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!
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! When you Google search the Pioneer Woman sausage balls, you’re directed to a pizza roll recipe. I’m sure if she made sausage balls her recipe would be fabulous! Let’s hope she soon develops a recipe so we can all have variety in this tasty finger food.
Bisquick was developed as a baking convenience in the 1930s. We’re still using it today to whip up quick and easy Bisquick 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!
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE
- 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!
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.
Bisquick Sausage Balls Ingredients
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.
- Milk: I use whole milk.
- Bisquick: I use the original Bisquick mix.
- Raw Pork Sausage: I like Jimmy Deen sausage, either regular or the sage flavor.
- Cheddar Cheese: I like the extra flavor sharp or extra sharp adds.
- Italian Seasoning: I use McCormick perfect pinch 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
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.
Recipe Notes For Bisquick Sausage Balls:
No Bisquick– There’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 Safety– We’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 tips– Sausage 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.
Storing + Freezing + Make-Ahead
- How To Store Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, store them in the fridge.
- Can These 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!
- Made-Ahead Tips: 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!
Dipping Sauce For Sausage Balls:
I always serve dipping sauces with my sausage balls. Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is my favorite. BBQ sauce, hot mustard, or simple ranch dressing work too!
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 them: Knorr Spinach Dip, Cheesy 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.
More Amazing Bisquick Recipes
- Bisquick Biscuits
- Bisquick Breakfast Casserole
- Bisquick Sausage Muffins
- Bisquick Banana Bread
- Impossibly Easy Ham and Swiss Pie
- Bisquick Dumplings
- Bisquick Blueberry Muffins
- Bisquick Chicken Fingers
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Bisquick Sausage Balls
- 3 Cups Bisquick
- 1 Pound Pork Sausage
- 16 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- 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.
- Bake until brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Best served warm.
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