Recipe by Heather Walker
"These sausage balls were a hit at our Christmas party this year. I accidentaly used low-fat cheese in the recipe and couldn't tell the difference. No frying necessary, they bake beautifully."
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1 1/2 cups
buttermilk baking mix
shredded Cheddar cheese
I made this recipe using 1 lb. of the sausage, 3/4 cups of the baking mix, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and about 1 tbs. of milk.
Delicious & Moist.
Good, but next time I will leave out the celery and add about 1/4 cup of milk to make it easier to work with.
At a party these will disappear fast, so make sure you get a few before they are gone! If you want the grease to drain away, cook them on a rack over a 13 x 9 or larger pan. Spray the rack with non-stick spray. When the sausage balls are done, use a fork to take them off the rack. I also add two eggs to the recipe so everything stays together better and improves the flavor as well.
This recipe for sausage balls has made my holiday/party list. It is much easier to mix than other recipes I have tried, it freezes well and will be used again and again.
These were a big hit at my Christmas party. I substituted sweet italian sausage for the pork sausage, and offered a sweet mustard as a dip.
I don't eat pork anymore, so I used ground turkey and added lots of spices in place of sausage. It was just as good as the sausage ones I'd had years ago. Easy recipie, and everybody loves them.
They were good and everyone enjoyed them, but they were a mess to make. There was so much grease! I was glad I lined my baking sheets with tin foil and was lucky they had sides or I would have been in for a disaster with grease everywhere. Good, but I think I will search for a better recipe next time.
I thought it was very hard to blend the ingredients - dry flour, cheese and ground pork sausage require a LOT of manipulation!! I think it would be better to bake these in a Pyrex dish instead of a cookie sheet - they produce a lot of grease when they bake and I ended up with a very smoky oven when the grease overflowed my flat cookie sheets. The balls were very hard to remove with a spatula and I had to throw away the cookie sheets afterwards - too hard to clean, too much baked-on residue. As for the finished balls, I thought they tasted OK, a little tough/chewy, not crisy as I had imagined. My guests at them all up, so I guess it wasn't a total loss!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sausage Cheese Balls
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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