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Sausage Balls

Perfect flavor in every bite, this bisquick sausage ball recipe is the perfect appetizer or snack. Made with sharp cheddar cheese, savory pork sausage, and bisquick, these are done in under 30 minutes. An deliciously easy appetizer finger foods that will feed a crowd! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


  • 1 lb pork ground sausage
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. This will ensure the sausage balls don't stick.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon and then take your hands and mix well with your fingers. The mixture will be very crumbly.
  • Form the mixture into 1 inch balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between palms of your hands to form balls.
  • Place the balls on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and and then serve.


  • Can these be made ahead of time? - Absolutely! But they are best right out of the oven. If you want to get ahead of the game, here's what you need to do:
    • Prepare the ingredients in a bowl and roll into balls.
    • Place the balls on a cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
    • Cook within 1 day of rolling the balls.
  • If you want to make these ahead of time and freeze them, just place the uncooked balls in a gallon size Ziplock bag and put them in the freezer. When you are ready to cook them, pull the baggie out of the freezer and place each ball on a lined cookie sheet. Let them thaw for 20 minutes and then cook according to the directions below.
  • If you want more of a creamy texture, add in a block of cream cheese. Cream cheese sausage balls are also extremely delicious!
  • It's SUPER important to use sharp cheddar cheese. The tanginess in the sharp cheddar cheese brings forth a huge flavor difference from just using a medium or mild cheddar cheese.
  • If you're in a hurry, you can buy a bag of pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese, but I like to buy a block and grate it myself. There is a big taste difference when you grate your own cheese.
  • If you want to spice it up a bit, use a hot pork sausage.
  • How long will these keep in refrigerator? - Key word here…refrigerator. Please don't store these on the counter. If you have any leftovers, you need to keep them stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for 3-4 days.
  • You can reheat them in the microwave for 5-7 seconds, but if you have the time then reheat them in the oven. To reheat, set the oven to 350 and bake for 10-12 minutes. Reheating them in the oven helps bring back some of the crispy texture as where the microwave leaves more of a soggy texture.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg