Reverse-Spinach Dip Sausage Balls

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 package Johnsonville® Italian or Mild Italian Ground Sausage
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 2 ounce cream cheese
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounce sour cream
  • 1 package spinach dip spice mix
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix the cornmeal, brown sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix the grated cheese, sausage, spinach, onion and cream cheese thoroughly with your hands. Add the dry ingredients mixing until well incorporated.

  • Pinch off enough of the mixture to make a ball about an inch in diameter and place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. While baking, prepare the dip according to package directions.

  • When balls are done, sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper and serve with the dip.

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