Joe's Sausage-Cheese Balls

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I have been making these sausage balls for many years now. I always make them around christmas and thanksgiving for partys and just to have around the house for friends that stop by. They are great! A Must Try Appetizer.


  1. Note: You can use mild or hot pork sausage depends on what you like.(i prefer Jimmy Dean).
  2. Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease bottom and sides of cookie sheet.
  3. Stir together all ingredients, using hands or spoon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in pan.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
Most Helpful

These are exactly the recipe a fried uses and I've just made them for the first time myself and they're perfect. I'm not a rosemary fan so I used 1/2 the rosemary and the rest fresh thyme and a sprinkle of powder. My friend sometimes changes up the sausage, either using hot breakfast or even Italian sausage w/ cheddar, parmesan, garlic and basil. Such an awesome recipe:)

dmac085 June 19, 2011

These were amazing! I made them for New Years and they got gobbled up so fast the guests that took their time to show missed out. Everyone loved them and I will be making them again in the future. I served them with Roasted Garlic Sauce from another recipe.

Kyene January 02, 2011

These were made on 12/24/09 for Christmas Eve munchies, and I'm sorry I waited till now to rate this. I followed the recipe as it was written. But I do think that if these are made again, I'm cutting the amount of baking mix down to 2 1/2 cups of baking mix. I really liked the addition of the rosemary and parsley. Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � December 31, 2009