Recipe by WHISTLE2000
"Sausage and cheese balls! Delicious!"
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maple roll sausage
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Delicious and easy recipe to take to brunches! I browned the sausage first and drained it, it makes them much less greasy if you want to cut down on fat. They are just as good or better that way!
Don't use the pork and bacon sausage for this. It is all I had on hand, and maybe that is why we didn't care for these. I'm not sure that I would like any other sausage either since we didn't care for the greasey feeling either.
I followed another reviewers advice and pre-cooked the sausage and drained it on a paper towels to cut down on the fat. I used Krusteaz pancake mix since that's what I had on hand and Dubliner Cheese. It's a great, sharp, white cheddar. Since I precooked the sausage I added one egg to help the balls hold together better...and I couldn't resist adding a Tbsp of real maple syrup. They also required less cooking time...about 10 min. These were a big hit with the family! I served them on the side of some home-made roasted tomato soup. It was the perfect snowy night meal!
This was really good. I used about 1 1/3 pounds regular sausage with 2 Tbsp. real maple syrup. I will be making these again! My kids couldn't eat them fast enough.
***Note: These are so much better with a butter-based biscuit mix!
These are really yummy. I put foil on my baking sheet and sprayed it with cooking spray. When I mixed this up (as it is VERY crumbly) I used my hands (just like mixing meatloaf) and it worked really well. BIG HIT!
These are the best sausage balls I have ever tasted! The maple in the sausage is definitely the key ingredient. It does take a little work in getting it all mixed up, but it is well worth the elbow grease. I have made these 4 times since the new year. Thanks so much, Katherine, for sharing such an enjoyable and simple recipe!
Excellent! Everyone loved them even the ones I over cooked. I made a few changes from the reviews I read prior to making them. I used only 1 cup of Pioneer fat-free pancake mix, a roll of Jimmy Dean 50% less fat sausage, 3/4 cup of Kraft fat-free shredded cheese and a 1/3 cup chopped onions. I mixed them in my kitchen aide and they mixed well and easy. I've made them 3 times since Christmas Eve. Boy are they good and healthy this way
These were good but I thought the baking mix made them a little dry and overwhelmed the sausage a little in taste. I think next time, I will cut the mix back to 1-1/2 cups. Be prepared to use a little "elbow" getting this all mixed up. I made about 72 balls and baked them on a cooling rack, sprayed with a little oil, over top of a cookie sheet with foil. All the grease dripped down and it made the clean up a snap.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Maple Sausage Balls
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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