly browned and cheese is bubbling, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with bell pepper and chives. Serve immediately.

Sausage Brie and Pepper Bites yummy bites for a party
These can be made up to a day ahead and placed in the fridge until ready to bake.

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9 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Ashley 1

    I love cute one-bite appetizers like this! These sound delicious with the sausage and brie!

  2. Oh wow, these sound incredible and for only 5 ingredients? I am so in! I love that melty brie cheese!

  3. Your appetizer bites look scrumptious, Cathy! You can never have enough tasty party snack ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Karly 4

    Oh, these are brilliant! I love that you used the precooked Johnsonville sausages! Genius.

  5. Kezz18 5

    As we can’t get those yummy sounding Johnsonville sausages here I substituted cheese kranskys & these were sensational

  6. Oooh, Stacy, these look amazing! That sausage is my and my husband’s favorite but I never thought to incorporate it into a delicious little appetizer. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe and inspiring me for my next get-together!

  7. Haha, sorry I meant “Cathy” of course! :p Where is my head today?

  8. These look so stinkin’ cute! And I’ve never tried that sausage before but I totally need to. Jalapeno and Cheese? Right up my alley.

  9. What a fun appetizer! Pinning


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