Recipe by The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
"A party pleaser any time of year!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
Johnsonville® All Natural Hot Ground Italian Sausage
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups
finely chopped onion
finely chopped mushrooms
Definitely set the sausage out for 20 to 30 mins before mixing. I grated my own cheese and used the dough hook on my KA to mix the ingredients. I used a cookie scoop for the sausage balls and placed them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. The All Natural Hot Ground Italian Sausage puts these over the top. Make ahead and freeze for later.
We really like this convenient breakfast in a Ball. Hubs thinks they'd be great to take out on the hunting trail. I'm going to pack some to eat while traveling by plane next week. Next time I make I'll use Parmesan Cheese. Or maybe Swiss. This recipe is a keeper.
I had to make a couple of small changes to this recipe, but it's so versatile that you can adapt it to suit your family's tastes. I knew my kids wouldn't like hot sausage and mushrooms, so I used mild Italian sausage and diced apples instead of mushrooms. Ahhh-mazing! I know I would love this recipe with the hot sausage and mushrooms, and I'll make that in the future. I can imagine many possibilities--sneak chopped spinach or kale into these for added nutrients. The shape is perfect for little hands. Thanks Johnsonville!
Great recipe, but I will use half of the onion next time-a little too much for breakfast for me. I may even use just a dash of onion powder instead the next time. Other than that, the mushrooms were good-I chopped them fine since I'm not a true mushroom-lover. Great recipe-thanks, Johnsonville!
These were really yummy. I could not find the hot sausage in my store so used the Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage instead, then I substituted pepperjack cheese for the cheddar so I think that this was comparable to the original recipe. We loved these will definitely make them again.
This is a very easy and versatile recipe. My kid's are weird about onions and mushrooms so I used chiffoned spinach instead. I also use GF bisquick with no problems. These turned out great and disappeared fast!
This is such a great recipe that seems to be loved by all! I made a couple of changes- I just mixed the recipe ingredients with the raw sausage and baked a few minutes longer until cooked through. Also, I omitted the mushrooms for picky eaters. These have a perfect balance of spices and create such a tender on the inside, crispy on the outside appetizer! Prepare ahead and make a double batch...you won't regret it!
I ended up making a double batch of these tasty sausage cheese balls. They are PERFECT to serve while watching football, or any time really. I made these in my KA like the last reviewer, using my dough hook and they came out just perfect! I chose the Hickory Farms Honey Pineapple Mustard to serve them with. Outstanding!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Johnsonville Sausage Balls
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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