Sausage Balls with Cheddar and Parmesan

Sausage Balls with Cheddar and Parmesan, along with the rosemary and mild heat from the sausage, make the perfect combination of ingredients for moist, flavorful appetizers or breakfast entrees. 

Sausage Balls on a cooling rack on white marble with a plate of sausage balls behind it.
In the South, Sausage Balls bring a gathering like you would not believe!

Sausage cheese balls make their appearance at the breakfast table and at most holidays and parties in the South!! They are festive, can be served with a variety of sauces, and are loved by all.

Sausage Balls with Cheese on Cooling Rack on White Marble
You can use Wild Boar or any Pork with these Sausage Balls. Mix up the Cheeses for Variety.

The larger you make the balls, the moister they will stay during baking, but I like them small so you can just pop them in your mouth…and my lipstick stays on! I serve mine with a mixture of Red Pepper Jelly and mustard in equal parts. You cannot believe how good that can be. If you don’t have any homemade pepper jelly, it’s easy to make, or you can get some prepared pepper jelly from the store.

Sausage balls served with mustard red pepper jelly sauce on white plate
These Sausage Cheese Balls are super moist with a slight spiciness and a nice saltiness from the cheese!

Tips for the Best Pork Sausage Balls

  1. Prepare the sausage mixture a day ahead and keep in the refrigerator for the best flavor.
  2. Make sausage balls a little larger for breakfast and serve with mustard on biscuits.
  3. Freeze the leftover sausage balls and re-heat in a 250°F. oven when ready to use.
  4. Add a little hot sauce to the sausage before cooking if you are serving with a sweet-and-sour sauce.
  5. Mix up the cheeses with Swiss and Gruyere to take it up a notch!

You can serve these sausage cheese balls with various dips at parties. People love them! If you have any wild boar on hand, this recipe works brilliantly.

Sausage balls served with mustard red pepper jelly sauce on white plate

Sausage Cheese Balls

These sausage balls are a Southern staple at breakfast, holidays, and parties. They go great with a variety of sauces. I like to use equal parts Red Pepper Jelly and mustard.
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Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Southern


  • 2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 3 cups Original Bisquick mix
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves crushed


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease bottom of half sheet pan.
  • In large bowl, add all ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape mixture into 1-inch balls and place in pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until brown. Remove sausage balls from the pan. Serve with sauce of choice.


May be prepared ahead and frozen uncooked. To bake from frozen: thaw on baking sheet 15 minutes; bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
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