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Sausage balls on a plate with a side of mustard sauce.

Sausage Balls

This sausage balls recipe is a blend of pork sausage, cheddar cheese, bisquick and seasonings, all formed into balls and baked to golden brown perfection. A classic appetizer recipe that's great for feeding a crowd!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 balls
Calories 149kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 16 ounce rolls pork sausage such as Jimmy Dean
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose baking mix such as Bisquick
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup onion finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the sausage, baking mix, cheese, onion, garlic, milk and black pepper in a bowl; stir until thoroughly combined. A stand mixers works great for this!
  • Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with parsley then serve immediately with a dipping sauce of your choice.



Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 86mg | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.5mg