Cheesy Potato Sausage Cups {Appetizer & Sides Recipe}

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups recipe

I’ve tried to brainstorm what I’ll be bringing with me to Thanksgiving dinner for about a week now. And I have a few ideas for what I want to make. But I’m not 100% sure.

So I’ve put a few of the recipes to the test before the big day and will be blogging about the ones that turn out tasty!

These cheesy potato sausage cups are jam packed with flavor in every bite. And I love how easy they were to throw together.

Like my kitchen sink egg cups, these potato sausage cups are made up of things I found in my fridge and freezer. And they only took about 30 minutes to make.

The best part is they taste amazingly good the second time around. So I could make them the morning of, bring them over to my brother-in-law’s house and simply re-heat them before dinner! They’d make the perfect side or appetizer dish.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

Cheesy Potato Sausage Cups


  • 3 potatoes, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 2 links chicken sausage, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups ingredients

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Shred the potatoes and the cheese, place in a bowl.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

2. Dice the leeks up and put in bowl with potatoes and cheese.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

3. Dice sausage up into small pieces.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir until combined.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

5. Spoon a good amount of the mixture into a prepared muffin tin pan.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

6. Drizzle each cup with olive oil.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

7. Put the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

8. Once the cups are cooked, take them out and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate to reheat later.

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

Makes 12 servings (or 6 if served as a side)

How tasty do these look? They were definitely a runner up for the sides I want to bring but didn’t quite make the cut. I’ll have more recipes to share, including those that did make the cut, as we make our way to Thanksgiving!

Cheesy Sausage and Potato Cups

What are your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes?

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  1. Seriously yummy! My family will love these! Thanks for the step by stop pics – love that.

  2. This looks amazing! I too love the step-by-step pictures. It looks so gourmet.

  3. love that you used sundried tomato sausage, love new app recipes this time of year.

  4. I’ve had to pin this one, Im sure my kids would love it, thanks for the great recipe x

  5. These look absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are so adorable, and sound yummy. Do you think they’d work in Mini muffin pans? It’d make such a cute holiday party appetizer!

  7. They look delicious and I am all about making mini muffin cups! We love to try new combinations like this to add to the ones we currently make!


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