Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I grew up eating these at every holiday and now make them myself for every holiday! They are so simple and yummy!
- 1 lb bulk sausage (hot or mild)
- 3 cups baking mix (I use low-fat Bisquick, but any will do)
- 1 lb shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup water
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one or two cookie sheets, depending on your oven and how many you want to cook at one time.
- Dump sausage, baking mix, and cheese in a BIG bowl and mix with your hands. It's gross feeling if your not used to it but you have to do it this way.
- If the mix is too dry, and mine have always been, put about 1/4 cup of the water in, mix around. If you are still not able to roll the mix into little balls because it's too dry then pour a little bit more water into it. If it gets too wet pour a little bit more baking mix into it.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes. They should be golden brown and sausage cooked through.
- Repeat with remaining mix until all gone. Enjoy!
I also grew up making and eating these delicious treats at holidays, but the ones I remember were less biscuity. They had just enough baking mix to hold everything together. These are more tender and melt-in-your-mouth than the ones my dad made, but I think that the amount of baking mix makes them a little bland. Next time I am planning to try 2 1/2 cups of baking mix. I made them with hot sausage, which gave them a great kick.
After reading the reviews I only used 2 2/3 cup of Bisquick. The mixture was perfect. I would recommend rolling the balls small to medium. I put a pinch of oregano and parsely but I still felt it was missing something. I love hot sausage but I think the spiciness of the sausage would make it sausage balls vs. a sausage and chees ball, just my opinion. This mixture is gooey so be prepared not to touch anything such as getting the phone while forming the mixture into balls. I mixed some dijon mustard and apricot jelly for the dipping sauce. I think I got about 60 balls.
My neighbor introduced me to these little balls of bliss. I use a zesty hot sausage and sharp cheddar cheese. I find that adds just the right zip. Leftovers (if there are any) are wonderful with breakfast.