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cheddar sausage balls

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

These cheesy sausage balls are great for anytime that you have a get-together. Everybody loves them and they get gobbled up quick! You can make them ahead of time, bake, cool and freeze, then reheat in the oven as needed.

★★★★★ 2
serves 12 (Yield: About 5 dozen)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheddar sausage balls

  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1 lb
    ground pork breakfast sausage, uncooked
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 c
    biscuit mix

How To Make cheddar sausage balls

  • 1
    Lightly spray a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray or butter lightly.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, use a fork to combine cream cheese with seasoned salt and beat until fluffy.
  • 3
    Add sausage and cheese and, using your hands, mix very well until the cream cheese is incorporated. (TIP: Use food safe plastic gloves to save your hands from a messy clean-up.)
  • 4
    Add biscuit mix and continue to mix well. (This is a stiff dough and it takes some time and patience. Don't be tempted to add any liquid or it will not turn out right.)
  • 5
    Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 6
    Take a medium pinch of the dough and roll into a ball about the size of a small walnut and place in prepared pan. Continue making balls until dough is gone.
  • 7
    Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • 8
    Remove foil, rotate pan and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove from oven and quickly remove sausage balls from fat in pan and place on paper towels.
  • 10
    Arrange on serving plate and serve hot or at room temperature.
  • 11
    Place any leftovers in an airtight refrigerator container, or zipper bag, and keep refrigerated. May be frozen and reheated.