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Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

There is a reason Bisquick sausage balls are popular during the holidays – these munchies are pure ecstasy.

And not only does this American classic never fail to disappoint, but it’s also oh so easy to make too! 

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Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick sausage balls are a certified crowd-pleaser. It’s one of those treats that disappear in a matter of minutes.

Whether I make them for the holidays, bring them to tailgates, or just serve them on a random Wednesday, they’re always a hit.

The best part is that these ridiculously flavorful balls come together in just a few minutes! You can whip up a huge batch in no time, making it the perfect party food. 

So, if you want to please your family and friends at your next gathering, but don’t want to go through all that effort, then look no further. This recipe is for you!

And if you want more easy dishes that don’t take a ton of time, you’ll love these simple Bisquick recipes.

What are Bisquick Sausage Balls?

Bisquick sausage balls are a scrumptious snack made with sausage and Bisquick baking mix. If you can’t picture it, imagine what it would be like if meatballs and muffins were to have a baby.

They’ve got that nice biscuit-like consistency thanks to the baking mix.

As for the taste, it’s a glorious combination of sausage and cheese – rich, meaty, cheesy, and downright delicious. They’re as big as golf balls, so you can devour each piece in one to two bites.

They make a great breakfast component, tailgate snack, and holiday appetizer.

Bowl of Sausage Balls

What Kind of Pork Sausage Should I Use?

While the original recipe calls for ground pork sausage, you’re free to choose whatever sausage you want!

These options are at the top of my list:

  • Maple syrup breakfast sausage
  • Sage sausage
  • Italian sausage
  • Spiced sausage
  • Chorizo

I also find that cheap and fatty sausage makes the best sausage balls. They’re super greasy, which makes the balls incredibly moist and addictive.

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The Best Cheese for Bisquick Sausage Balls

When it comes to cheese, the sky’s the limit, too! I love the sharpness of Cheddar cheese, but you can substitute or add more cheeses as you please.

Try any or a mix of these cheeses:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepper Jack
  • Colby Jack
  • Monterey Jack
  • Parmesan
  • Cheese Whiz 

Cheese tastes good with meat no matter what, so don’t be afraid to get creative. Have fun customizing those balls!

Whatever cheese you use, be sure to shred it yourself. Don’t use pre-shredded cheese because it doesn’t melt as well.

Why are my Bisquick Sausage Balls Dry?

This occurs when the ratio of Bisquick to sausage is off. To keep this from happening, don’t put too much baking mix.

Just stick to the measurement specified in the recipe and you’ll be fine!

But, just in case your batter turns out dry, simply add milk to thin it out. Start with 1/4 cup of milk and just add more if necessary.

Another thing that can lead to dry sausage balls is using pre-shredded cheese.

Pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt as well and doesn’t have the moisture that freshly-grated cheese has. 

Moisture is essential in this recipe! You’ll only end up with dry sausage balls if you don’t! 

The last culprit is low-fat sausage. These balls get a lot of juiciness from the fat of the sausage. That said, you’ll want sausage with a high in fat.

Tips and Tricks for the Bet Bisquick Sausage Balls

  • Let the sausage and cheese warm to room temperature before you use them. This will make it a lot easier to combine the ingredients.
  • Line your baking sheets with a layer of parchment paper to make clean-up a lot easier.
  • No Bisquick on hand? No problem! Bisquick mix is easy to replicate. Just combine these ingredients and you’re all set:
    • flour
    • baking powder
    • salt
    • melted butter
    • shortening
    • coconut oil

Recipe Variations

  • Spice things up with your favorite herbs, spices, and seasonings. I highly recommend these:
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Chives
    • Curry powder
    • Basil
    • Parsley
    • Celery seeds
    • Minced green onions
    • Dry ranch
    • Red pepper flakes
  • If you’re on a Gluten-Free diet or serving guests who are, no worries! You can substitute gluten-free Bisquick for the baking mix and just use gluten-free sausage and cheese instead.
  • Here’s another healthy option: use turkey sausage. Now, turkey sausage has less fat, so the sausage balls will have a little less moisture. But, all things considered, they still make a delicious snack.
  • If you’re on a low-carb diet, but still want to enjoy these heavenly balls, use CarbQuik low carb flour or Hearsmart Bisquick. If you need to add liquid to the batter, use almond milk.

What to Serve with Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick sausage balls are already tasty on their own, but with the right dip, they’ll taste even more phenomenal.

You can’t go wrong with a simple gravy or a mayo-mustard dip.

But, you can also kick things up a notch with a creamy sweet chili dip.

It adds a creamy and spicy layer to the snack that just elevates its flavor to a whole new level.

It’s easy, too. Just combine sour cream, mayo, and Thai sweet chili. For the measurements, just follow what your taste buds tell you!

Sausage Balls

Can You Freeze Bisquick Sausage Balls?

Absolutely! That’s another thing I love about sausage balls. I can make a huge batch ahead of time, freeze them, and just cook or reheat whenever I’m in the mood.

Sure, you won’t get the same freshly baked texture, but they’re still delicious, nonetheless. Whether you freeze them raw or baked, they’ll still taste fabulous.

To freeze raw sausage balls, just roll them up and freeze the balls on a cookie sheet for several hours. Then, transfer them into a ziplock bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 3 to 4 months.

You can defrost them for 20 to 30 minutes before baking, or just bake them frozen. Just double the baking time if that’s the case.

If you’re thawing baked sausage balls, just bake them at 300 degrees until heated all the way through. Or just give them a quick spin in the microwave to reheat.

Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

Servings

24

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

176

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 1 sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)

  • 1 pound 1 ground pork sausage

  • 2 cups 2 Bisquick baking mix

  • 1 tablespoon 1 freezer-dried chives (optional)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 milk (add if needed)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground sausage, Bisquick mix, and shredded cheese.
  • Shape the mixture into 24 golf ball-sized balls. Place the balls on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite dip on the side!
Bisquick Sausage Balls

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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