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Simple & Delicious Sausage Balls

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Description

I have tried many sausage ball recipes but this one always has been the best. Just the right amount of all ingredients. Taste and see!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Breakfast Sausage, Hot Or Mild
  • 1 pound Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 3 cups Bisquick Baking Mix

Preparation

Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Pinch off small amounts of the sausage dough, forming into 1 – 1/2″ balls. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350F until golden brown, 20-30 minutes. These are equally wonderful popped in the microwave for a few seconds to heat them up after being refrigerated.

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eclairway2heaven on 12.27.2011

I also add 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 tsp of Texas Pete to give them a little kick. :)

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thesupermomchef on 2.24.2011

I just noticed that a few people said in the review that their sausage balls were dry. I’ve been eating sausage balls made this way since I was just a child, and have never had them taste dry. They are always moist when coming out of the oven, and that’s when they are my favorite. I usually store mine in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator, and when I want one I’ll take it out and microwave for a few seconds. It makes them taste fresh again! I hope this helps with the dryness that ya’ll have mentioned. :)

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thesupermomchef on 10.25.2010

No, you do not have to cook the sausage before mixing. Use the sausage raw to mix the dough, and it cooks in the oven. :)

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texasmama on 10.24.2010

So, for sure, you don’t cook the sausage before hand?
I’m going to make these tonight.
Just raw sausage and then cook it in the oven, right?
Thanks!

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recreationalcook on 10.24.2010

I made a dip for them using spicy brown mustard and a (partial) package of Italian Salad Dressing mix.

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mindada on 3.22.2011

As written, I found these to be extremely dry as well. I could hardly get that amount of bisquick mixed in. This time I tried it with just one cup of bisquick and they were a tad greasy. Maybe 2 cups worth is the magic number? I will try them again b/c they are super easy.

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on 2.4.2011

These were very, very dry for me. After baking a couple test balls and only being able to taste the biscuit mix I added an egg mixed with 1/2 cup milk to the sausage mixture. It did help them become a bit more moist. I may try again with only 1 cup biscuit mix and add some seasoning to give these guys some flavor. However, a couple people did ask for the recipe. I love the concept though. Thanks for sharing.

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lovedrunk on 12.26.2010

I made these for Christmas morning and couldn’t stop eating them! They were a bit dry but still delicious. I probably should have cooked them for the 20 minutes rather than 30. I think they would be wonderful dipped in maple syrup. I think the next time I make them I will make sure I have some on hand.

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Ms. Erin on 12.11.2010

They were very tasty although mine came out a little dry (okay a lot) dry. I had to add some water when i was mixing it to get it to stick together. I saw on the blog post you said not to use pre-shredded cheese. I didn’t see that until after. That might have helped the moisture level. Still overall they were very good.

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cmedwards on 11.3.2010

Perfect sausage balls. I have used a recipe for years that calls for 2 cups of Bisquick. I did not make them often because they were greasy. Using this recipe and baking them on a roasting pan cuts down on the grease and I don’t feel as bad serving them to my 7 year old for breakfast.

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