Ask DJ Lyons: Making Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls - Finished Product
Sausage Balls - Finished Product | Source

How to make Sausage Balls

When attending parties and potlucks, I was always thrilled when I found that sausage balls were being served. I enjoyed them so much that I finally asked for the recipe. I was doubly thrilled when I discovered that I only needed three ingredients to make it:

Ingredient #1: Bisquick or Baking Mix

Ingredient #2: Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Ingredient #3: Pork Sausage - Mild Flavor

For your reading, eating, and viewing pleasure - here is a pictorial recipe tutorial so that you can make sausage balls for you and your family and friends. Enjoy!

Ingredient #1: Baking Mix

Ingredient #1: Baking Mix
Ingredient #1: Baking Mix | Source

Ingredient #1: Baking Mix

The first ingredient you need is either Bisquick or Baking Mix. Usually, Baking Mix is more economical than Bisquick. Both work equally as well.

Ingredient #2: Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Ingredient #2: Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Ingredient #2: Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese | Source

Ingredient #2: Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

The second ingredient you need is shredded sharp cheddar cheese. You certainly can use mild cheddar or any other flavor of cheese that you desire. Personally, I feel that sharp cheddar coordinates best with sausage. I feel you need cheese with a strong flavor since the flavor of sausage can sometimes be rather overpowering.

Ingredient #3: Pork Sausage - Mild Flavor

Ingredient #3: Pork Sausage - Mild Flavor
Ingredient #3: Pork Sausage - Mild Flavor | Source

Ingredient #3: Pork Sausage - Mild Flavor

The third and final ingredient you need is Pork Sausage. I prefer using sausage with a mild flavor. You can certainly use sausage with stronger flavors if you are going to be serving people who really enjoy their food with a strong kick to it.

Measure out 2 cups of Baking Mix or Bisquick

Measure out 2 cups of Baking Mix or Bisquick
Measure out 2 cups of Baking Mix or Bisquick | Source

Measure out 2 cups of Baking Mix or Bisquick

Step 1: Measure out 2 cups of Baking Mix or Bisquick.

Measure out 12 to 14 ounces of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Measure out 12 to 14 ounces of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Measure out 12 to 14 ounces of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese | Source

Measure out 12 to 14 ounces of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Step 2: Measure out 12 to 14 ounces of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. If you are going to be serving people who are real cheese lovers, feel free to add even more cheese than that.

My husband adores cheese. He found this measurement of cheese to be just right for him.

Add 2 cups of Baking Mix in Large Bowl

Add 2 cups of Baking Mix in Large Bowl
Add 2 cups of Baking Mix in Large Bowl | Source

Add 2 cups of Baking Mix in Large Bowl

Step 3: Add 2 cups of the Baking Mix or Bisquick in a large bowl.

Add Cheddar Cheese to Large Bowl

Add Cheddar Cheese to Large Bowl
Add Cheddar Cheese to Large Bowl | Source

Add Cheddar Cheese to Large Bowl

Step 4: Add the 12 to 14 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the large bowl as well.

Mix Baking Mix and Cheese together.

Mix Baking Mix and Cheese together.
Mix Baking Mix and Cheese together. | Source

Mix Baking Mix and Cheese together.

Step 5: Stir and mix the two ingredients together.

Add Pork Sausage to the Bowl.

Add Pork Sausage to the Bowl.
Add Pork Sausage to the Bowl. | Source

Add Pork Sausage to the Bowl.

Step 6: Peel off the wrapper and add the Pork Sausage to the bowl.

Mix all three ingredients together.

Mix all three ingredients together.
Mix all three ingredients together. | Source

Mix all three ingredients together.

Step 7: Mix all three ingredients together.

Baste hands with Baking Mix to help deal with sticky batter.

Baste hands with Baking Mix to help deal with sticky batter.
Baste hands with Baking Mix to help deal with sticky batter. | Source

Baste hands with Baking Mix to help deal with sticky batter.

Step 8: Pour some extra Baking Mix or Bisquick in a bowl. Powder your hands with the mix so that when you pick up the batter with your hands, the batter will not stick to your hands.

Form mixture into a large sausage ball.

Form mixture into a large sausage ball.
Form mixture into a large sausage ball. | Source

Form mixture into a large sausage ball.

Step 9: Pick up the batter with your hands and mix it together with your hands until all ingredients have been blended together, and you have made a huge sausage ball.

Create 25 sausage balls about the size of a golf ball.

Create 25 sausage balls about the size of a golf ball. Feel free to make them smaller than that if you like.
Create 25 sausage balls about the size of a golf ball. Feel free to make them smaller than that if you like. | Source

Create 25 sausage balls about the size of a golf ball.

Step 10: Keep that bowl of baking mix nearby in case the batter gets sticky again, form the batter into 25 balls about the size of a golf ball. You can certainly make the balls smaller than that if you like since it will spread out as it bakes.

