The Chew: Valerie Bertinelli Seriously Good Sausage Bites
Hot in Cleveland star Valerie Bertinelli visited The Chew to share her new cookbook and sausage bite recipe. Michael Symon told her that she smelled lovely and Clinton Kelly complimented her shiny hair.
Bertinelli also starred on One Day at a Time and said the show was like college for her. Growing up, anytime her parents hosted a party they would make “Seriously Good Sausage Bites.”
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The recipe can also be found in her first cookbook, One Dish at a Time. Bertinelli showed Kelly how to combine some of the ingredients in a food processor until they form tiny “peas.”
Bertinelli had Mario Batali mix the sausage and cheese into the dough and then they formed it into small balls. Essentially, they are sausage and cheese biscuits all mixed together.
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Hot in Cleveland also stars Betty White, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. Bertinelli said Betty White is the sweetest, kindest lady. She said the cast has a ball together. Symon, a Clevelander, said he loves the show and likes that they don’t make fun of Cleveland.
Kelly pulled out a book version of the movie C.H.O.M.P.S. that Bertinelli starred in. He asked her for her autograph and Symon said that she was on the list of people Kelly is stalking.
The Chew sent everyone home with a copy of One Dish at a Time. Bertinelli said that portion control is the name of the game when it comes to weight loss. The new season of Hot in Cleveland premieres tonight on TV Land! To make Bertinelli’s Seriously Good Sausage Bites, check out the recipe below.
Valerie Bertinelli’s Seriously Good Sausage Bites
- cooking spray
- 10 oz. hot Italian sausage in bulk
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
- 1 1/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and move your two racks to the top and bottom of the oven. Spray two baking sheets with the cooking spray. Break up the sausage with a spoon in a skillet and cook on medium high until it’s cooked through and no longer pink. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Place the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse until it’s a coarse meal. Add in the buttermilk and Tabasco sauce and pulse until the dough combines. Move the dough to a bowl and fold in the sausage and cheese. Form the dough into walnut-sized balls.
Bake the balls on the baking sheets for about 12 to 15 minutes, and switch the pans halfway through. Cool the balls on the baking sheets for five minutes and then serve. Continue baking the rest of the dough balls the same way.