Temps de cuisson: 10mins. Portions: 8
3 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons half & half
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 lb bulk sage sausage, cooked and drained
1 9 inch pie crust
Cook, drain and cool sausage
In a Kitchen Aid or other mixer beat cream cheese until soft. Add eggs 1 at a time. Scrape down sides of mixer add all other ingredients and mix well.Fold in drained sausage.
Line a 9 inch springform pan with pastry.
Pour in cheese mixture.
Preheat oven to 375 and cook cheesecake on middle shelf for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.
This recipe freezes well. Thaw completely and reheat at 350 for 30 minutes
Note: You can add any ingredients you like to the basic recipe, such as cooked diced onion, sliced mushrooms or crumbled bacon or minced fresh herbs.