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Sausage Cheese Balls

 Sausage Cheese Balls
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble sausage
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 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: Blush Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.