Joe's Sausage-Cheese Balls

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
8 dozen




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

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  1. dmac085
    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:)
  2. Kyene
    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.
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    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 :) "
  4. LoneStarLori
    Great blend of flavors. I was looking for something a little different than the standard recipe. I used the "Heart Smart" Bisquick and couldn't tell the difference at all. I think they are even a little less greasy and lighter than the regular mix. And, since I was feeling lazy, I added a Tbl spoon of dried minced onions just for kicks. They were a big hit. Thanks for posting!
  5. 2SpiceItUp
    These are wonderful! I made some up tonight because school starts tomorrow and I wanted a quick little breakfast for the kids in the morning. I think they ate half of them just munching so I KNOW that I will have to make more. I only ended up with about 5 dozen, but I think that was mainly because I only used 2 cups of cheese. I did end up having to use about 3/4 cup of milk to get mine to stay together though. I'm so glad I found this recipe because the rosemary is such a nice touch and I wouldn't have thought of it on my own. Thanks for posting a new family favorite!!!


  1. Kathy K.
    I add a few dashes of Tabasco Sauce and Hot Sausage for those in my family whom enjoy a lil twang...



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