These sausage balls are an easy appetizer or a quick breakfast on-the-go! Made with Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and flavorful pork sausage, they’re formed into balls and baked in the oven until golden brown.
Serve with a side of ranch or mustard sauce – they’re full of flavor and are great on their own too!
We love to make a big batch of these and putting them in a zip top baggie in the refrigerator. Take a few out and pop in the microwave and have them for breakfast.
We also like to bring this as an appetizer any time we’re invited to a potluck dinner or going to someone’s house for a meal. These are great to make ahead and are easy for people to pick up and eat.
- ground sausage (mild or spicy)
- cheddar cheese
- Italian seasoning
How to Make Sausage Balls?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. You can use a spoon or use your hands. Just make sure it’s all incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop, shape mixture into 1-inch balls. If mixture is crumbly and won’t form solid balls, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time. You don’t want too much moisture, but some may help bring it together.
Place all the balls on baking sheet and repeat until all mixture is used. Don’t worry about crowding these.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. .
Where Do You Serve Sausage Balls?
This sausage ball recipe is so versitale that you can serve iti anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
- potluck dish
- side dish
What Should I Dip My Sausage Balls In?
We love ours plain, but many people like to dip their sausage balls for added flavor. Here are some popular sausage ball dipping sauces:
- Marinara sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Cheese sauce
- Mustard sauce
Can You Freeze Sausage Balls?
Yes, you can freeze these before or after cooking. Make them ahead and freeze before cooking, up to 3-4 months.
To freeze: place individual sausage balls on a baking tray and flash freeze. Once frozen, place in a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer until ready to bake.
When baking from frozen, let them thaw 15 minutes on the counter before cooking.
To freeze after cooking, just place in a zip top bag or freezer-safe container.
How Do You Reheat Frozen Sausage Balls?
When you are reheating frozen, but fully cooked, sausage balls place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for approximately 10-15 minutes.
You can also reheat them in the microwave for approximately 10 -20 seconds per sausage ball.
- Use block cheese – grate block cheese for the smoothest balls. You certainly can use pre-grated cheese, but you’ll have better, smoother results if you grate it yourself.
- Use room temperature ingredients – when the ingredients are room temperature they will mix together better.
- Save room – Place the balls close together on baking sheet, but not touching.
- Add more milk – if the mixture is too try to form balls, add a tablespoon more of milk until it comes together.
- Spice it up – use hot sausage instead of regular or mild!
- Use a mini-muffin tin – this is an easy way to make sure they are properly spaced.
Want More Appetizers?
- 3 cups Bisquick
- 1 pound pork sausage mild or hot
- 4 cups cheddar cheese grated
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Using a cookie scoop, shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheet. Repeat until all mixture is used.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.