Spicy Sausage balls with Water Chestnuts

Sue Adame


I adapted this recipe from Jimmy Deans and it is a hit every Superbowl, Holiday season and beyond. I make a double batch, shape, place on cookie sheet and freeze. After they are frozen I seal 2 dozen in each seal a meal bag. This is great when you need a quick appetizer for unexpected guest or just a snack for the family. Pull straight from the freezer, place on cookie sheet while oven is preheating. When oven is preheated pop then in and no time you have a warm satisfying snack.

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15 Min
20 Min


2 pkg
hot jimmy dean pork sausage
1 1/2 c
all-purpose baking mix (bisquick)
4 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c
red onion, finely chopped
1/2 c
celery, finely chopped
2 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
water chestnuts, drained and halved


1Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients except water chestnuts in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
2Form mixture around the water chestnut half to make an approx 1 - 1 1/4 inch ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.

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