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.
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I’ve been making these for carry-ins and potlucks for a couple of years, and they are ALWAYS a hit. They are definitely as delicious as they sound.
Oh these sound soooo good! I have new box of bisquik– now all i need to do is get some sausage…. (we always have cheese). YUM.
Whoa, that is like, unbelievably simple. I’ve been thinking of easy finger foods to make for the boy’s second birthday, stuff that he can eat that I can also eat that is vegetarian, but will still please a crowd. I may make these and do half soysage and half regular for the meat eaters. I’ve see these things all over the place but never tried them. Yum. :D
Mmmmm, I must make these ASAP. I fully believe that gouda makes everything better. Ev. Ry. Thing.
Yep, and you get to make really goofy “This stuff is really gouda!” jokes.
Oh my gosh, I love cheesy jokes so much, I almost camembert it anymore.
Zomg I was going to post in the open thread tonight asking for appetizer/party-food suggestions, since I’m making snacks for a party that night.
I imagine that you take the sausage out of the skin for this, eh?
I might actually just make fancy cheesy meatballs (using ground beef rather than sausage, and an egg white rather than water), but either way, this has inspired me.
Yes, we usually use Jimmy Dean, which just comes in 1 pound tubes.
WHAT. I wants them. OMG. I have company this weekend and I think I have to make these. Eep.
It is no accident that my favorite recipes on Persephone are those I could eat while I was sitting in front of Persephone.
I’m making these tomorrow.
Oh. my. god. I want these now.