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Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe

Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe

These bite-size meatballs ae a favorite of Anna Damon from Bozeman, Montana. You can substitute your favorite cheese for the cheddar or serve the appetizers with Dijon mustard or sweet-and-sour sauce instead of barbecue sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • Sweet-and-sour and barbecue sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place in a shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauces if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

6 sausage balls (prepared with reduced-fat cheese and reduced-fat sausage; calculated without sauces) equals 265 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 685 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.