Spicy Sausage Balls

These sausage balls are the perfect bite-size combination of cheese, meat and biscuits -- all rolled into one. A staple around the holidays in the South, they are perfect on their own as an appetizer, or served as a side dish at your holiday table.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 38 balls
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1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casings removed

4 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar 

2 cups baking mix, such as Bisquick

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, Cheddar, baking mix, garlic powder and salt and knead with your hands until a homogenous dough forms (this will take about 5 minutes). Pinch off golf ball-size pieces of dough, roll them into balls and arrange them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake until the sausage balls are golden brown and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature. Store any leftover sausage balls in an airtight container for up to 1 week.