Firecracker Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls

Anna Whitehead


I came up with this recipe on Thanksgiving morning for breakfast, and all of them were eaten in less than 30 minutes. My family said this was the absolute best sausage balls I had ever made. They are moist, not dry at all, cheesy, buttery, and a little spicy. Just delicious! I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine.

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Makes approximately 40-50 balls, depending upon the size you bake.


10 Min


20 Min




1 box
red lobster cheddar bay biscuit mix
1 lb
hot sausage (mild, any flavor will work)
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c
buttermilk (cold)
1/4 tsp
red chili flakes
4 Tbsp
butter melted

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry biscuit mix with packet of seasoning that comes with the mix, red chili flakes, and shredded cheese with wire whisk.
Using your hands, break up the pound of sausage into the mix, then add buttermilk. Incorporate all ingredients together, and again, I do this with my hands so not to over mix.
Drop 1 inch balls onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown, remove from oven and brush on melted butter. Return to oven for 3-5 minutes more, or until golden brown. Enjoy the best sausage balls you will ever bake!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy