These easy-to-make Sausage Balls are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or even as an appetizer or hearty afternoon snack. Sausage, cheese, eggs, biscuit mix, chives, and milk are all you need to whip up a batch of this savory treat!
Homemade Sausage Balls
We love a savory breakfast recipe that is easy to make any morning for a quick bite or to serve as a part of a special breakfast or brunch spread. This five-ingredient recipe is super versatile!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Sausage Balls (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):
Sharp cheddar cheese – it’s best to buy a block of cheddar cheese and freshly shred it for this recipe. Cheese that you buy already shredded has less moisture and doesn’t work as well when making these sausage balls.
Ground pork sausage – we used a mild ground sausage, but you can use any flavor you like.
Biscuit baking mix – we used Bisquick, but you can use any similar biscuit mix you like.
Milk – the milk serves to add just enough moisture to allow the mixture to be rolled into balls. Use any milk you like.
Dried chives – the chives are optional but add a nice flavor and a little green color.
How to Make Sausage Balls
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the freshly shredded cheddar cheese, ground sausage, biscuit baking mix, milk, and chives.
Form the dough into 24 balls and place on a large baking sheet.
Bake the balls at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and the sausage is fully cooked.
How to Serve Sausage Balls
Try serving with ketchup, hot sauce, cheese sauce, or combine sour cream with some sweet chili sauce. We also have a few different Fry Sauce Recipes that go amazing with these!
How to Store Leftover Sausage Balls
Keep the leftovers in an airtight food storage container or a zip-top bag. Refrigerate for up to three days and reheat individual servings in the microwave until hot.
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Sausage Balls (Easy and Quick)
- 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 2 cups biscuit baking mix
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the freshly shredded cheddar cheese, ground sausage, biscuit baking mix, milk, and chives.
- Form the dough into 24 balls and place on a large baking sheet.
- Bake the sausage balls at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and the sausage is fully cooked. Serve hot.