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Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups

Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups make a quick and easy appetizer. Only 4 ingredients and 12 minutes in the oven!

Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups on a plate.

Easy Gameday Appetizer

These bite-sized treats are perfect for gameday or anytime you need a quick and easy appetizer. Just 3 ingredients in the filling: breakfast sausage, Ranch dressing and cheese.

How To Make Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups

First you’ll brown the breakfast sausage in a skillet, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain the grease off and mix it with about 1/2 a cup of bottled Ranch dressing and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. I like to use shredded Mexican cheese but you could use cheddar cheese or even Monterey Jack cheese.

The filling can be made a day in advance and then it just takes a few minutes to fill the phyllo cups and pop them in the oven.

Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups

I absolutely love using phyllo cups for easy appetizers. You can fill them with just about anything and I love their crunchy, flaky texture.

Freeze For Later

These Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups are easily frozen. Just save the plastic tray that the phyllo cups come in and place the filled phyllo cups back in the tray. Place the tray in a freezer bag and stick it in the freezer.

How To Make Spicy

If you want these bite-sized sausage cups to be spicy, use “HOT” breakfast sausage or add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the filling. Or you could even try using spicy ranch dressing.

Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups

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Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups make a quick and easy appetizer. Only 4 ingredients and 12 minutes in the oven!

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes


  • 8 ounces spicy breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican or Cheddar Jack cheese
  • 30 mini Phyllo cups


  • Cook and crumble the breakfast sausage. Let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together the sausage, Ranch dressing and cheese in a medium bowl. Fill the phyllo cups.
  • Place filled phyllo cups on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.


The filling can be made ahead. I would wait to fill the phyllo cups just before baking so they don’t get soggy.


Calories: 149kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: easy appetizer

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21 thoughts on “Sausage Ranch Phyllo Cups”

  1. Made these for a Bookclub holiday party and they were a hit! Several people ask for the recipe. Make them again for an upcoming meeting.

  2. Favorite recipe
    I add diced baby Bella mushrooms to recipe .
    Plus I make ahead & put them back in the phyllo cup pkg & freeze immediately for later use .
    Works well

  3. Linda Jackson

    These look so delicious but we don’t like ranch dressing. Is there anything else we might substitute?

  4. These where a hit. People beg to take some home. They only thing I added was a sprinkle of parmigiana cheese before they went in the oven.
    Thank you!

  5. The recipe says you can easily freeze and I love idea of putting them back into the little plastic tray the
    frozen cups came in.

    But, do I bake them first…cool and then freeze
    Mix recipe, fill cups and freeze and then thaw (overnight) and bake when I am ready for them

  6. I’ve had these twice for a small bday party and for Easter. HUGE HIT. Everyone wanted the recipe. I think people that like to entertain are always looking for a new appetizer. This one couldn’t be easier, I think I used cheddar the first time I made these. Grey recipe!

  7. We didn’t happen to have sausage on hand but I had chorizo, so used that and drained/blotted really well to get rid of the grease. Added a little extra cheese too trying to keep the spice a little lower. Great easy appetizer recipe! Thanks

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