Make These Sausage Balls Part Of Your Game Day Spread

Sausage balls made with hot sausage and cheddar cheese.

This recipe for sausage balls takes a little under an hour to make about 36 delicious treats. Serve them when you have guests over for the game day, or make them for yourself as an appetizer or snack. These meaty snacks are sure to satisfy. The recipe calls for three simple ingredients and is very easy to make.

The Ingredients

  • 10 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
  • Cooking oil

You can use any kind of sausage, depending on what flavor you want. A spicier choice could go really well with the cheese, though a sweet or savory sausage might also hit the mark.

For the cheddar cheese, try to get a block and grate it yourself if possible. Cheese graters are cheap, and grating is easy. The difference in flavor is phenomenal. You will never want to go back to pre-grated cheese again.

Bisquick might seem like an odd ingredient, but you are essentially going to make a sausage dough. Bisquick has flour, oil, corn starch, and baking soda. In a pinch, you can substitute flour or other baking mixes.

The best cooking oil for this might be spray oil or vegetable oil. Something that has a high flash point is better for baking in the oven. Spraying oil will be less messy, though vegetable oil works just as well.


First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Then, crumble the sausage into a large mixing bowl. Combine the grated cheddar cheese and Bisquick with the meat to form a homogeneous dough. You should only have to work the ingredients together for about a minute or so.

Line a baking sheet with foil and rub or spray oil on it. Once your sausage dough is formed, scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and shape them into balls. Place them on the tin foil with some space in between.

Bake the sausage balls in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, rotating once. Try not to overcook them, as they could dry out. Once you remove the balls from the oven, let them cool for about 20 minutes. Then, they will be easier to scoop off the tray.

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These sausage balls go great with a variety of sides. Honey mustard, hot sauce, and maple syrup are all great ways to add to the flavor of these sausage treats. Serve them with toothpicks to make it easier for you and your guests to eat and dip them.

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