Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls

These easy cheesy sausage balls are delicious and more-ish! Perfect as party appetizers or to enjoy for breakfast! These sausage balls can be made ahead, even frozen before or after baking. Can also be made completely gluten-free.

During one of our ladies’ bible study, a lady from our church brought these delicious sausage balls for our brunch. We do our study on Saturday mornings and usually, a lady or 2 are assigned to bring some food.

We all loved these sausage balls of deliciousness! We all complimented her on her yummy sausage balls and quite a few of us asked for the recipe.

I was surprised when she mentioned they were only made of 3 ingredients (the original recipe, at least). They were: bulk sausage, cheese, and baking mix. However, she modified them a bit by adding some herbs and a little bit of spicy kick!

As you can imagine, when I got home I immediately searched for these sausage balls online. I actually found the original Betty Crocker 3-ingredient sausage balls. Being me, I wanted to go beyond just the three basic ingredients and add my own spin.

Not only that, I wanted to make a completely gluten-free version for my dear husband who can only eat gluten-free food, Thankfully, I discovered that Betty Crocker actually has a gluten-free version of its original baking mix.

I bought the gluten-free baking mix, made my own combination of herbs to add to the original recipe, and voila – the result is the most sumptuous easy, and cheesy sausage balls!

My family ate these all up and said it’s a keeper! I brought these sausage balls to one of our church Christmas parties and I came home nearly empty-handed! Even though one batch of this recipe makes about 60 sausage balls, only about 6 were left at the end of the night. It was the best appetizer indeed!

CAN THESE EASY CHEESY BALLS BE MADE AHEAD?

Yes. I sometimes mix the ingredients for the sausage balls a day ahead and cook them the next day.

CAN THESE EASY CHEESY BALLS BE FROZEN?

Yes, these sausage balls can be frozen before or after baking. If freezing before baking, simply mix the ingredients first then form them into balls. To freeze line them up in one layer rather than lumping them all together so they’re easier to separate. Can be baked from frozen. Simply adjust the baking time.

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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR EASY CHEESY SAUSAGE BALLS?

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free or regular Bisquick (or any pancake/baking mix of your choice)
  • 16 oz bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup milk
  • Barbecue sauce or sweet chili sauce for dipping, if desired (optional)

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE EASY CHEESY SAUSAGE BALLS?

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line with parchment paper or lightly grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients except the dipping sauce in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls. A small cookie scooper is handy for this. Place in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake uncovered for 24 to 27 minutes or until nicely browned. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

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Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls

These are easy cheesy sausage balls are delicious and more-ish! Perfect as party appetizers or to enjoy for breakfast! These sausage balls can be made ahead, even frozen before or after baking. Can also be made completely gluten-free.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cheesy sausage balls, gluten free cheesy sausage balls, gluten free sausage balls baking mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 60 pieces
Calories 56 kcal
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free or regular Bisquick or any pancake/baking mix of your choice
  • 16 oz bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup milk
  • Barbecue sauce or sweet chili sauce for dipping, if desired (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line with parchment paper or lightly grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients except the dipping sauce in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls. A small cookie scooper is handy for this. Place in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake uncovered for 24 to 27 minutes or until nicely browned. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  1. Sonal Gupta
    January 7, 2023 / 12:44 am

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe tonight and came out delicious! Thanks for detailed instructions.

  2. Gina Abernathy
    January 7, 2023 / 10:27 am

    5 stars
    Sausage balls usually make an appearance in our home several times a year. They are perfect for breakfast as well as an appetizer. Love the flavors in your recipe.

  3. Cara Campbell
    January 7, 2023 / 11:22 am

    5 stars
    Oh my god, these were way too good. Completely addicting, and I’ll be making them on repeat for sure. Cheese in meatballs? Why didn’t I think of that?!

  4. Janie
    January 7, 2023 / 11:57 am

    5 stars
    These sausage balls were so bomb! It’s a great appetizer to serve for football Sundays and the guys killed it!

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