Your Super Bowl party isn’t complete without these Chardonnay Italian Sausage Bites and a bowl of this simple spicy mustard dip! Italian sausage is cut into bite-size pieces and simmered in chardonnay, then quickly browned under your broiler until crisp and ready to be plated and served with a spicy mustard dip. Serves a crowd in under 1 hour.

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With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, we should probably discuss the most important topic of all. Food.

I mean sure, we could go back and forth about who should win [Eagles]…what? Oh, nothing against the Patriots, but haven’t they won enough Super Bowls? Kidding. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter to me who actually wins – Eagles or Patriots, I’m really more into the food anyways. Although this year I am looking forward to watching the game…a little. Who even am I?

Back to your Super Bowl menu. Let’s talk about these addictively delicious chardonnay Italian sausage bites aka “the sausages”. I only have these once a year at my family’s Christmas get together. And it’s not Christmas unless “the sausages” make an appearance, and every year I eat more than my fair share. I’ll throw a couple carrots and sugar snap peas on my plate so it doesn’t look so obvious.

The recipe is my sister Julie and her husband (my brother-in-law) Jeff’s signature app they make every year and with their blessing, I get to share the recipe with you!

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Everyone who’s had these Italian sausage bites, loves them. There’s not any strong wine flavor (trust me, Pat would know and he loves these too), just sausage deliciousness. I made up a quick spicy mustard for dipping. What’s better than a crispy sausage dipped in mustard ? Maybe that ice cold beer you’ll drink to wash it all down. 😉

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This spicy mustard dip is the perfect thing for dunking these Italian sausage bites. For it you will need; mayo, yellow mustard, sriracha, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Easy.

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In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup plus to tablespoons yellow mustard, 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon [more or less to taste] Sriracha hot sauce, 1 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon both kosher salt and black pepper. Mix until combined, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Now let’s move onto the sausages. What was recommended to me was Premio brand sausages, which are sold at Costco [hence the 5 lbs!], but any good quality mild, sweet or hot Italian sausages will work.

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Slice each link into 4 bite-size pieces. 5 pounds of sausages will yield roughly around 80 or so bites. Trust me, 80 is both enough and not enough at the same time 😉 .

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Then add the sausage pieces into a large stockpot and pour in the entire bottle of wine. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat, reduce to medium-low and simmer for 4o minutes.

If your sausage bites aren’t totally submerged in the wine, don’t worry – they will still get fully cooked as the bubbles rise and the cooked sausages settle.

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I’m using Oyster Bay Chardonnay because I love it — all their whites actually (although I haven’t tried a red yet). No this is not a sponsored post, they don’t even know I exist – I would just recommend using a wine you like to sip.

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Now your home should smell amazing! Wine and Italian sausage mmmmm!

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To give these Italian sausage bites some color, place them onto a metal, rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Next, move your oven rack so it sits about 4 inches underneath the heating element and preheat your broiler on high. Once preheated, slide the pan of sausages underneath the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Then using tongs, carefully turn the sausages and brown for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Then simply serve on a platter with the spicy mustard dip!

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These chardonnay Italian sausage bites are not just good football food, they would be a fantastic appetizer for any gathering when you need to feed a large crew, Super Bowl or no Super Bowl.

For more scrumptious Super Bowl party food check out these recipes:

Mexicali Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos

Ham and Gouda Party Sandwiches

7-Layer Taco Dip

Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings

Roasted Jalapeño Poppers

Homemade Salsa

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Enjoy! And if you give this Chardonnay Italian Sausage Bites recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 20 servings

Chardonnay Italian Sausage Bites with Spicy Mustard Dip

Your Super Bowl party isn't complete without these Chardonnay Italian Sausage Bites and a bowl of this simple spicy mustard dip! Italian sausage is cut into bite-size pieces and simmered in chardonnay, then quickly browned under your broiler until crisp and ready to be plated and served with a spicy mustard dip. Serves a crowd in under 1 hour.

Ingredients

FOR THE SPICY MUSTARD:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
  • 6 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha, more or less to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

FOR THE SAUSAGES:

  • 5 pounds Italian sausages, sweet, mild or hot, cut into fourths (I use Premio brand at Costco)
  • 1 bottle chardonnay wine

Instructions 

MAKE THE SPICY MUSTARD:

  • Meanwhile whisk together the mayo, mustard, sriracha, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

MAKE THE SAUSAGES:

  • Place the quartered sausages into a large pot and pour in the whole bottle of chardonnay. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes or until fully cooked. Stir the sausages occasionally to keep them from sticking.
  • Once the sausage bites are fully cooked, remove and place them onto a rimmed metal baking sheet that is lined with aluminum foil.
  • Arrange your oven rack so it is 4-inches below the broiler, and preheat your oven to broil (on high).
  • Slide the pan of sausage bites underneath the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, rotating the pan at 1½ minutes or until all are evenly browned on top. Remove the pan and carefully turn each sausage bite before sliding the pan back under your broiler for another 2 to 3 minutes, again, rotating the pan at the 1½ minute mark to ensure even browning.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before transferring the sausage bites to a clean platter.
  • Serve with the spicy mustard dip and toothpicks!

Notes

Keep in mind, the nutritional value is figuring a whole bottle of wine which is used to poach the sausage. You aren't actually consuming the bottle.
Serving: 2sausages, Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 18g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 1002mg, Potassium: 298mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 17IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg