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Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls


"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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40 m servings 349 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 1043 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 49 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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 wor...

Most helpful critical review

These are kinda good. I made them using the exact recipe. I was surprised when I made them, I thought when I made 1.5" balls that they would shrink a little, but they turned out huge! I didn't a...

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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 wor...

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 break...

the more sausage the better.

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 ...

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

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 crushe...

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 Hon...

Super easy recipe that I have used for years. I use the heart healthy Bisquick because it does not have partially hydrogenated oils in it. I also make sure to use a high quality/local sausage fo...

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.