Sausage Balls

The first time I had sausage balls, quite a few years ago, I thought they were amazingly good and I’ve been hooked on them ever since! They’re perfect for breakfast, brunches or potlucks–—easy to make, and easy to take. And just about everyone loves them!

The very first time I made these, I didn’t realize you weren’t supposed to cook the sausage before hand, and mine turned out very dry. So be sure not to cook the sausage! Mix the sausage, uncooked, with the baking mix and the cheese. You’ll have to use your hands, since it’s such a thick mixture (those plastic disposable sanitary kitchen gloves come in handy for this). After the ingredients are mixed together, you just roll into balls, place them on a baking sheet, and pop in the oven. And everyone will love you for making these! 🙂

Sausage Balls

  • Servings: 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes about 3 dozen

2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick)
1/2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder, optional
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound uncooked pork sausage at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease (or line with parchment paper) a 15 x 10″ or 13 x 18″ baking sheet; set aside.

Mix baking mix and sausage together in a bowl; blend well, then add in the cheddar cheese (the mixture will be very thick; you’ll need to mix everything well with your hands). Roll mixture into 1″ to 1 1/8″ balls; arrange balls on prepared baking sheet.

Bake at 350˚F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and sausage is fully cooked. Drain on paper towels, then serve warm.

Recipe from NancyC |

Some of my friends bake these at 375˚F for 18 minutes with good results, if you like having a shorter baking time. And you can freeze any leftover sausage balls and reheat at 350˚F for 10 minutes. But don’t count on having any leftovers!

These Sausage Balls are definitely a favorite recipe of mine! Have you ever made any?

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8 thoughts on “Sausage Balls

  1. myquiltprojects

    They are delicious! We do not eat pork at our house. I have been successfully subbing turkey sausage for years. I add a sprinkle of garlic powder, a couple stalks of chopped celery and 3/4 cup onion. Yummy!

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  2. Cookbook Lady

    I read this recipe for Sausage Balls and thought it sounded good. Then I followed the link to Cornbread Sausage Balls and knew that it was the recipe for me! I love anything cornbread and plan to give that recipe a try. Perhaps I will even serve Cornbread Sausage Balls as a Thanksgiving appetizer. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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