Cheesy {Sausage} Balls- Holiday FAVORITE

These sausage balls are always a hit wherever I bring them. Since it is so close, to the holidays and it just so happens to be my sister’s birthday, I want to share one of her best recipes. My sister actually started making these, for my Aboo (Grandfather) during Christmas. When she made them, we would sneak away so many she started having to make a batch for Aboo and another batch for everyone else. They are THAT addicting. I have since stolen her recipe and made it my own- just a few little changes.

Just like at home, these sausage balls have been a hit at our annual Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving. If you need an appetizer, to hold your family over until the turkey is served, this is the recipe for you.


  • 1lb Tennessee Pride Sausage (Mild or Hot)
  • Almost 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded (1 Cup Sharp, 1 Cup Extra Sharp)
  • 1 Cup Bisquick (it’s okay to go a little over 1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp Hot Sauce (I use Franks Red Hot Original)

***Extra Tips and Info Below


  1. Set the sausage out for 30 minutes before using
  2. Preheat oven 375°F
  3. Placing the 1lb sausage in a large bowl, add (roughly) 1/3 of the Bisquick and 1/3 of the cheese to the sausage and use your hands to knead ingredients together. Repeat this step two more times until all of the Bisquick, cheese and sausage looks like the picture below- one large ball.
  4. Add 1 tbsp Hot Sauce to the large sausage mixture/ball. 
  5. Form walnut sized balls and place them on a greased baking sheet or parchment paper (pic below).
  6. Cook for 15 mins, cool for 5 mins and enjoy!



{Extra Tips & Info}

Sausage: For this recipe, I prefer to use Tennessee Pride. 

Cheese: I use one cup of Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese and one cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Tillamook)

Hot&Spicy: If you like a KICK, use HOT Sausage and add as much hot sauce as you want/can handle.

Cook Time: I like Sausage Balls a little crispy. If you want them to be softer, bake for 10-12 mins (depending on your oven).

***DIP: This is something I added and highly suggest, I like to make Buttermilk Ranch to dip the sausage balls in. I absolutely despise “bottled” ranch, so I use the Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch packet and follow the directions on the back…This really adds a little umph to your appetizer!


This is a simple, easy and husband/kid approved recipe, perfect for the winter months too! I hope you will try it out and share with your friends and family. If you have any questions, leave a comment or find me on social media. Enjoy!



P.S. Making these bad boys for the THIRD year, at Friendsgiving…by request 🙂

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