Whether feeding a crowd or enjoying a snack for yourself, this Sausage Baked Brie is a great option. Made with pork sausage, brown sugar, and walnuts, this appetizer or snack is overflowing with flavor!
A delicious and easy sausage brie cheese recipe
Want to transform a block of brie into something that will have guests thinking about your gathering months later? Go with this sausage baked brie. Not only is it decadent, creamy, and delicious, it’s also easy to make!
We’ll be cooking up some sausage before creating a brown sugar and walnut sauce and adding everything to the cheese. Then we’ll bake it, which creates the most perfect dipping texture! I can’t wait for you to try it.
Ingredients in sausage baked brie
Ready to gather all of the ingredients? Below is a list of everything you’ll need, from the butter and sausage to the brie and crostini.
- Butter: First up is 1 tbsp of butter. We’ll use this to brown the sausage on the stove.
- Pork sausage: As for the sausage, you will need 1 lb of pork sausage, or your preferred sausage type.
- Brown sugar: Next up is 3 tbsp of brown sugar. This will be used to create a delicious sauce that adds so much flavor to this brie appetizer.
- Walnuts: 1/3 cup of walnuts will add both flavor and texture.
- Rosemary: Use 2 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary to add a touch of herby flavor.
- Brie: Finally, we have the main ingredient in this recipe: the wheel brie cheese! Use 1 lb.
- Crostini: Round out this recipe with some crostini for dipping!
You can also optionally add a sprinkle of salt or pepper on top, but it’s not typically needed here. For a dash of extra flavor, drizzle on a line of honey or maple syrup or sprinkle on some poppy seeds.
Kitchen tools used to make this brie appetizer
To create this recipe, you will need a handful of kitchen tools including a sauté pan, spatula, stirring utensil, and small baking dish. For measuring ingredients, you will need 1 tbsp and 1/3 cup sized measuring cups.
How to make this baked brie recipe
This recipe comes together in only a little bit over 30 minutes. In around half an hour you have a delicious appetizer or snack that everyone will love!
First, heat the oven to 400°F.
Set a sauté pan or skillet over medium heat and add butter. Then, add the thawed sausage, break it up, and cook it until no longer pink.
Add the brown sugar, chopped walnuts, and chopped rosemary, and stir. Let the sauce thicken for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, stirring consistently.
Prepare the 1lb brie wheel by scoring the top and placing it into a small baking dish.
Add the cooked sausage topping to the brie and bake for 16-18 minutes or until bubbling. Serve with crostini or pita chips.
Should I remove the rind from brie before baking?
While some argue that the rind should always remain on the brie, the truth is you can do whatever you’d like! The rind is completely edible and is good for helping the brie keep its shape. If you’d prefer the cheese without, by all means, remove it! It’s totally up to you.
What meat goes well with brie cheese?
Brie pairs well with a variety of meats, making it great for a charcuterie board! You can enjoy this dish alongside any sort of charcuterie-type meat like salami, prosciutto, or whatever you like.
What are the best crackers to serve with baked brie?
I recommend enjoying brie with crostini. It tastes so good with this melty cheese recipe. Brie also goes well with any type of dipping cracker whether plain, multigrain, etc.
Why is my baked brie rubbery?
When overcooked, brie can develop a sort of rubbery texture. For that reason, be sure to monitor the dish as it cooks to prevent overcooking.
Once the baked brie cheese has cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 2-3 days.
For best results, we don’t recommend freezing this one. You can freeze it, but doing so typically creates a different texture.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Try some of these recipes next! If you liked the sausage baked brie, you’re in for a treat with these options.
- Honey Pecan Bacon Baked Brie
- Philly Cheesesteak Dip
- Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
- Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
All recipes by Erin Morrissey and Photos by Sierra Inn
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1lb pork sausage
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
- 1lb brie
- crostini for dipping
- Heat oven to 400F.
- In a saute pan over medium heat, add butter. Add thawed sausage, break it up, and cook it until no longer pink.
- Add in brown sugar, chopped walnuts, and chopped rosemary and stir. Let sauce thicken for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, stirring consistently.
- Prepare 1lb brie wheel by scoring the top and placing into small baking dish.
- Add sausage topping to brie and bake for 16-18 minutes or until bubbling. Serve with crostini or pita chips
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