Bisquick Sausage Balls assemble in mere minutes to form bite-sized snacks that are full of flavor & perfect for dipping! Moist, meaty, & of course- delish!

A pile of Bisquick Sausage Balls on a plate with dipping sauces on the side

Bisquick Sausage Balls are simply bite-sized dynamos of flavor! They’re one of those snacks that you can’t stop eating! The perfect party food and so easy to make, they’ll defeat a snack attack any time.

Bisquick Sausage Balls with cream cheese are a common variation, but I prefer the bite of extra sharp cheddar with the sausage. My Bisquick Sausage Balls are moist, meaty, and utterly scrumptious! The Pioneer Woman sausage balls are actually a pizza roll variation. They’re wonderful but way more work to prepare than mine. 

Bisquick was developed as a baking convenience in the 1930s. We’re still using it today to whip up quick and easy recipes. My Impossible Cheeseburger Pie with Bisquick comes together ‘impossibly’ quick for a perfect midweek meal your family will request over and over! For dessert, Bisquick Peach Cobbler capitalizes on that magic mix for a super easy sweet treat! Bisquick Breakfast Casserole  is an easy breakfast recipe that is loaded with sausage, egg, potatoes, and peppers!  Bisquick Coffee Cake  a sweet treat in the morning! 


  • Comes together in minutes.
  • Feeds a crowd.
  • A flavor explosion in every bite.
  • Perfect for buffets, snacks, or breakfast!

What Are Bisquick Sausage Balls?

Bisquick Sausage Cheese Balls are a quick and easy appetizer- perfect for a party, holiday, football, or family gathering! They are kind of like a cross between a sausage and cheese biscuit and a meatball. I know- hard to imagine but absolutely delicious. Trust me on this one!




Bisquick Sausage Balls with dipping sauce on a plate

What Kind Of Pork Sausage Do You Use?

Any raw pork sausage will work for this Bisquick Sausage and Cheese Balls. You can opt for spicy sausage for a bit of kick or even the maple flavored for a breakfast twist. I try to avoid sausage links, but if that’s what you’ve got, just remove the casings! If you’re trying to reduce your Bisquick Sausage Balls calories, consider using low fat, chicken, or turkey sausage.

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Bisquick Sausage Balls?

Prepared Ingredients for Bisquick Sausage Balls

I make my Bisquick Sausage Balls with milk. I find that they have a nicer texture and are moister than the 3 ingredient sausage balls. Besides milk, you’ll need Bisquick, raw pork sausage, cheddar cheese, and Italian seasoning.

You can make sausage balls from scratch, but I prefer the convenience of Bisquick! If you don’t have Bisquick on hand, you can make sausage balls with flour. You’ll also need baking powder and salt to complete the substitution (see recipe notes).

How To Make Bisquick Sausage Balls?

This recipe shows you how to make sausage balls step by step! They really couldn’t be easier! Simply combine all of the ingredients until well mixed and spoon them out on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes while getting the dipping sauces ready! At my house, they disappear almost as fast as I can pull them out of the oven!

Step By Step How To Make Bisquick Sausage Balls

Step By Step: How To Make Bisquick Sausage Balls

1. Preheat oven. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients.
2. Pour in milk.
3. Scoop the mixture using a cookie scoop.
4. Shape it in a 1-inch ball. Place it on the baking sheet and bake.

A pile of Bisquick Sausage Balls on a plate with dipping sauces on the side
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Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick Sausage Balls assemble in mere minutes to form bite-sized snacks that are full of flavor & perfect for dipping! Moist, meaty, & of course- delish!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 28 Sausage Balls
Calories 166 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 3 Cups Bisquick
  • 1 Pound Pork Sausage
  • 16 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a rimmed baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using a cookie scoop, shape into 1-inch balls, squeezing sausage balls so the hold their forms. Place on baking sheet.

  3. Bake until brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Best served warm.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Bisquick Sausage Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 /28 of the recipe)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.67%
Calcium 12%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes For Bisquick Sausage Balls:

No BisquickThere’s no need to suffer an unfulfilled sausage ball craving just because you don’t have Bisquick in the pantry! You can make Sausage Balls without Bisquick. Substitute 3 cups of flour, 3 tsp of baking powder, and ½ tsp of salt.

Pork SafetyWe’re using raw pork, so you’ve got to make sure you use safe pork handling practices. Check the temperature (should be 160° F) of your sausage balls before you pull them from the oven- particularly if you’re making from frozen. They’ll fool you by getting brown on the outside before they’re done in the middle!

Serving tipsSausage balls are best served warm. If you’re putting them out on a buffet or potluck table, keep them toasty in the Crockpot. Just turn on the slow cooker to ‘warm’ before you start to bake and put the piping hot balls in as they come out of the oven. If your sausage is a bit greasy, line the Crockpot with a couple of layers of paper towels.


Bisquick Sausage Balls with dipping sauce on a plate

Can Bisquick Sausage Balls Be Made Ahead Of Time?

This Bisquick Sausage Balls recipe can be made a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to bake! You can cook them ahead of time as well, but the reheated version isn’t as good as the first go around!

Can Bisquick Sausage Balls Be Frozen?

Like most sausage ball recipes, this Bisquick version freezes well. I prefer to form the balls and freeze them raw. Put the balls on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours and then transfer them into a freezer bag. Bake from frozen, and they’ll be just as fresh as if you made them that day!

You can also freeze them baked and reheat them. The texture isn’t quite as nice as freshly baked- but they still taste amazing! They will last in the freezer for about 3-4 months!

 A pile of Bisquick Sausage Balls on a plate with dipping sauces on the side

Dipping Sauce For Sausage Balls:

 I always serve dipping sauces with my sausage balls. BBQ sauce and hot mustard are my favorites, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, or simple ranch dressing work too!

Dipping Bisquick Sausage Balls in sauce

What Is Served With Bisquick Sausage Balls?

Generally, these are served as a finger food alongside dips and other appetizers. Here are a few things I like to with themKnorr Spinach DipCheesy French Pinwheels, Bacon Wrapped Water chestnuts and such. If you want to serve them as a brunch item, they’d go great with my Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole and Blueberry Coffee Cake. 

Bisquick Sausage Balls with dipping sauce on a plate

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