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.