These Bisquick sausage balls are loaded with deliciousness. They combine savory pork sausage with sharp cheddar cheese, and Italian seasoning to make for a ridiculously flavorful appetizer that's to die for.
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The Best Bisquick Sausage Balls
If you're in need of the perfect party appetizer - or even just a delicious snack to break you out of your routine - then you've got to try this Bisquick sausage balls recipe. It creates little bites of savory heaven that are just so addictive and will keep you coming back for me.
Honestly, the combination of savory sausage with cheddar cheese makes for an already irresistible dish. Then, when you add the magical ingredient - Bisquick baking mix - you get tender, fluffy, and flavorful sausage balls that everyone will love!
What's even better than how they taste is how easy they are to make. Seriously, all you have to do to make these homemade sausage balls is mix the ingredients, shape the sausage into bite-sized balls, and then bake them to golden brown perfection.
If you're throwing a party or are looking for another delicious appetizer to bring over to a friend's house, these Red Lobster stuffed mushrooms pair great with these sausage cheese balls. Oh, and both of those appetizers also go great served with this ranch water cocktail!
- Bisquick baking mix- this is what gives the sausage balls the most incredible texture,
- Pork sausage- turkey sausage and breakfast sausage work great too.
- Sharp cheddar cheese- or any shredded cheddar cheese.
- Milk- I used whole milk, but any kind works,
- Italian seasoning and fresh parsley- for a little added flavor.
By the way, you can actually use a lot of these same ingredients to make this sausage casserole recipe. So, if you love usage, you'll want to check that out next! Oh, and for another version of sausage balls, you can use some of them to make these cream cheese sausage balls.
How To Make Bisquick Sausage Balls
Step 1: Prep Work
First, you'll want to preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, you can take out a large bowl and add the Bisquick baking mix (or gluten free Bisquick mix), ground pork sausage, shredded cheddar cheese, milk of your choice, and Italian seasonings to it.
Then, you can give all of these ingredients a good mix with a rubber spatula, wooden spoon, or your hands until the ingredients fully combine into the ground sausage. Also, if the ingredients aren't coming together, don't be afraid to get in there with your hands!
Step 2: Form The Sausage Balls
Ok, now that the sausage mixture is good to go, you can use a cookie scoop to scoop out two tablespoon-sized sausage balls. Then, use your hands to shape the mixture into a ball. You'll want to squeeze each sausage ball lightly so they hold its shape.
After you form each sausage ball, place it on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart from one another.
Step 3: Bake The Sausage Balls
Now, once you've formed all of your sausage balls, you can put the baking sheet in the oven and bake them for about 20-25 minutes - or until they're crispy and golden brown. Just keep in mind that you may have to bake them in batches depending on the size of your baking sheet.
Finally, to finish them up, you can sprinkle them with fresh parsley and serve them warm with your favorite dipping sauce. My favorite dipping sauces to serve them with are this Chick-Fil-A sauce, this big mac sauce, or this Alabama white sauce.
Make Ahead Instructions
If you want to make these Bisquick sausage balls ahead of time, you totally can! They make an amazing quick and easy appetizer if you're hosting. Just prepare the balls up until baking and put them on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover them tightly with plastic wrap, or transfer the balls to airtight containers. You can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Then just bake them as directed when you're ready to serve.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
If you have any leftovers, you can store the sausage Bisquick balls in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Alternatively, if you want to store them for even longer, you can freeze sausage balls in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag with the extra air squeezed out in the freezer for about 1-2 months.
Once you're ready to eat these delicious Bisquick sausage balls again, you can easily reheat them. I recommend reheating them in the oven. Simply put them on a baking sheet and cook them at 300°F for about 10-12 minutes or until they're fully reheated.
Alternatively, if you have an air fryer, you can place your leftover sausage balls in your air fryer basket and then reheat them at 325°F for about 3-4 minutes - or until they reach your desired temperature.
By the way, if you're starting from frozen sausage balls, either defrost them in the fridge overnight or just add more time to one of the reheating methods I just mentioned.
These Bisquick sausage balls are the perfect appetizer, but if you're looking for some equally delicious and easy appetizer recipes to make, we have a ton on the blog for you to try! Here are some reader favorites:
- IKEA Swedish meatballs
- McDonald's french fries
- Meatballs and rice
- Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets
- Stuffed pepper casserole
- Fried jalapenos
- 3 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 1 pound Pork Sausage
- 1 ½ cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
- ½ cup Milk
- 1 ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
- Fresh Parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the parsley). Mix with your hands or spatula until they fully combine.
- Using a cookie scoop and scoop some of the sausage mixture. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls, squeezing the sausage balls, so they hold their shape. Place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake until browned, about 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
- Serve warm for your favorite dipping sauce.
Serving Size:1 sausage ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g