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Spicy Hot Sausage Balls

(6 Votes)
about 5 dozen
12 Min

Have you ever seen a crowd of people rush at an appetizer tray before? If not, then just set out a plate of these Spicy Hot Sausage Balls and watch 'em go! No one can resist these little dough balls flavored with spicy sausage meat.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (16-ounce) package hot pork sausage (see Notes)
  • 2 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees  F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Using your hands, knead well until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown and no pink remains in sausage.
  • Make sure to use a packaged hot sausage like Jimmy Dean® brand, and not spicy Italian sausage from the meat counter because the consistency is different.
  • Serve these with your favorite type of mustard or even ketchup as a dipping sauce.

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These sausage balls were dry. Try adding a package of softened cream cheese to the mixture. Form the balls. Put in fridge to firm them up and then bake.

2 cups of biscuit baking mix works much better

The recipe called for biscuit baking mix.

Fireskipper420 used 2 cups of biscuit mix instead of recipe amount of 2 a 1/2 cups which would make the finished product less dry.

I have been making a similar version called Sausage & Cheese Puffs for many years. It calls for 3/4 cup of water. Use 16 ounces of the cheese instead of 4 and cook, crumble and thouroughly drain the grease off the sausage before mixing with the other ingredients. Bake at 400. You can freeze them in a single layer & then put in freezer bags for up to 3 months to have on hand for unexpected guest. I use them for appetizers as well as a breakfast food.

can you make them the day before and than heat them up again?

Sure you can! Our suggestion would be to cook them a bit less than the 12 to 15 minutes, so that when you reheat them, they don't dry out. Enjoy!


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