"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." — Mitchell
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1 (16 ounce) package
bulk mild pork sausage
1 (16 ounce) package
bulk hot pork sausage
1 (8 ounce) package
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
biscuit baking mix (such as Bisquick®)
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!
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.
the more sausage the better.
I had never heard of sausage balls before. My sister-in-law (who's from the South) says these are very common and made them for our Christmas dinner. AMAZING!! Loved them. Highly recommended and truly the easiest thing in the world to make.
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. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/yummy-honey-mustard-dipping-sauce/detail.aspx
I covered my baking sheet with parchment paper and turn them half way through baking. They lift off easily.
This will be the receipe I use from now on. I love my moms but these a way better :)
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. :)
Delicious! I used Jimmy Deans sausage, did NOT precook it before baking, baked at 350 bc my oven cooks hot. These were a HUGE hit at a church breakfast. I will make these again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 229
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