Sunday, January 29, 2017

Game Day Sausage Balls



I love sausage balls but for some reason only seem to make them during the holidays.  Well, I had a package of sausage that needed to be used and the first thing that came to mind were sausage balls.  Why not make them all year long and especially for game day.  Here is my quick and simple recipe with just one change.  I topped each with a small square of cheese.

1 lb. lean sausage (I use Jimmy Dean Hot)
1 cup Bisquick
2 cups finely shredded cheese (finely shredded blends better and you can use any flavor or blend)
Sliced cheese (I had some white American so that's what I used)

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix sausage, bisquick and shredded cheese blending well.  Roll into 11/2" balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or place each in small muffin tins (I used my small muffin tin which is coated making it stick free.)  Cut each slice of cheese into 9 even squares and place on on top of each ball.  Bake 12-14 minutes or until done, cheese has melted and lightly browned.  I usually get about 40 sausage balls from this recipe.

Adding that little extra cheese makes these even better.  Next time I make them I'm going to use cheddar cheese.
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