These juicy Sausage Cheese Balls are great for appetizers or for breakfast! They will easily become a holiday staple and be requested in advance by everyone. Definitely save this snack recipe to serve at your next party. You can make them ahead of time because this is a freezer-friendly recipe! We take our appetizer recipes very seriously around here:)
Sausage Cheese Balls
This easy recipe combines breakfast sausage and cheddar cheese for a very flavorful appetizer (think: parties, holidays, and the super bowl!). But, dipped in maple syrup alongside pancakes, you’ve got an AMAZING breakfast side too! The classic ingredients create a flavor that everyone loves.
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Sausage Balls Recipe
This recipe couldn’t be any easier and it’s meant to serve a crowd. These sausage balls will be the first thing to disappear off the food table, they’re that good! Other recipes require biscuit mix or baking mix (Bisquick), but not my easy recipe! Plus, they’re low-carb and keto, because they don’t include the extra carbohydrates from powder.
In a medium to large mixing bowl, combine the sausage, eggs, and cheese. This can be done with a stand mixer, but just like traditional meatballs or meatloaf, it’s easiest to mix by hand. I prefer a block of sharp cheddar cheese that I shred myself. When you grate the cheese yourself, the cheese melts more smoothly. However, pre-shredded cheese works too. Any kind of cheese you love works, including pepper jack cheese for extra spice.
Sausage Balls with Cheese Appetizer
Larger sausage balls are 2 tablespoons of meat mixture. In this case, you’ll get 12 juicy sausage balls. Mini sausage balls are 1 tablespoon of meat mixture, in which case you’ll have 24 smaller sausage cheeseballs (perfect to serve with a toothpick!). Place the sausage balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t have parchment paper? You can use a non-stick cooking spray instead.
The oven does most of the work in this recipe. Serve them warm with dips like ranch dressing, chive and onion sour cream, or honey mustard. If you’re making them for breakfast, these tasty and hearty protein bites are wonderful alongside pancakes or biscuits with maple syrup sauce to dip.
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Sausage Cheese Balls
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowl
- Tablespoon (for measuring)
- 1 pound tube of ground sausage
- 1½-2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs
- Pre-heat oven to 375°
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage, eggs, and cheese. This can be done with a mixer, but just like traditional meatballs or meatloaf, it's easiest to mix by hand.
For 12 large sausage balls
- Larger sausage balls are 2 tablespoons of meat mixture. Roll the sausage into ball shapes and place them on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper
- Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through
For 24 mini sausage balls
- Mini sausage balls are 1 tablespoon of meat mixture. Roll the sausage into ball shapes and place them on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through