Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Reverse-Spinach Dip Sausage Balls

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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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Mix the cornmeal, brown sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Pinch off enough of the mixture to make a ball about an inch in diameter and place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat. 
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. While baking, prepare the dip according to package directions. 
  6. When balls are done, sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper and serve with the dip.