Sausage balls are a classic tailgating treat. It doesn’t matter what time the game is, sausage balls are always welcomed at the tailgate! We’ve tried lots of different recipes over the years and finally found our “go-to” recipe.
These are by far the best sausage balls we’ve ever made. What makes these sausage balls so good? Well, the secret ingredient is cream cheese. The cream cheese keeps the sausage balls very moist and tender. We used hot sausage to give the sausage balls a little kick, but regular sausage would work well too. Bring these to your next tailgate party – you won’t be sorry!
1 LB preferred brand and heat level Breakfast Sausage [Turkey sausage is awesome too!]
3/4 cup, plus 1 or 2 TBSP Bisquick
2 cups shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp onion powder
optional: 8 oz Cream cheese: reduced fat or Neufchatel [confession: I can NEVER remember how to spell that!] work great here.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.