These tasty Black Olives Sausage Cups are the perfect appetizers for Game Day or any social gathering. Very quick and easy to prepare.
Are you excited about Game Day? I know many of the guys are. The ladies maybe not so much except for the party bit. Everyone loves a great party with delicious food, and good company. For such occasions, appetizers, finger food, dips, and cocktails are definitely the way to go. This is where LINDSAY OLIVES comes in because olives are often used in the preparation of party foods.
I personally love olives and always have a couple of cans or jars in my pantry. Olives taste great in pizzas, stews, and even in a quiche. I also like to put a few into my salads for that slightly briny flavor.
Of the different types of olives available out there, black olives are my favorite. Lindsay’s black olives are plump and meaty, just the way I like them. They are also deliciously mild and mellow straight out of the can.
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Black Olives Sausage Cups
Today’s recipe is a relatively quick and easy one to prepare. I made a filling using black olives, bulk sausage, onion, and cilantro filled into flaky mini fillo shells. A little sour cream and melted mozzarella provide moisture and help hold the filling together.
The black olives may be replaced with green or manzanilla olives if preferred. They can also be coarsely chopped instead of sliced.
Black Olives Sausage Cups
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion (finely diced)
- ½ pound bulk sausage (225g)
- ½ cup Lindsay black olives (sliced) (65g)
- ¼ cup cilantro + extra for garnishing (chopped) (5g)
- 30 mini fillo shells
- ½ cup light sour cream (4 oz/113g)
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella (2 oz/56g)
- Heat vegetable oil in a medium fry pan. Saute onion for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add sausage. Break it up with your spatula and continue to fry for 4 to 5 minutes until it is fully cooked. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add sliced black olives and chopped cilantro. Mix well with the cooked onion and sausage.
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
- Place mini fillo shells on baking tray. You may need to use two baking trays.
- Place about ¾ teaspoon sour cream at the base of the fillo shells. Then add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sausage filling. Finally, top with shredded mozzarella.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.
The guys really enjoyed these little morsels and all 15 cups were gone in no time at all. The recipe above makes 30 mini cups to serve 15. I hope you’ll give it a try.
To make your own Black Olives Sausage Cups
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