Vegan Cheesy Sausage Kale Bites

It’s day two of Week of Appetizers! Yesterday I shared my recipe for Spinach & Artichoke Wontons and today I’m bringing you these delectable little savory bites of goodness. Smokey cashew cheese sauce and nutritious kale blend with vegan sausage to make an incredibly tasty appetizer.

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There’s nothing I love more than finger foods, whenever I see “passed hors d’oeuvres” on a party invite I get all giddy. It’s fun to try a bunch of different items and because they’re so small you get to sample a lot more. That’s part of what inspired this little week long series of appetizers. I can’t get enough of ’em!

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The seeds of this particular recipe were planted when I opened up my cupboard and realized I’ve had this package of Mom’s Vegan Kitchen Biscuit mix staring at me for months and I needed to do something with it. I’m a huge fan of biscuits but didn’t want to make just biscuits, I wanted to do something special with it. I went through many ideas in my head but nothing sounded interesting enough. I contemplated enclosing some sort of filling into a biscuit ball but my ever knowledgable mother told me that logistically that probably wouldn’t work, but that little cups could work.

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Another product I love is Gimme Lean vegan sausage. I use it in my stuffing recipe and love cooking it up in patty form for brunch. I figured since biscuit and sausage kind of naturally go together that the next element of these apps needed to be sausage.

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To take them away from the breakfast feel I added some homemade smokey cashew cheese (I used this recipe but left out the cayenne and added 1/2 TSP liquid smoke) and sautéed kale. The flavor combination was insane and all of it baked up in little biscuit cups made for quite a tasty morsel.

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This is another great recipe to take to holiday soirees and potlucks or to serve up before an intimate dinner gathering. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what the next appetizer will be!

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