Sausage and Cheese Balls

I love these sausage balls!  Even though this  recipe has been around for a long time,  my students have requested me to make this recipe and post it. So here it is.  This is day four of no school because of the snow and ice.  What better excuse do you have to get in the kitchen?   I think that these were originally intended to be served as a party food, but here we serve them for breakfast.  Let them cool and place them in a freezer bag.  They freeze well for a month, but if your family is like mine they will not last near that long. 

These little jewels are easy to make, but still many cooks get impatient and handle the dough too much resulting in very compact little biscuits.  Just be aware that you should not hurry up the process.  It takes awhile to work in the flour mixture.  The sausage balls should be light and fluffy not dense and hard.  If you follow these steps your product will be something that is great to eat and not a tool for breaking up ice on your driveway.

This is all that you will need.

1 lb. of sausage ( I like to use hot), 3 cups of Bisquick , 1 lb. of sharp sausage and if you like 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper or hot sauce

Finely grate cheese.  I use this to get mine really fine.  

Just a little advice to make the mixing a little easier.  Take the sausage out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before mixing with the other ingredients.  Measure out 3 cups of Bisquick, but don’t add all of it at once.  Work in about 1/2 cup at the time with a wooden spoon.  Here is cheese, sausage, and 1 cup of Bisquick.

Here is how it should look with all 3 cups of Bisquick added.  Now you are ready to roll.

Using your hand  lightly roll about a tablespoon of the mixture.  Don’t mash the ingredients together with a heavy hand.  You will end up with a bunch of rocks!

 

Ready to bake.    

Yum! Right out of the oven.  Here you go with the very simple recipe that I am sure will please all.

Sausage and Cheese Balls

  • 1 lb. sausage ( I prefer hot)  allow it to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes
  • 12 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper or hot sauce , optional
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix finely grated cheese, sausage, and 1/2 cup of Bisquick with a wooden spoon.  Be patient.  As the Bisquick is worked in with the sausage and cheese add the rest of the Bisquick about 1/2 cup at the time until all is worked in.
  3. Roll about tablespoon in the palm of your hand.  Do this carefully so as not the pack the mixture.  It should be lightly mixed. 
  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes. 

Yield about 3 dozen fantastic sausage and cheese balls

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Sausage and Cheese Balls

  1. Snow days are always great days to be cooking in the kitchen, Wanda!
    This may be an old recipe, but it’s new to me. What a great snack to serve on Super Bowl day!
    Already copied it!

  2. i LOVE sausage balls! the hot sauce makes ‘em–nice post!

  3. Sounds delicious to me! Yum!

  4. i am going to try these for my daughter’s birthday party next week. they look very easy to make.

  5. Another great treat to be enjoyed. These sound absolutely wonderful and are perfect for game day TV. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  6. Rebecca McConnell

    This sounds so good. I really want to try them!

  7. charity

    I learned for this recipe you must mix finely grated cheese

  8. Sarah Michalke 2nd

    I learned that they should be light and fluffy. I think my mom used to make this when I was little. Now I know a good recipe for them.

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