Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Cheese Balls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.



Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
An orange, crusty ball drenched in an orange mystery powder does not make a cheese ball! Convert the masses with this delicious dish from Johnsonville®. These savory cheese balls have all the right ingredients: spinach, Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Italian herbs and Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage. Use your favorite biscuit mix to bind all the ingredients together and you've got a fresh, delicious, homemade alternative to the orange stuff.
Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville® Fresh Italian Mild Sausage Links, casings removed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup baking mix
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Marinara sauce, heated


  1. In a bowl, combine sausage, spinach, baking mix, cheeses, milk and seasonings. Mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a lightly greased shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Serve with heated marinara sauce.

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