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Cheddar Phyllo Lit’l Smokies

Total Time: 25 MIN Makes: 40 appetizers
Prep Time: 10 MIN Cook Time: 15 MIN

Take your pigs in a blanket to the next level with this easy appetizer featuring flaky phyllo and cheddar cheese.

  • 10 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9” x 14”), thawed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 package (14 ounce) Hillshire Farms® Lit’l Smokie® Links


Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Unroll and cover the sheets with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent drying out.

Place one sheet of phyllo on cutting board and lightly coat with cooking spray. Layer and repeat with 4 more sheets. Cut layered phyllo into 6 equal sections widthwise and 4 equal sections lengthwise to create 24 squares (approx. 2 inch squares).  Place 1 teaspoon of cheese in the center of each square. Place sausage diagonally on the corner of the phyllo square. Wrap phyllo over sausage and roll to opposite corner. Place seam side down on a baking tray. Lightly spray the outside. Reroll unused sheets and follow storing instructions on package.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until phyllo is golden brown. Serve.


Serving size: 1 appetizer (14g), Amount per serving: Calories 45, Total Fat – 3.5g, Saturated fat – 1g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 10mg, Sodium – 115 mg, Dietary Fiber – 0g, Total Carbohydrate – 2g, Total Sugars – 0g, Protein –2g, Vitamin D – 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 0%, Potassium 0%