Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls - 3 ingredients & great tips to make the process faster and easier!

Sausage balls are always a hit, right?  I’m going to give you some tips to make them easier and quicker.  

They only require 3 ingredients, 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.  That’s what I call an easy recipe!

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Sausage Balls Recipe

Sausage Balls combined ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use your stand mixer! That’s the trick to fast mixing.  I thought if you can shred chicken in the stand mixer certainly this should make sausage balls a breeze. It does! 

I disliked having to hand mix them so much that I rarely made sausage balls. It took forever to make the ingredients combine enough to form a ball.

The stand mixer whips them up in no time flat.  It’s amazing!  I will never make another sausage ball without my stand mixer…ever.

Shred your own sharp cheddar. Pre-shredded cheese is coated with cellulose to prevent it from caking which can also keep your sausage balls from forming and sticking together properly.

That’s it, just a few simple tricks and you will make sausage balls more often.

Add the Bisquick baking mix, pork sausage, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed until combined.

If you like them spicy use hot sausage instead of regular breakfast sausage.

Sausage Balls - one ball formed on a parchment lined baking sheet

The next tip is to use a cookie scoop.  Forming the balls is much faster with this handy tool.

Scoop equal size portions, form into balls and place on the baking sheet.

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Sausage Balls formed and placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden browned. Allow the cooked sausage balls to cool just a few minutes and serve.

Sausage Balls baked on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

I hope these tips help. My husband is now grateful I figured this out. Yours will be too.

A quick and easy appetizer for holidays, parties, and game days!

Also, try our popular Spinach Artichoke Cups.

Sausage Balls - 3 ingredients & great tips to make the process faster and easier!
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Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls – 3 ingredients & great tips to make the process faster and easier!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balls, easy, pork, sausage
Servings: 36
Calories: 99kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 2 cups baking mix (Bisquick, Pioneer Brand)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, regular or spicy
  • 10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Scoop equal portions using a cookie scoop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Reply

    Oh my this looks good!! thanks for sharing on What’s for dinner!

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    Wow, this looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us for Tuesday Talk! I need to add this to my recipe to-do list! Pinning! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

  3. Reply

    I made some of these after eating some that a coworker had made. There yummy! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Reply

      You are so welcome Linda! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Reply

    This is one of my favorite recipes! My mother made these every Christmas. I have made them but hate the mess but now I feel more inspired to try again with the ice cream scoop. Great hack!

    1. Reply

      Traci, thank you for stopping by! These tricks certainly helped me want to make them more often. (use a cookie scoop 😉 )

  5. Reply

    I always over cook my sausage balls. so afraid of undercooked pork. I’ll give your recipe a try! thanks

    1. Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, Karen!

  6. Reply

    I haven’t had sausage balls in years! Thank you for reminding me about them, I will make up a bunch soon! Thank you for linking up with us at the #WednesdayShowcaseParty

  7. Reply

    Looks delicious and pretty simple too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Cascia!

  8. Reply

    These look yummy! Thanks for the recipe and the great photos! Since it is after the holidays and I enjoy too many goodies, I would also appreciate seeing a calorie count.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Pam! I am not a registered dietitian. I recommend utilizing online calorie counters at your discretion to obtain such information.

  9. Reply

    My son would adore these! Cheese and sausages are his favourite!

  10. Reply

    This recipe is so simple. I love a good meatball and I just might be able to convert this one over to gluten free. Having Celiac disease leaves me without a choice on eating GF. I know Bisquick has a GF option, but I haven’t tried using it.

    Have you tried making them without the cheese? Dairy is another thing I’m unable to eat. I miss cheese so much.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia- Co-Hostess
    Reinvented Collection5 stars

    1. Reply

      Sorry Olivia, I have never tried them without cheese. I am a HUGE cheese fan and put it in everything possible. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  11. Reply

    Who can resist a sausage ball? These look so good, thanks for the great tips, I will have to give this a try soon! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  12. Reply

    Delicious sausage balls, love the idea of using kitchenaid mixer. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  13. Reply

    You can never go wrong with Sausage Balls, these look so good, it’s time to make some. Your recipe looks very good. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen5 stars

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    I remember my mom making sausage balls every holiday! Now, I need to make these. #ShareWithMe

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    OH my son would absolutely love this. Great recipe. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme5 stars

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    These are always a hit a a party or pot luck!! Thanks for sharing on my Link Party “My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday” !! Hope to see you you tomorrow! Pinned!

  17. Reply

    I think your recipe is fantastic! However, since I do not have a stand mixer I use a different preparation method. I simply grate the cheese in my food processor, dump the cheese into a heavy bottom pot, soften the cheese slightly on the lowest of settings until it can easily be mixed by hand with the sausage. I add the Bisquick a cup or so at a time to the mixture, and knead it as any regular dough. Then I pinch off the dough into small portions, then gently roll the pinched portions into bite size balls. After this, all that’s left to do is divide the balls into assorted pans. I place everything in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. The pans closest to the bottom of the oven gets done more quickly and must be monitored and removed first. For me, this hands on process is quick, easy and relaxing. I have done this for years with excellent results.

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