I love to bake around the holidays… a gift of food to friends and family or a little something to add to a holiday party.  There is always someplace to go and take a little holiday joy. Sausage balls are a family favorite in my family.  My dad remembers his mom making them every Christmas and the tradition has been passed down.  The recipe is easy and loved by all.  I think starting traditions like this are great in a family.  Even if everything is unpredictable a few food traditions are a great way to create great holiday memories.  Here is the recipe and pics of Sausage Balls!

Sausage Balls

1 lb uncooked Sausage (I used Jimmy Dean)

1 lb sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated

3-1/2 cup Bisquick (just the mix do not add liquid)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all three ingredients together in large ball.  The mixture will look really dry but just keep mixing it together.  (Sometimes it is easier to use your hands).  Roll in balls (3/4-1″ in diameter).  Freeze well before cooking.  Use a cookie sheet with a brown paper grocery sack over it and then place the sausage balls on the sack (the sack helps soak up any grease and keep the balls crispy).  Bake for 20 minutes.

Serve warm.  Bake them as needed.

This recipe is great because you can make it ahead and make several batches and use them over time during the holidays!

The recipe from my favorite family recipe book!

Grated cheese and sausage.

Then add the bisquick and mix!

Serve them warm and crispy!





One Response to Sausage Balls… a family Christmas Tradition

  1. susan benton says:

    we enjoy them every christmas morning while opening gifts. Poppy, my dad is the maker of the cheese balls and has been so as long as i can remember. a christmas tradition. love your blog paige!

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