Place these balls on a non-stick pan. For even easier clean-up, add foil or parchment paper to the pan before placing the sausage balls on them.

Bake Sausage Balls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Bake Sausage Balls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Bake until they are golden brown.
Bake Sausage Balls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Bake until they are golden brown. | Source

Bake Sausage Balls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 11: Bake the sausage balls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. You want to bake them until they look golden brown.

Bake Sausage Balls until they are golden brown.

Bake Sausage Balls until they are golden brown.
Bake Sausage Balls until they are golden brown. | Source

Bake Sausage Balls until they are golden brown.

Step 12: Make certain you have baked the sausage balls until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before eating.

Sausage Balls ready to eat

Sausage Balls ready to eat
Sausage Balls ready to eat | Source

Sausage Balls ready to eat

Here are some sausage balls all ready to eat. Enjoy!

You can place all leftover sausage balls in a plastic bag or plastic container in the refrigerator. To serve leftovers, you can warm them up in the over set at 200 degrees or in the microwave.

Non-Stick Baking Pans

Baker's Secret Basics Nonstick Medium Cookie Pan
Baker's Secret Basics Nonstick Medium Cookie Pan

Baker's Secret Non Stick Basics Medium Cookie Pan includes 1-Each medium cookie pan. Baker's Secret is the original non-stick metal bakeware that performs great from start to finish. Baker's Secret is the metal bakeware consumers rely on for all their baking needs because it provides even baking results, easy release of baked goods and effortless cleanup.

 
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 11-Inch x 17-Inch Cookie Pan, Gray
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 11-Inch x 17-Inch Cookie Pan, Gray

This is sturdy, durable bakeware that will stand any cook in good stead through many years of baking. Oversized handles allow a safe and secure grip on hot pans, while the slick surface ensures easy food release. Cleaning is a snap, as might be expected with a piece that is coated inside and out (twice) with silicone polyester non-stick material. So, where is that recipe for baked seasoned potato wedges anyway?

 
Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8" x 16-1/2"
Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8" x 16-1/2"

Baking has never been so easy. This baking mat works wonderfully as baking pan liner or as a working surface because of its silicon and fiberglass nonstick surface which makes it very easy to clean. It is completely safe in freezers or microwaves. Up to 3,000 uses or more per mat.

 

Sausage Grinder and Cheese Shredders

Norpro Meat Grinder, Mincer, and Pasta Maker
Norpro Meat Grinder, Mincer, and Pasta Maker

Nor Pro Meat Grinder/Mincer/Pasta Maker. 7" Height. Ideal for meats, beans, nuts and many vegetables! Make your own pasta from your favorite recipe. Includes instruction and recipe booklet. Comes with two screens: Coarse mincing plate, fine mincing plate, sausage funnel and 3 pasta attachments: rigatoni, spaghetti and linguine.

 
Jokari Healthy Steps Portion Control Cheese Grater
Jokari Healthy Steps Portion Control Cheese Grater

Grate one serving at a time. Cheese is frequently over used adding extra calories and saturated fats to foods. The Healthy Steps Cheese Grater grates and measures one serving at a time to help control portion sizes. The clear bin captures the cheese and allows you easily view the amount of cheese in the hopper. How to use: Fill hopper to 1st line for one serving of cheese. Fill hopper full of cheese for two servings. Lift lid to dispense cheese. Hand wash with soap and water. Benefits of Cheese Grater: 61-percent of Americans are overweight. Portion control is an effective way to manage and maintain and healthy weight. The dairy in cheese products provide vital nutrients for overall health including calcium, potassium, vitamin D and protein.

 
Zyliss Rotary/Multi-Drum Grater, White
Zyliss Rotary/Multi-Drum Grater, White

Extra large barrel for fast, no clog grating. Slim design allow you to store away in the shallowest of drawers. Dual drums offer fine or coarse grating. Comforable non-slip thumb rest makes grating quick and easy.

 

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cheapsk8chick 5 years ago

I *heart* sausage balls. Great hub! The pix make me HUNGRY!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks so much! I must admit that they were absolutely delicious!


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esatchel 5 years ago from Kentucky

Love love love these and they can make you very popular at any party you take them to. Good old fashioned southern party food. :^)


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Yes, I so agree! I was always so thrilled when anybody brought them to a party or potluck. Thanks for visiting!


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ausis 4 years ago from Australia

Hi I thought this was a good hub but... because I'm from Australia & not familiar with the brands I am guessing a couple of things here I'm pretty sure 1 the sausage is sausage meat for stuffing sausages & not the luncheon style sausage meat and 2 I'm trying to figure out how much the sausage weighs looks like it could be (450g 1 pound) or maybe (1 kilo 2.2 pounds) 3 what's the Baking Mix & Bisquick is it like seasoned flour or hamburger helper? It looks like seasoned flour to me. Thanks for helping out

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