Cheddar and parmesan, along with the rosemary and hint of sausage spice, blend beautifully in these sausage cheese balls. They have the perfect combination of ingredients for moist, flavorful appetizers or tempting breakfast entrees.
Why are sausage balls so popular?
Sausage balls have been around for ages. They may trace back to an old Bisquick recipe from the 1930s. You can make them with regular self rising flour, but Bisquick is still my biscuit flour of choice for this tried-and-true recipe.
Whatever their origin, sausage cheese balls make their appearance at the breakfast table and at most holiday parties in the South! Why? They are festive, they can be served with a variety of sauces, and most important, they are loved by all.
What is the best size to make sausage balls?
The larger you make these sausage cheese balls, the moister they will stay during baking. However, I like them small so I can just pop them in my mouth…and my lipstick stays on!
What condiments go well with this recipe?
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. Click for a simple, no-fail recipe. But if you’re short on time, you can get prepared pepper jelly at most grocery stores.
Tips for the Best Pork Sausage Balls
Here are a few more tips for making the tastiest sausage balls.
- Prepare the sausage mixture a day ahead and keep in the refrigerator for the best flavor.
- Make sausage balls a little larger for breakfast and serve with mustard on biscuits.
- Freeze the leftover sausage balls and re-heat in a 250°F. oven when ready to use.
- Add a little hot sauce to the sausage before cooking if you are serving with a sweet-and-sour sauce.
- 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 with it.
Sausage Cheese Balls
- 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.