spicy sausage balls

did somebody say sausage balls?

The Easy, Cheesy Pleaser

Making tasty food doesn’t get any easier than this!

Mom loved the hot and spicy dishes and so do I! One nice family tradition is that my brother Roger and his wife Debbie have continued to make sausage balls through the years. It seems every time I’m home (mainly the holidays), the oven is revved-up and popping out balls of wonder.

Go on, have a ball! Or a few.

i. ingredients

1 pound | owen’s brand hot sausagesausage balls hot out of the oven
8 ounces | sharp cheddar, grated
3 cups | bisquick

ii. what to do

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Form into 1.5″ balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

3. Bake at 350°F until lightly brown (about 15 minutes).

Yields about 50 sausage balls… 49 for me… and 1 for you!

Foodie Tips ~

  I cooked these up on a raised cooling rack to encourage the grease to drain off the sausage balls. The funny part is there was no grease! I also found it odd that “brown and drain” for the sausage on the recipe was marked through. I checked with Roger and Debbie and they assured me the sausage cooks in the ball form. That’s why I cranked-up the oven a bit to 350°F. No toxoplasmosis or salmonella in my kitchen! In the process, I think I overcooked these a bit so best stick to the directions!

  My brother Roger has a slightly different version of this recipe which calls for: 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, 1 cup Bisquick and ½ roll of Owen’s sausage. You mix this all together and form 1″ balls and bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes until lightly brown. 

A copy of mom’s actual recipe is below!

mom's original sausage balls recipe

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2 Comments on “spicy sausage balls”

  1. Amber S says:

    Our family sausage ball recipe is identical, but mine always came out dry (even on 325). So this year I went rogue. I reduced the Bisquick to 2 1/3 cup and with reckless abandon, I hurled in an extra handful of cheddar. To make it interesting – and as a nod to our neighbors to the North – I drizzled a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup into the batter. And I have to tell you, we loved ’em. So if you’re feeling like going crazy, try it. Your mom might approve!


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