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Grilled Grape Leaves Stuffed with Sausage and Goat Cheese

Grilled Grape Leaves Stuffed with Sausage and Goat Cheese is a quick Mediterranean-inspired appetizer that you can cook on the grill, giving you plenty of time for relaxing and having fun with friends.

Coastal Living MAY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 1 dozen
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Grill: 2 Minutes
  • Total: 19 Minutes


  • 8 ounces ground herb-seasoned sausage or beef
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed fresh herbs (thyme, basil, rosemary, and parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 12 large grape leaves, rinsed and dried on paper towels
  • Extra virgin olive oil


1. Preheat grill to high heat (400° to 450°).

2. Remove sausage from casing, if necessary, and cook in a small skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.

3. Stir together sausage, goat cheese, and next 5 ingredients.

4. Spread out 1 grape leaf on a work surface. Place 1 heaping tablespoon sausage mixture in the middle. Fold left side over filling, then right side. Starting at the bottom, gently roll into a packet. Repeat with remaining sausage mixture and grape leaves. Place stuffed leaves, seam sides down, in a pie plate or shallow dish. Brush with olive oil.

5. Grill stuffed grape leaves 1 minute on each side or until cheese is soft. Place on platter; cover and keep warm until ready to serve.


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