Monday, January 2, 2012

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls


Now I know most people eat sausage balls as an appetizer, but I like mine at breakfast...actually they are good anytime you eat them.  Sausage balls are my dad's specialty...they are the only thing I've ever seen him cook...and yes...he would make them for breakfast...and that was the only time we ever ate them.

I have never made a single sausage ball in my life...I just eat them.  And since Michael makes the best sausage balls...I convinced him to cook them for me for breakfast.


The secret to Michael's sausage balls is cream cheese.  The cream cheese keeps them from drying out...and the hot sausage gives them a extra kick.


I didn't really realize how easy they were to make...you just mix everything up...Michael used his hands...I think I would use the Kitchen Aid.


Then you roll them into balls and bake...So simple and one of my favorites.

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

1lb hot sausage
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups baking mix (Bisquick)
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the ingredients until well combined.  Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Note: Uncooked sausage balls can be frozen.  Frozen sausage balls will take a few minutes longer to cook.

25 comments:

  1. Anything with sausage and / or cream cheese is a hit in my book. I think I've made these before...or a variation of them and they are wonderful!

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  2. I have sucked at making sausage balls. They were always hard as a brick. Break your teeth hard. I will try this and see if they are better.

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  3. my great aunt used to make something very similar, but not sure she used cream cheese....i think i would prefer the cream cheese addition...i love the little bit of tang it offers. i'm gathering recipes for super bowl sunday...this just might make the list!

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  4. You are not helping my 2012 resolutions at all.

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  5. Sounds like a great breakfast to me. I have some Jimmy Dean Hot sausage in the fridge...but no Bisquick :( Perfect for a super bowl party too!

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  6. Oh my! these look really delicious, I have to try this when I can get my hands on that sausage! :)

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  7. I have never had sausage balls for breakfast, but it makes sense. I hope we see more of Micheal's recipes in the future!

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  8. What a GREAT idea to add cream cheese! I bet they have an amazing flavor! Thanks, Bo - you're awesome!

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  9. I rarely eat breakfast, but you would not have to twist my arm to get me to eat them for lunch or dinner.

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  10. I could eat these anytime... for sure! Love the use of cream cheese... cream cheese is sort of like bacon to me - it makes everything taste better!

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  11. I really like sausage balls, but as you said, they are often dry - great idea uding the cream cheese. I think they'd work excellent for breakfast, but I'd have to top some with a runny yolked egg :-)

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  12. Oh my gosh, yum. Think he could come over and make me some for breakfast? Because really, I'm gonna have to agree that this is killer breakfast food! ;)

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  13. Sausage balls for the breakfast...that sounds fantastic!

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  14. I've made these. Don't like them myself, but they are a crowd pleaser for sure.

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  15. Wow, those look good. It's like meatballs, but for breakfast!

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  16. A classic appetizer and party food, I love these little jewels. My mom never made them but I loved getting them at company parties as a kid.

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  17. I remember someone bringing these in to work over 20 years ago...they were SO good...and I was surprised they were made with Bisquick. Thanks for reminding me of this yummy recipe!

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  18. He makes toast and bacon and eggs too

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  19. I love that you added cream cheese. I bet these are tasty.

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  20. Happy new year Bo! This will be on my menu for my next drinks party :)

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  21. Ooooh, what an amazing idea! I definitely want to make this at our next big brunch! Thanks for the idea!

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  22. I bet these are really good! I don't think I have ever had sausage this way!

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  23. They'd be great for breakfast! I never thought of that and now I will be adding the cream cheese. Thanks!

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  24. OMG I thought I was going to fry my brains out trying to find the ingredients haha. It's very easy. I love it! Thank you...

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