Oh the sausage ball! A Southern staple at any party, kinda like Pimento Cheese. They are just good even after all these years. I guess they have stuck around so long because they are super easy to make and use pretty basic ingredients. Remember Bisquick when your mom would make pancakes or waffles? Well, it makes a come back in this recipe and its is so good! Another ingredient in this recipe is good ole’ pork breakfast sausage. I like to use regular breakfast sausage, like Jimmy Dean and add red pepper flakes to up the heat because I feel like the hot sausage is too spicy for everyone, but if you like it spicy then by all means use the Hot Breakfast Sausage.
One good thing about this recipe is you can make these in advance and freeze them. Then just pull them out when you are ready to party and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until warmed through. You can serve them at fancy parties or at a football tailgate or even for breakfast with a side of fruit-YUM!
A couple tips- use an ice cream scoop to make them all uniform in size so they finish cooking at the same time. Many times I think I can eyeball it and by the end of the bowl I have little bitty baby balls because I did not portion correctly. Save yourself the time of having to go back and re-roll all the balls. Another tip is to line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. The cheese tends to spill out and stick to the baking sheet.
Enjoy these delicious little bites!
A Southern staple at any get together. Easy to make and delicious to eat!
- 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl or stand mixer combine all ingredients.
Using a small ice cream or cookie scoop, place about 2 Tablespoons sized balls onto baking sheet.
Bake 20-22 minutes or until no longer pink.
These can be made ahead. Cook and allow to cool completely. Freeze in a single layer then transfer to a zip-top bag. Store for up to 2 months. When ready to serve place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.