Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Bites

My baking lately has been focused on sweets and seriously lacking in the savory department. To remedy this, I found a simple savory breakfast idea from Try It You Might Like It: sausage cheddar biscuits. The original recipe suggested using Trader Joe’s buttermilk biscuits, which I thought was interesting. I was under the impression that all refrigerated tube biscuits tasted the same. However, the Trader Joe’s biscuit dough had a different texture than I was expecting, so maybe that’s why they were recommended.

Anyway, I made mini biscuit “bites” by taking one large biscuit, cutting it into thirds, and flattening the thirds into the wells of a mini muffin pan. These breakfast bites tasted really delicious! The Trader Joe’s buttermilk biscuit was rather tasty and held up well against the savory sausage and gooey cheddar cheese topping. And since these bites were miniature, they weren’t as messy as the large biscuit would’ve been. Now I’m wondering how this recipe would taste with ham and Swiss cheese…

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50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeannie
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:09:51

    These little morsels look delicious! Would love to to try this only I would have to make my own dough.

  2. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:12:00

    Oh wow! I could definitely go for something like this now/. How I miss TJs!

  3. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:12:50

    Oh wow! I could definitely go for something like this now. How I miss TJs!

  4. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:15:20

    I have made these about 50 times at my house because they are such a favorite. Glad you found them on Janna’s site. Did you notice I had like four comments on that one post? These really are so easy and yummy. Yours look fantastic!

  5. Tasty Mayhem
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:42:47

    I vote for ham and swiss for morning drive time folks this week. Curious to hear their opinions, but I’m sure these turned out great: your skills plus smoked pork products and cheese – hard to go wrong. :-)

  6. Three-Cookies
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:12:49

    Looks delicious for sure, esp with that melted cheese

  7. Melanie
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:24:38

    Looks like a very yummy and filling breakfast!

  8. Holly
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:31:18

    Now this is my kind of breakfast!!!! YUM!

  9. kitchen flavours
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:44:59

    Oh my, this looks delicious! I would love to have this for breakfast, would be swell with a cup of hot black coffee!

  10. Sutapa
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:46:09

    Yummy……. cute mini treat!

  11. Elaine
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:59:54

    I started eating biscuits, particularly ham or sausage biscuits, when we lived in the South and they are still my favorite breakfast food. I would love some of these right now since I haven’t had breakfast yet. I will pick up some buttermilk biscuits the next time I go to Trader Joe’s and try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  12. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 10:07:45

    These look like the sausage balls that are so popular down here. Yum!

  13. Kathy
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 10:09:50

    Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places to shop. I have never tried their refrigerated biscuits but I will now. These look like such a nice breakfast treat.

  14. Alice
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 10:25:51

    I wonder if the texture would change a whole lot if you make your own biscuit batter? … I never knew that Trader Joe’s had a tube biscuits!! :) I bet some chives would taste good!

  15. Parsley Sage
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:34:41

    OH YES PLEASE! I loooooove savory breakfast biscuits. Toss in some cheese and meat and then make them mini…it’s like an early Christmas :)

  16. Kelly
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 12:28:27

    Oh, now these look like little bites from heaven. Positively sinful (wait a minute, that may be a contradiction in terms :)). Love the combo of cheese and sausage – especially spicy sausage!!

  17. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 13:18:22

    I’m definitely making these next weekend. I adore biscuits. :)

  18. saffronandhoney
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:00:46

    I am always conflicted – do I want savory or sweet breakfast/brunch? Savory usually wins and this is why!

  19. rebecca
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:09:14

    fun would be great for brunch

  20. ceciliag
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:12:57

    They do look tasty, i love cheese and sausage being a savory girl myself! c

  21. Tasha
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:39:28

    Very delicious, I enjoyed having something new for breakfast.

  22. thebigfatnoodle
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:39:36

    That looks so yummy!

  23. cooking varieties
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 17:30:53

    hi yummy chunklet, this sounds very tasty and flavorful. good idea to use those biscuits. Would like to try it out. Bookmarked with thanks

  24. Simply Life
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 18:19:26

    mmm…what a tasty breakfast!

  25. Betty
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 22:23:36

    Awww…No Trader Joe’s near me. These little bites look really good though- I’d love these for breakfast or a snack! :)

  26. Life is Full
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:09:49

    These look so delicious!! Ham and swiss cheese would be perfect too I’m sure!

  27. Krissy
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:38:16

    Oh my…these would be great for breakfast. I was just thinking about doing something special this weekend…a granddaughter’s birthday…she would love these. She wants me to cook with her all day.

  28. peachkins
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 00:41:21

    lovin’ these easy breakfast eats!

  29. Quay Po
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 05:36:51

    Anything so eat to do is right up my alley! I think I will have this at tea time!

  30. Cakelaw
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 05:49:56

    These look very tasty!

  31. Liz
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 05:56:34

    Mmmmm…these look incredible!!! Simple to make, yet full of deliciousness….perfect for a brunch, too~

  32. kitchenbelleicious
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 08:34:32

    these look delicious. We make something similar for the holidays but I love your version more- seriously I do. I might have to mix things up a bit this holiday and make your recipe instead

  33. Miriam Barton
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:21:42

    I could make this with faux sausage. Looks great, thanks! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  34. Ronda
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:53:41

    That sounds tasty.

  35. Caroline
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 15:38:12

    These biscuits sound awesome! I, for one, don’t mind your baking being focused on sweets. I have a serious sweet tooth. :)

  36. Andi Winslow
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:19:32

    I like the looks of these, how about making one’s own biscuits, but then again why not cheat once in awhile. I am going to save this page and try and I made my first visit to Trader Joes just recently, interesting store way different then I had imagined. thanks, andi

  37. newlywed
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:57:46

    I always forget about baking savory things…and then I end up with way too many sweets. These look great. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Juliana
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 19:12:16

    Oh! These little bites are perfect for breakfast!
    Hope you have a great week ahead and thanks for such a yummie recipe :-)

  39. Tanvi
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 19:20:16

    Looks soo yummy..these mini treats looks so cute with that yellow hue from cheese !

  40. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 22:30:07

    Yum! I love almost anything with sausage and these look so good. Wish I had a Trader Joe’s closer.

  41. Peggy
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 05:28:01

    I can’t wait until the Louisville Trader Joe’s opens THIS Friday! Might have to try this snack =)

  42. mary
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 06:17:03

    This is going to be a HUGE hit in my house – the new favorite – I can tell!
    Mary x

  43. Peggy
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 07:24:50

    Yum. I will have to try those. They look similar to the cheddar sausage mini-muffins I make this time of year. Sort of like sausage balls in mini-muffin pans. My mouth is watering to taste one of yours!!

  44. Louise
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 07:46:34

    Simple and yummy! I’m saving this. We’re getting a Trader Joe’s any day now! Now, I too am wondering how this would taste with ham and cheese?

  45. Lisa @smartfoodandfit
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:16:27

    perfect for breakfast on the go. I bet they make a great freeze ahead meal!

  46. spicegirlfla
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 13:23:35

    Yumm… these are all in one breakfast treats..to go!! I love this idea and they look fantastic!

  47. Alison
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 21:32:51

    These look great and I am vegetarian!!

  48. Stefanie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 13:27:29

    I love little breakfast bites! And biscuits paired with cheese and sausage? Yum!!

  49. purabinaha
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 22:27:57

    These look amazing little bites of gastronomical pleasure! Loved the combination!!

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  50. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 22:41:08

    i would love these for breakfast, hubby even more!!

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