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sausage balls

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

A tasty and moist Sausage Ball Recipe made with minced onion, garlic, and sharp cheddar. Prepped and in the oven in less than fifteen minutes. These delicious appetizers are always a huge hit with family and friends and are perfect for game day and movie night.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sausage balls

  • 1 lb
    ground pork sausage
  • 2 c
    bisquick mix
  • 4 c
    finely shredded cheddar
  • 1/3 c
    cup milk
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
    finely minced onion
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper

How To Make sausage balls

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Add the pork sausage and Bisquick baking mix to a large bowl. Using your hands combine it together as much as possible.
  • 3
    Add the shredded cheddar, milk, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, minced garlic, and fresh ground black pepper. Using your hands again mix it all together.
  • 4
    Roll the mixture into golf ball sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheet with about 1 inch space between the balls. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. For best results serve promptly.
  • 5
    NOTES Add the milk 1-2 tablespoons at a time until the mixture comes together Finely mince the onion and garlic so the sausage balls roll easily. Use any ground pork sausage or Italian sausage. I like to choose one that is not too lean and one that does not have too much fat. The fat in the sausage gives it flavor but I don’t like them floating in grease. For a flavor variation try adding a little Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or crushed red pepper. The mixture for the balls can be prepped up to 2 days in advance and stored covered in the refrigerator. Or roll them and flash freeze them. Then store them in heavy duty freezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw on baking sheet for 20 minutes and bake as directed. I like to use parchment paper for even browning, optimal baking and easy clean up. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave at a reduced power.