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Sausage Cheese Balls

These bite-sized meatballs are a favorite of mine. Feel free to swap in different cheese for the cheddar or to serve the balls with Dijon mustard instead of the barbecue and sweet-and-sour sauces.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

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 bulk pork sausage
  • Optional: Sweet-and-sour and barbecue sauces

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 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.
Nutrition Facts
6 piece: 265 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.

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  • CydDelve
    Dec 25, 2014

    These were very good, but a bit heavy and greasy. I think next time I would make 24 balls so they would be more bite-sized and appetizer-ish. But the flavor is terrific; they are delicious!

  • Appy_Girl
    Aug 3, 2013

    This recipe does earn those 5 stars. They are cheesy, moist and delicious. Love the little crunch surprise from the celery.Mixture is great to work with. Bake time is right on.

  • Marpe78
    Nov 1, 2009

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  • keverwann
    Jun 27, 2008

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  • carlthelma
    Dec 20, 2007

    Made these for a party at the Moose lodge. They went over great. Made recipe using 2 lbs. of Jimmy Dean sausage. Then made another using 2 lbs. of italian sausage. Every body raved about both.