Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sausage Cheese Balls

Yummy, yummy!

Picture from Pinterest
This is considered the best recipe for sausage balls, but if you like a spicier version, just use Jimmy Dean's HOT pork sausage or a combination of the two.  You really can't lose with this appetizer.

The first time I made these I put too much Bisquick and they turned out a little dry.  If you stick with the amount listed, they are tender and delicious!  These will end up being your "go to" recipe for appetizers.

Bake these in a broiler pan, lined with aluminum foil.  The grease goes through and you'll avoid a messy baking sheet.  I love easy clean-up! 



Ingredients:

2 (16 oz.) pkg. uncooked Jimmy Dean pork sausage (regular)
2 cups Bisquick
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or a mixture of Pepper Jack & Cheddar
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cups onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. minced garlic

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir until mixed well.  Form into 1inch balls.

Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.

Tips for making ahead:
 
-Cover and refrigerate unbaked balls up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.
 
-Cover and freeze unbaked balls up to 1 month. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place frozen balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brown.
 
-Bake as directed; cover and freeze up to 1 month. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place frozen balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.
 
-Bake as directed; cover and freeze up to 1 month. Place 6 frozen balls on microwavable plate. Loosely cover with waxed paper. Microwave on High 45 seconds to 1 minute or until heated through.


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