Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sausage Cheese Balls

These are technically supposed to be an appetizer, but I thought that they would be a fun finger food for the kids for supper one night! So, I paired it off with some stuffing and beans and wah-lah - it was a quick meal that, the boys especially, polished off in no time flat! They are a bit time consuming to roll out, but it makes a ton... In fact, I made some for us for supper and froze the rest to have as a treat for Christmas with my family!

Sausage Cheese Balls
(recipe found at

3 cups bisquick mix
1 pound bulk pork sausage
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
barbecue sauce or chili sauce, if desired (we used ranch)

Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan. Stir together all ingredients, using hands or spoon. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Place in pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

They have lots of tips for this recipe for doing them up ahead of time, baked and unbaked. If you want the full list, go to their website. Since I was freezing some of mine unbaked, I'll tell you the plan for those. Take them out of the freezer, place frozen balls on a cookie sheet and bake 25-30 minutes or until browned.

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