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Bisquick Sausage Balls

This easy Bisquick Sausage Balls recipe has just four ingredients and is always a popular party appetizer. These cheesy, flavorful bites can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving!

These super easy Bisquick Sausage Balls have just four ingredients, loads of sausage flavor and a cream cheese makes them moist and delish! Serve with mustard, your favorite dipping sauce or just on their own.

Bisquick Sausage Balls are one of those recipes I assumed every person on the planet knew how to make, like rumaki or bacon-wrapped pickles. I guess because they’ve been around for so long and I’ve enjoyed them at so many football parties, it never occurred to me to post the simple recipe.

A friend recently commented that she’d love to make Bisquick Sausage Balls for the Super Bowl. I am happily obliging!

I’ve made several versions of these over the years, but I always come back to the cream cheese sausage balls. They have an overall better texture and the flavor is amazing!

Bisquick Sausage Balls Ingredients

These Bisquick Sausage Balls call for just four ingredients…

  • Sausage
  • Cream cheese
  • Bisquick
  • Shredded cheese

…yet they’re so flavorful and always great to please a crowd. And they’re so simple to make! Just mix everything thoroughly, form the sausage mixture into balls and bake! Be sure to line your sheet pan with aluminum foil to make cleanup a breeze.

If you’re a garlic lover, try adding some garlic powder, too! I usually add about 1/2 tsp garlic powder and another 1/2 tsp of onion powder, but feel free to add more.

You can use any pork sausage you like: breafast sausage, spicy Italian sausage, or any other mild or hot sausage that you like.

Bisquick Sausage Balls on a sheet pan ready for the oven

Tips for making the BEST sausage balls

  • Shred your own cheese – this helps keep them moist since pre-shredded cheese is coated with cellulose to prevent it from clumping in the bag. Unfortunately this also means it blocks moisture and can dry out your cheesy sausage balls.
  • Use a hand or stand mixer as the mixture is really thick. It’s not mandatory but it does make it easier.
  • As with similar recipes like meatballs, use a cookie scoop to get them as close to the same size as possible. You want them all to be done at the same time so that none overcook.
  • If you’re low-carb or Keto, replace the Bisquick with Carbquik (also check out these delicious low-carb recipes that all use Carbquik)

How to serve

Once these are baked you can put them on a pretty serving platter and either put a toothpick in each sausage ball or keep a container on the tray.

I always serve mine with plain yellow mustard but I’ve listed a few below to give you more ideas. They can also be enjoyed just on their own!

Dipping Sauces For Sausage Balls

I love sausage balls on their own, straight from the oven. But I’m also a sucker for a good dipping sauce. You can serve these with any number of sauces and condiments, but here are a few of my favorites:

  • CREAMY MUSTARD SAUCE : Mix together yellow or dijon mustard with a small amount of heavy cream (you can also use mayo or sour cream). Add a few dashes of hot sauce if you like.
  • BALSAMIC DIJON SAUCE : Balsamic vinegar and cream cheese sausage balls go surprisingly well together! Simply mix together 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (even better if it’s reduced ), 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp mayonnaise and a pinch of sugar.
  • READY-MADE CONDIMENTS : Ranch dressing and marinara sauce are both great choices. Pesto is also delicious, as well as queso or spinach queso dip. I usually put a couple of choices out so there’s something for everyone.
  • READY-MADE DIPS & SPREADS: Try Green Onion, French Onion, Jalapeño, Sour Cream or Sour Cream & Chives. Any of the ready made dips or dry chip dip packets will work. You can also make homemade dips with the flavors.

More dipping sauces to try include BBQ, Creole Remoulade, Sweet Chili, Sweet & Sour, Honey Mustard, Mustard BBQ, Ketchup, Spicy Catsup, Hot Sauce

These super easy Bisquick Sausage Balls have just four ingredients, loads of sausage flavor and a cream cheese makes them moist and delish! Serve with mustard, your favorite dipping sauce or just on their own.

How to make Bisquick mix

I almost always have a box of Bisquick around. On the rare occasion that I’ve been out and didn’t have time to go to the store, I’ve made it from scratch. Here are the ingredients to make enough for this recipe if you don’t have any on hand:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cold butter

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until it’s well-incorporated. You can reduce the baking powder if using it for sausage cheese balls but not if using to make biscuits, pancakes, etc.

Do Bisquick Sausage Balls need to be refrigerated?

They do need to be refrigerated but they’re best served at room temperature. If you’re not serving them right away, place them in the refrigerator and set them out about 30-60 minutes before enjoying.

This easy Bisquick Sausage Balls recipe has just four ingredients and is always a popular party appetizer.

Can you freeze sausage balls?

Yes, you can definitely freeze them! Place them on a sheet pan for about an hour, then transfer them to a freezer bag for up to 3 months. I’ve left them in the freezer longer, but I find that 3 months is best. To reheat, just pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time until they’re piping hot.

How long are sausage balls good for?

Sausage balls will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months if frozen. They’re best if eaten within a few days. They make a wonderful make-ahead appetizer!

These super easy Bisquick Sausage Balls have just four ingredients, loads of sausage flavor and a cream cheese makes them moist and delish! Serve with mustard, your favorite dipping sauce or just on their own.

Bisquick Sausage Balls

Yield: About 24 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Bisquick Sausage Ball recipe is incredibly simple to make and is always a hit at parties! Best of all, it has just four ingredients and can be served with any number of sauces or condiments for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Carbquik
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Put the sausage and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix it just until combined. Add the Bisquick baking mix and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the cheese and mix in on low speed, again, just until combined.
  3. Using a meatball or cookie scoop, form balls and roll around in your hand until smooth. Place the balls on a sheet pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes (or longer, they can be covered and kept overnight until ready to bake).
  4. Bake the sausage balls for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Place on a serving tray with toothpicks and a small dish filled with mustard or your favorite dipping sauce (they're good on their own, too)!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Steven

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

I think the Net Carbs on the recipe is from the Bisquick recipe. I see no fiber rate on these and I know that the Carbquick is higher on fiber than that. I love the taste of these with the Carbquick. They are so close in taste you can barely tell the difference. Having folks willing to experiment with converting old recipe's is a godsend.

Sksk0323

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Making low carb version today. Love sausage balls. I like to run some pickled jalapenos through the food processor to add to it for a little kick.

Sharon Dunn

Monday 20th of December 2021

I've made sausage balls numerous times in the past. I've been looking for a dipping sauce for them and found on your website. However, I have never heard about cream cheese sausage balls. Sounds really yummy. Going to try to bake them for family Christmas gathering.

Wanda Jones

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

I am 58 yo and country and have never in my life ever had sausage balls but I am making me some today.. Thank you for the recipe.. I already bought bisquick a couple days ago

Margaret Ewing

Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Making them now, wish me luck!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

How did you like them, Margaret?

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