Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sausage Cheese Balls

These are one of our favorite foods of all time.  I had these at my graduation party and at my wedding reception.  They are such a yummy snack and are super easy to make and store.  They are the perfect breakfast, snack, appetizer or whatever you want them to be.


Sausage Cheese Balls (Adapted from Betty Crocker)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick Mix (I used a homemade Bisquick Mix and it works great)
  • 1 lb. pork sausage (feel free to use whatever kind of sausage you want)
  • 2-4 cups of shredded cheese (I usually use about 2 cups of Colby Jack cheese)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk (you may need more depending on the consistency of your mixture)
  • Parsley 
  • Garlic Powder
  • Any other spices you may want
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; spray a rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl using a spoon.  You may end up needing to use your hands.  All of the ingredients should be well incorporated and wet.  If your dough is too crumbly, add a little bit more milk; if it is too sticky, add a little bit more Bisquick until desired consistency. 
  3. Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop up mixture and place onto greased cookie sheet in 1"-2" balls.  
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
The great thing about these is that you can prepare them ahead of time and freeze either the cooked or uncooked balls.  Here are some tips for storing/reheating them:
  • You can freeze the uncooked balls for 1 month.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • You can keep the uncooked balls for 24 hours in the fridge.  Bake as directed.
  • You can freeze the cooked balls for 1 month.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
  • You can keep cooked balls in the fridge for about a week.  We usually microwave about 5 at a time for 30-45 seconds to reheat them.  Or you can reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes.  

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