|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 45g||57%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||82%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||7%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bisquick sausage balls are an easy, hearty appetizer loaded with herbs, and cream cheese. It’s the ideal, no-plate-needed appetizer for any of your holiday celebrations or Super Bowl parties. They mix up in less than five minutes, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry and there are tons of tasty variations to try out. You can make them even simpler by just using cheddar cheese, sausage, and Bisquick mix or try out all the delicious add-ins we've included. They can be made days ahead of time, then frozen and baked off when you need a quick appetizer. We whipped up a creamy horseradish dipping sauce, but you can pair these babies in almost anything!
For the Sausage Balls:
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (freshly shredded)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1 pound breakfast-style ground pork sausage
- 1 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix (such as Bisquick)
- 2 tablespoons half and half (or whole milk)
- 1 tablespoon scallions (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Dipping Sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon scallions (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 325 F.
Combine all of the sausage ball ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer using a paddle attachment. You can also mix it with clean hands in a large bowl. Mix until the ingredients are evenly distributed, but don’t over mix. This will make the sausage balls tough.
Use a cookie scoop to form the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add the sausage balls to the sheet. Place them slightly apart so they are not touching.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should read 165 F.
As they are baking, prepare the dipping sauce.
Whisk all of the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. You can make the sauce a few days ahead of time. The longer it sits, the more the flavor will develop.
Serve the sausage balls with some chopped chives and the dipping sauce. You can serve them hot or at room temperature.
- You can easily double or triple this recipe to meet your needs! You can also make a large batch and freeze some of them to use at a later time.
- Freeze the uncooked sausage balls in a freezer bag or an airtight container for up to four months. Just place them on a baking sheet to freeze them first, then add them to a bag.
- When you want to prepare them, just let them thaw on a baking sheet for 20 minutes and bake according to the directions above.
- Make sure to freshly grate the cheddar cheese. It has more moisture when freshly shredded.
You can change up the ingredients in this recipe. It’s so versatile and can take lots of different flavors.
- Instead of ground breakfast sausage, you can use ground sweet or spicy Italian sausage.
- You can add in more chopped herbs like scallions or parsley.
- Use different cheeses such as pepper Jack or gouda.
- Try adding a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
- You can also give them a kick by adding the spicy Italian sausage and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce.
- Feel free to change up the sauce. Use honey mustard, marinara, or barbecue sauce.