Italian Parmesan Smokies and Rapini Tacos

Italian Parmesan Smokies and Rapini Tacos

Make happy hour into “appy” hour with a fun appetizer mash-up. Little street-size soft tacos get an Italian makeover in these savoury little nibbles.




15 Mins

Cook Time

15 Mins



4 Schneiders® Italian Parmesan Smokies 

2 tsp olive oil

4 stalks rapini, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths

1 clove garlic, grated

½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

12 very small (4-inch) soft flour tortillas, warmed

1 jarred roasted red pepper, drained and diced

¼ cup sour cream

Pinch lemon zest

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp torn fresh basil or Italian parsley


Preheat BBQ to medium-high heat until temperature reaches 350°F. Grill sausages per package instructions, let cool slightly, and slice into bite-size pieces.

In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté rapini, garlic, and chili flakes until bright green and tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.

Lay the tortillas on a serving platter. Top evenly with rapini mixture, roasted red peppers and sausages.

Mix together sour cream and lemon zest in a small bowl; drizzle over tacos. Top with cheese and basil.

Tips: Use your grill for everything! Use the side burner of your BBQ to sauté the rapini and warm the tortillas directly on your grill for a few seconds per side.

Serve with bruschetta topping instead of salsa!

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