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Bisquick Sausage Balls

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

Bisquick Sausage Balls on a white plate with a small dish of mustard.

Bisquick Sausage Balls are one of those recipes I assumed every person on the planet knew how to make. 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 cleared that up for me a few weeks ago when she 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! 

Three cream cheese sausage balls on a silver plate next to a small dish of mustard for dipping.

These Bisquick Sausage Balls call for just four ingredients – sausage, cream cheese, Bisquick and cheese – yet they’re so flavorful and always great to please a crowd. Just mix it thoroughly, form into balls and bake! Be sure to line your sheet pan to make cleanup a breeze.

Bisquick sausage balls on a sheet pan, ready for the oven.

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:

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. I usually put a couple of choices out so there’s something for everyone.
A white serving plate filled with Bisquick Sausage Balls with a small dish of yellow mustard in the middle


How to make your own Bisquick

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. I’ve used this recipe with good success. Best of all, it has just four ingredients!

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.

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.

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.

I have a few of these family recipes around and I’ve decided I’m going to post more since the Super Bowl will be here in just a few days! My mom’s Clam Dip is coming (it originated with my grandmother); we never have a family gathering without it. SO good!

More appetizer recipes you’ll love:

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 with Mustard Sauce

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.


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


  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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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?

Jennifer Farley

Thursday 4th of February 2016

These are so perfect for super bowl sunday!

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 8th of February 2016



Thursday 4th of February 2016

These sausage balls look totally amazing!

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 8th of February 2016

Thanks Christin!

Laura Kumin

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

I'm with your friend - I've have never made these and actually never even heard of them. But now that you've shown me how delicious-looking and simple they are, I probably won't be able to get them out of my mind until I give them a try.

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 8th of February 2016

Hope you enjoy them, Laura :)