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Italian Sausage Filled Phyllo Cups

4 sheetsphyllo dough
3 tablespoonsunsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoonsolive oil
1/2 largeonion, minced
1 redbell pepper, finely chopped
4 clovesgarlic, minced
1 poundItalian sausage, crumbled
1 teaspoondried oregano
1 teaspoondried basil
1/4 cuppine nuts, toasted
1/2 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 cupParmesan-Reggiano cheese, finely grated, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
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Italian Sausage Filled Phyllo Cups - Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F. Generously grease the cups of 2, 24-cup mini muffin pans with
butter. .

Stack the 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing butter between each layer and across the
top surface. Trim the large sheets into a 12x16 inch rectangle. Cut large rectangles
into 48, 2x2 inch squares. Cover squares with plastic wrap then with a damp towel to
keep them pliable. .

Take each phyllo dough square and push into the greased muffin cups, pushing along the
sides and bottom to mold the cups. Note: Minor tearing may occur and is normal. If a
hole appears in the cup while molding, brush with butter and use a piece of the scrap
to cover it. .

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Bake in preheated oven 5 to 8 minutes until crisp and light golden-brown. Cool
completely on wire crack in muffin pan before removing in order to maintain shape. .

In a large, heavy-bottom skillet or sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Once hot, add onions, bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions have
softened some, 3 to4 minutes. Add sausage, oregano, and basil to skillet. Brown the
sausage, breaking up into small crumbles, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Add the pine
nuts, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir to combine. .

Preheat oven to low broil. Divide the filling between all of the phyllo cups, a
heaping teaspoon apiece. Top with remaining parmesan cheese. Place under broiler and
watch closely. Allow cheese to melt but keep a close eye on the phyllo cups to prevent
burning. .

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Note: To reheat, sprits lightly with water. Place in a preheated 300 F oven for 5
minutes until warm.

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