Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Little Smokies, Big Yum!

These little tasties are perfect for snacking, football feasts, or the perfect side to a bowl of soup for dinner. Beware, many times they don't make it to the table. If you are making for a group of people (larger than 4) see recipe adjustments at the bottom.

Little Smokies in A Blanket

You will need:
  • 1 package of little smokies (since we [I] don't eat pork we [I] always use the all beef variety)
  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits (search for trans fat free)
  • 1 small block pepper-jack cheese
Line a cookie sheet with foil - trust me - they are going to be ooey gooey yum, just not fun to clean up after.

Open your can of biscuits and cut each one in half. (So a can of 10 biscuits makes 20 rolls)

Slice pepper-jack cheese into thin slices- about as thin as a slice of wrapped cheese and cut it in half length wise so that you get 2 square (ish) shapes from each rectangle slice.

Place one square of cheese and one smokie on each biscuit half.

Squeeze the biscuit dough around the cheese and smokie so that it wraps around them and press the seam together well. Place on foil lined cookie sheet seam side down.

Bake 8-10 minutes on 450 degrees.

If you need to keep these warm (like they have a chance of surviving long enough to cool off) put them in a crock pot on low.

If you are making for a larger crowd - read your label on little smokies pack to see how many links are in the pack. Buy enough biscuit cans to equal 1/2 of that number. One 8 oz block is still plenty of cheese.

I use to think these were evil-full of calories. But the biscuits are 3 for 110. The cheese is about 50 calories due to the small amount. The smokies vary, but servings are around 6-8 for 150 (ish) calories. So you can have 6 of these little lovelies for around 310 calories - not bad! (Assuming you can stop at just 6!)


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That's the trick...just stop at 6...we can do it! Thanks for the recipe!

Janet said...

Sounds really yummy!