Publix Aprons Back to the Table: Party Poppers

Name: Party Poppers
Total Time – Varies (Varies)

Complete your party with a vegetable platter, sweet tea, and assorted cookies.
These recipes are perfect for parties, pot lucks, or the big game.

Recipe: Sausage Cheese Poppers
Active Time – 10 minutes, Total Time – 40 minutes (Makes 36 servings)

Nonstick aluminum foil
8 oz Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup diced jalapeño peppers, drained
1 lb hot Italian sausage, casing removed
1 cup all-purpose baking mix
1/4 cup presliced green onions
1 tablespoon chunky garlic paste
Cooking spray

1. Line baking sheet with foil. Shred cheese (2 cups); drain peppers. Remove sausage from casing (wash hands).
2. Combine all ingredients in large bowl (except spray); combine with hand mixer (or stand mixer). Roll into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet (wash hands). Chill 15 minutes (or freeze 10 minutes). Preheat oven to 400°F.
3. Coat poppers with spray; bake 10–15 minutes, or until browned and 165°F. Serve.
Note: Sausage Poppers can be prepared, then kept uncooked in the freezer. To bake from frozen, add 5 minutes to cook time.

CALORIES (per 1/36 recipe) 60kcal; FAT 4g; SAT FAT 2g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 200mg; CARB 3g; FIBER 0g; SUGARS 0g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 2%; CALC 6%; IRON 2%

Recipe: Potato Skin Bites
Active Time – 20 minutes, Total Time – 50 minutes (Makes 12 servings)

1 lb baby gold (or red) potatoes
3 tablespoons chives, divided (optional)
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup spreadable cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/4 cup cooked bacon bits

1. Place potatoes in microwave-safe bowl; cover and cook on HIGH for 8–10 minutes or until tender. Let stand to cool 10 minutes. Chop chives; cut cheese into 1/2-inch cubes.
2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice 1/8-inch off side of potatoes and scoop about 1–2 teaspoons of flesh from inside, leaving a border, and discarding scooped out potato. Place potatoes on baking sheet, then stuff with cheese. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt; bake 5–8 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes to cool.
3. Combine sour cream, cream cheese, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, bacon, and 2 tablespoons chives until blended. Spoon 1 teaspoon mixture on top of each potato; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1 tablespoon chives. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 120kcal; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 4g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 20mg; SODIUM 280mg; CARB 3g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 5g; VIT A 4%; VIT C 4%; CALC 8%; IRON 2%

Recipe: Asian Crab Rolls
Total Time – 25 minutes (Makes 12 servings)

12 slices large white sandwich bread
1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg), beaten
4 crab cakes (12–16 oz)
1/4 cup clarified butter (or canola oil)
1/2 cup sriracha mayonnaise
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
1/4 cup presliced green onions

1. Remove crust from bread. Flatten each bread slice to 1/8-inch-thick using a rolling pin. Brush beaten egg onto each bread slice; place 2 tablespoons crab cake on lower half of each slice and roll up to seal edges (wash hands).
2. Preheat large sauté pan with clarified butter on medium-high 4–5 minutes. Place crab rolls in butter (in batches) and cook 4–5 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden brown. Place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drizzle with mayonnaise; sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 170kcal; FAT 13g; SAT FAT 4g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 30mg; SODIUM 350mg; CARB 11g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 5g; VIT A 6%; VIT C 6%; CALC 2%; IRON 4% provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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