Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe -
Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls

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"This appetizer is a holiday favorite at my house. Meaty, cheesy, and delicious! Perfect way to get the kids involved. They can make the whole dish with little or no supervision."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Mix mild sausage and hot sausage in a large bowl until evenly blended.
  4. Stir Cheddar cheese into sausage mixture.
  5. Mix biscuit baking mix into sausage mixture about 1/2 cup at a time until baking mix is moist.
  6. Roll meat mixture into 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-inch balls.
  7. Arrange meatballs on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink in the center and cheese is browned, about 20 minutes.
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Jun 16, 2012

I made these for my husband's office for breakfast. Very simple ingredients - just make sure it is well incorporated before rolling into balls. It will look very dry and crumbly, but, keep working with it and it will come together into a smooth ball. Make sure you don't see any of the dry Bisquick. I only used about 1-1/2 lbs of sausage and about 1-1/2 cups of Bisquick. My oven cooks hot - so, I also baked at 350 for 20 minutes instead of 400 and they were perfect. I also baked them on a parchment covered baking sheet and they came right off the paper. Thanks, Mitchell!

Aug 15, 2012

I have found that if I microwave the sausage for a bit, it is easier to mix with the other ingredients. After cooling, I freeze these in a ziplock bag and microwave as many as needed for breakfast.

Apr 23, 2012

the more sausage the better.

Mar 01, 2013

FYI - It says makes 12 servings, and my batch made 60 1-1.5" balls. So I guess it's 5 balls = 1 serving? The sausage I used was 1 lb Great Value brand mild pork sausage (in the chub) + 4 links (about .8 lbs) of Great Value mild Italian pork sausage. I didn't have sharp cheddar, so I used medium cheddar (Tillamook) and grated a little over half of my full pound brick. (a little extra cheese to make up for the too little sausage). A full 2 cups of regular bisquick. It made 62 balls for me. Baked at 400 for 17 minutes on parchment paper lined pans. These produce a fair amount of oil/grease, so best to use a fully rimmed pan to prevent spills when taking out of the oven. The flavor was great, though mild. Perfect for the kid and parent crowd at my party tomorrow, though sophisticated palettes will appreciate using the hot sausage and sharp cheddar IMHO.

Jun 22, 2013

I added onions, red & green bell peppers...sooooooo good...

Dec 03, 2012

I was searching for a cheese ball recipe and happened to find this recipe. I've been making this EXACT recipe for years. If you don't have hot sausage or want more kick, try adding some crushed red pepper. These sausage balls are requested of me all the time! And they are really simple to make. You can mix ingredients and shape the balls a few days in advance if needed. You might want to save a few for breakfast the next morning. :)

Sep 26, 2013

I made these as an appitizer for a dinner party last weekend. I used sage sausage and hot sausage. Every one loved them. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 22, 2012

These are great. I've been trying to find a recipes for Hot Shots that I've had at Wild Wings on Hilton Head Island. Yum. These are the closest I've gotten. I served them with the "Yummy Honey Mustard Dip" found on Allrecipes. I covered my baking sheet with parchment paper and turn them half way through baking. They lift off easily.


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1043 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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