Sausage Balls

Sausage balls are cheesy, savory, and delish. It only takes 5 ingredients to make this savory appetizer!

These make great before dinner snacks, or game day munchies, or a quick and easy breakfast. For more tantalizing appetizers try a Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball, Fried Zucchini, or Caprese Kabobs.

Sausage balls on toothpicks, served on a platter

Quick + Easy Bisquick Sausage Balls

I am HERE for appetizers. I love snack food, finger food, hors d’oeuvres. What ever you call them, I’m in.

These sausage balls are cheesy, bite-sized savory yum on a stick. Trust me, these will not disappoint. The best part? They are super easy to make, and require minimal ingredients.

Sausage balls are the perfect appetizers to freeze and reheat when ready. They’re a hit at holiday parties, and even make for a perfect finger food for Christmas morning when children are too excited to sit down for breakfast.

Sausage ball recipe ingredients in a mixing bowl

How to Make Sausage Balls

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

MIX. In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, baking mix, cheddar cheese, and Italian seasoning. Add milk as needed to make a smooth mixture.

SCOOP. Scoop the sausage mixture into 1 inch balls on the prepared baking sheet.

BAKE & SERVE. Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm.

Types of Sausage: The recipe calls for pork sausage. You can choose sweet or hot sausage depending on your taste preference and what you want to serve the sausage with. 

How to make sausage balls on a sheet pan

How to Use

Sausage balls can be used in so many different recipes from spaghetti and soup to being smothered in BBQ sauce.

You will also want to shape them differently according to what you use them for. Sausage balls being used in soups may not need to be as large as sausage being used for appetizers. When making the sausage balls I like to use a small cookie scoop, that way they all come out the same size. 

If you are serving these as an appetizer with other dishes, plan for 3-4 per person. If they will be more of a main dish, then plan for 6-8 per person. 

Baked bisquick sausage balls on a sheet pan

How to Make Ahead, Store + Freeze

Make ahead: You can form the sausage balls the day before and place them on the baking sheet. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and keep them refrigerated. You can also form the balls and keep them frozen for 2-3 months. When baking the sausage balls from frozen be sure to add 8-10 more minutes to the bake time.

Leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze baked sausage balls for 3-4 months. 

REHEAT leftovers in the microwave or in an oven set at 350°F. Bake until warm through the center. 

Close up of bisquick sausage cheese balls on toothpicks

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Sausage Balls Recipe

Sausage balls are cheesy, savory, and delish. It only takes 5 ingredients to make this savory appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Calories 139 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, baking mix, cheddar cheese, and Italian seasoning. Add milk as needed to make a smooth mixture.
  • Scoop the sausage mixture into 1 inch balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm.

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