Sausage Balls

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Sausage Balls Sausage Balls

Servings: 5 dozen sausage balls, about 1 cup dip
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
3 cups Bisquick baking mix
1   1-pound package ground sausage
1/8 tablespoon Pepper

1 tablespoon mustard
1 cup mayonnaise





Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl.  Mix well with your fingers.  The mixture will be very crumbly. 

Form into 1 inch balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between the palms of your hands to form balls.

Place the balls on the baking sheet.  Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.  To prevent sticking, move the balls with a spatula halfway through cooking.

To make the dip, combine mustard and mayonnaise. Serve with sausage balls.

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Reader Comments:


WAY TO MUCH FLOUR , probably would only use 2 cups

By Anonymous on February 03, 2014


you inspire me to cook

By solandra on January 29, 2014


I rate this a 5! With these changes: Add 1/4 butter to the mix to help it stay together. I used Gluten Free Bisquick and that is probably what made it SOOOO crumbly. But I added the butter, some garlic powder - California style - and that batch turned out better!! Am taking them to our square dance club tonight, so we shall see!!

By Wanda on December 03, 2013


Made this recipe last night. The only difference I added a small amount of milk. Worked great. Thanks for the recipe anyway. S D

By S D Ellisor on November 25, 2013


I have many of ur books but I love ur internet site with all the recipes.....n I do make some of them every time I read ur e mail. Love u Paula

By Joyce mayo on September 27, 2013


I like your resepy

By Petronela paula kaka on June 25, 2013


thank you for helping me with this receipe. i had some frozen meat balls and needed a way to prepare them for a dish for my friends wedding.she wanted finger food,so this was the perfect solution to my problem thank you,again for a wonderful show.MRS BLAIR.

By frances blair on April 24, 2013


Cleta Pressley, Thanks for contacting us, do you remember the date of the show? If so, you can easily look up aired show recipes at our Show Schedule page. Thanks for visiting, here at Paula Deen we encourage you to keep on trying our recipes!

By Anonymous on March 13, 2013


I have been trying to find a recipe I saw you and your son make last week. You used 3 cups biscuit flour, 4 sausage link, 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese. You put 1/2 tomato on top. After baking 12 mins. you put oven on broil to toast tomatoes last few mins. I could not get it all to stick together. I added skim milk to help hold it together. It turned out ok. I just wondered if I did not write something down. I will wait on reply. Thank you.

By Cleta Pressley on March 12, 2013


There has got to be some missing bit of instructions or ingredient on this. I tried making last night and it being 'crumbly' is a HUUUUGE understatement. It was terrible to work with. The ingredients would not come together at all and it came out so dry once I cooked them. I give it two thumbs down.

By jessica on January 01, 2013


I make your Sweet Potato Bake every year for Thanksgiving... tradition in our house up here!!! <3 I would love to make these sausage balls and serve as suggested. Where can I get these little serving 'cups' ?

By Bonnie Mottaghi on November 29, 2012


Hey Paula!!! You and Jamie did a really quick recipe recently that used 4 sausages and biscuit mix ---- formed into balls --thumprinted and then a 1/2 cherry tomatoe ------- I am so sorry to trouble you ------ but I just can't find that recipe anywhere on your site or n foodtv ---- help!!! It just seems to be the perfect lil bite for our upcoming holiday dinner --- thanks so much for your help! caroline

By Caroline on September 09, 2012


i love this ricipe easy and fun to make with the kids!

By linda claiborne on August 08, 2012


I have had these once before. I had seen the recipe on the Food Network and my family and I loved, loved, loved this recipe. I am doing a brunch this weekend with my toughest critic...My Dad and Step-Mom. Dad is funny about trying different takes on things but I am confident that he will love these.

By Terri Jeffcocat on April 26, 2012


These turned out delicious! A helpful hint is to have the sausage and cheese at room temperature before you mix with Bisquick. This makes it easier to mix in the Bisquick. The mixture will still be a little crumbly but the heat from your hands when forming the balls will help keep the mixture together. I bake them for 30 minutes as we like them crispy. Just make sure you don't burn on bottom. Paula's recipes are true authentic southern comfort food.

By Janice on January 31, 2012


Love these sausage balls and the recipe is perfect as is! I have made them many times and they are always perfect. I bake them on my Pampered Chef stoneware bar pan which really helps keep them from browning too much on the bottom. Please just try the recipe as is before you attempt to tweak it, you will not be disappointed!

By Taryn on December 22, 2011


i just made the sausage balls ,very good my family really enjoyed them ....thanks so much

By dawn clemens-true on November 29, 2011


Lisa it calls for 3 cups of Bisquick not 4. That is probably where ya went wrong. I looooove them!!!

By Anonymous on September 22, 2011


Does anyone actually try these recipes before reviewing? I made exactly as Paula suggested and the consistency was literally so dry that I had to throw it away. There is no way you used 4 cups of bisquick and 1 lb of sausage and were able to form balls!!

By Lisa on September 03, 2011


The first time I made these I could have kicked myself for listening to one of the reviews and using 1.5 cup of Bisquick instead of the 3 cups Paula recommend. Won't do that again, EVER! The second time I made them I followed the recipe to a T and they were gone in a flash!! Thanks, Paula.

By Tori on August 12, 2011

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