Breakfast on-the-go has never been easier!
We often make sausage balls around the holidays, but they are a great breakfast food to have around all year long. Sausage balls can be made in large batches and frozen, and they microwave really well (I actually prefer them microwaved the next day).
A cup of hot coffee and a few sausage balls. Yum. Sometimes I even drizzle a little maple syrup on them, and that takes it to a whole new level!
I’ve looked at dozens of sausage ball recipes, but the basic one I have been using for years always seems to be the one I prefer. Some have too much breading and not enough sausage, and others add weird ingredients like parsley that take away from the simplicity of this breakfast snack.
I honestly can’t remember where I found the original recipe, and I have tweaked baking times and measurements so many times over the years that it now feels like my own. If this looks like the way you do it, just assume it is coincidence!
- 2 cups all purpose baking mix (like Bisquick)
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 lbs Jimmy Dean sausage (I use 1 maple flavored and 1 hot flavored if they are available)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a large bowl using your hands. Roll dough into balls about the size of a golf ball and place on cookie sheet. They can be spaced fairly close together.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Makes 38-40 sausage balls.