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Trader Joe’s bagel seasoning amps up easy chicken sausage appetizer

Chicken Sausage in Puff Pastry and Bagel Seasoning.
Chicken Sausage in Puff Pastry and Bagel Seasoning. Detroit Free Press

Our favorite new appetizer recipe is one that relies on puff pastry, chicken sausage and Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. Check it out.

This recipe uses Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. The seasoning, which is sprinkled on top of the sausage rolls, sells for $1.99. We also used the Trader Joe’s brand of all-butter puff pastry, which comes in a roll and is easy to work with.

Chicken Sausage In Puff Pastry And Bagel Seasoning

Yield: Makes about 24

Prep time: 20 minutes / Total time: 1 hour

From Susan Selasky for the Detroit Free Press Test Kitchen.

6 fully cooked chicken sausage links

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 egg, beaten

1 to 2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Dipping sauce (optional):

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon or favorite mustard

Pat the sausage dry with paper towels. Unroll the puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Cut the pastry into six equal pieces. Lightly brush the puff pastry with Dijon mustard. Roll up one sausage link in the pastry, making sure the edge seals. Place on a plate and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining puff pastry and sausage.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Brush the rolls with egg wash and sprinkle all over with bagel seasoning. Cut each roll into five or six pieces. Place seam side down on the baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the mayonnaise with the mustard for the sauce and set aside.

Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature with dipping sauce if desired.