Sometimes the simplest things can be the best. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to make yummy hit the spot food. If you are looking for easy sausage balls, my 3 ingredient sausage balls are the perfect solution. A Christmas staple in my family since I was a kid, they make a perfect special occasion treat or a family favorite for breakfast or snack any time of the year!
Did you catch that? Three ingredients… So simple you may already have these things on hand to make it right now! When I’m in search of something to bring to a get-together or prepare for a special occasion often I fall back on this recipe because it is such a crowd pleaser, not to mention, it is SUPER quick to make.
Easy sausage balls are just 3 ingredients away!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb. ground sausage (medium or hot, your preference), remove from fridge and allow to lose chill
1 lb. shredded mild cheddar cheese, remove from fridge and allow to lose chill
2 ¼ c. Bisquick
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Pull sausage and cheese from the fridge and sit on the countertop. The less cold it is, the easier it will be to combine the ingredients.
- Place all three ingredients into a large bowl (Make sure you have plenty of room to mix everything)
- Squeeze all ingredients together, making sure to get the Bisquick from the bottom of the bowl
- When well mixed and it forms a large ball, start rolling 1 ½ inch balls and placing them on a baking sheet. (Line with parchment paper for easy cleanup!)
- Bake at 350 for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they start to brown around the edges and the cheese is thoroughly melted
Notes: This recipe makes about half a gallon size bag. Typically I double it.
When I double the recipe, I will usually use one mild sausage and one hot.
These can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, simply reheat in the microwave
This is delicious with different kinds of mustards. My family specifically love spicy brown mustard
- 1 lb. ground sausage medium or hot (preference) sit out to lose chill
- 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese sit out to lose chill
- 2 1/4 c. Bisquick
Pull sausage and cheese out of the fridge and sit out to allow to lose chill making it easier to mix
Place all three ingredients into a large bowl (make sure you have plenty of room to mix everything well)
Squeeze all ingredients together until it makes a cohesive ball. Make sure you get the Bisquick that will settle in the bottom of the bowl.
Pinch off some and start rolling 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet (Line with parchment paper for easy cleanup!)
Bake at 350° F for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they start to brown around the bottom edges and the cheese is thoroughly melted.
- The recipe makes about half a gallon bag. I typically double the recipe.
- When I double it, I use one regular or mild sausage and one hot.
- These can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, simply reheat in the microwave, it's the only way we eat them!
- These are delicious with different kinds of mustards. Spicy brown mustard is a fan favorite in my family.
Since this recipe is so simple and straightforward, there might be some yummy substitutions to change up the flavor. One thing is for sure it is a go-to staple that will get you out of any snack or breakfast time crunch you find yourself in!
I would love to hear what kinds of substitutions you make to change up the flavor, as well as, any different dipping sauces. Let me know below!