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Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls | LemonyThyme.com

Nothing fancy about this Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls recipe.  We just had a craving and conveniently had the ingredients on hand.  Or so we thought.  They’ll be a bonus recipe at the end for Bisquick from scratch.

B and I both agree that most sausage balls we’ve had in the past were kind of dense and sorry to say, but dry.  This recipe uses a block of cream cheese plus 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese.  They are anything but dry and make the perfect bite sized appetizers.

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I baked mine in mini muffin tins, but you could also place them on a shallow baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

I made a simple dipping sauce of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, horseradish, apple cider vinegar and honey.

So whether you’re hosting a holiday party or getting ready to watch the big game, Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls are a crowd pleaser.  They can also be made ahead and frozen uncooked.  Just add a couple extra minutes to the cooking time if starting with frozen.

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Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls
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Serves: 40
  • 1 lb. Hot bulk sausage
  • 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1¼ cup Bisquick baking mix
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ingredients, mixing well. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place into muffin tins.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes until nicely browned. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.
Sausage balls can be frozen uncooked. When cooking frozen, add 2-3 additional minutes to cooking time.


For Bisquick baking mix (yield 2 1/4 cups):
Place following ingredients into a food processor.  Pulse until mix resembles cornmeal.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup vegetable shortening, such as Crisco
1 Tbl. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Store in air tight container in refrigerator.

adapted from My Baking Addiction.


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