Sausage Cheese Puffs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 4 dozen

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
People are always surprised when I tell them there are only four ingredients in this easy sausage ball recipe. Cheesy and spicy, the golden morsels are a fun novelty at a breakfast or brunch, and they also make yummy party appetizers. —Della Moore, Troy, New York
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  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, breaking it into crumbles, until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese; stir in sausage. Add water and toss with a fork until moistened. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until puffed and golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Baked puffs may be frozen; reheat at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until heated through (they do not need to thaw first).
  • Serve with your favorite jam, jelly or flavored maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 89 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.