Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sausage Balls Recipe

Everyone loves to nosh on something while waiting for dinner to be served, so here’s a quick and easy appetizer you can prepare up to a month in advance. It’s quick, simple, inexpensive, and sure to be a hit!

  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 2 cups dry baking mix (i.e., Bisquick)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Optional: 1 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tsp minced garlic
Cook sausage; drain and crumble; set aside.

Toss dry baking mix and shredded cheese together; combine with sausage and seasonings. Add milk and thoroughly mix ingredients together using your hands. Form into balls (walnut-size or smaller).

Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 F for approximately thirty minutes or until sausage is completely cooked. (Cooking time will depend on the size of the balls you make.)

Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for two months.

NOTE: You can store unbaked sausage balls in the freezer, as well. When ready to bake, remove from freezer and thaw completely before baking.

DIP: Make a quick and easy dip for the sausage by mixing together 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1-2 tbsp. of spicy brown mustard (can also use honey mustard).

1 comment:

  1. I bet I haven't made these in over 30 years ... they sound so good I may just whip up a batch, esp. since they freeze well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Merry Christmas!