Bisquick sausage balls are a wonderful thing. They are cheesy enough to make great comfort food, they reheat very well so they make a great appetizer to take along to a party, and they are easy enough to be a good “kid’s cooking” project. You could even use soy sausage and make them vegetarian. I’d say you could substitute in non-dairy cheese to make them vegan, but I don’t know enough about vegan cheese to guarantee that it would work. Basically, what I’m saying here is that they are the perfect food and I will be forever indebted to Mr.B for introducing them to me.
You will need:
10 oz. grated cheese (medium cheddar is good)
1lb sausage (raw)
2 cups Bisquick
1 Tbs. water (give or take)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Dump cheese, Bisquick and sausage into a bowl and mix by hand. Sprinkle in just enough water to make the mixture stick together. Form into 1″ balls and bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Note – It’s best to grate the cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese is a little drier and it doesn’t work as well in this recipe.
That’s how I got the recipe from my MIL – we have made two small changes. 1. Medium cheddar works just fine, but half cheddar and half gouda is delightful. 2. If you cook the balls in a mini-muffin pan instead of a cookie sheet, the edges get all brown and crispy and full of awesome.