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.


★★★★★ 6 votes

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

How to Make Spicy Sausage balls with Water Chestnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients except water chestnuts in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
  2. Form 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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