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Southern Sausage Balls

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These savory little bites will be the star of any party you throw
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This classic Southern appetizer is a staple at holiday gatherings across the region. With just four common pantry ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to make (or more delicious).

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Ready in
30 m
60
Servings
78
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ground sausage
  • 3 Cups biscuit baking mix, such as Bisquik
  • 1 Pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well with hands.

Form mixture in to bite-sized balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

Put formed sausage balls on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sausage Ball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Sausage Ball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.7%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
63mg
6%
Fiber
0.1g
0.6%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Folic acid
5µg
N/A
Iron
0.3mg
1.5%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.4%
Phosphorus
81mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
40mg
1%
Sodium
181mg
8%
Zinc
0.4mg
3%