3 Ingredient Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls

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Quickly whip up a batch of these breakfast sausage bites using Jimmy Dean sausage, Bisquick and cheese to make these delicious 3 ingredient cheesy sausage breakfast balls that everyone will love!

Breakfast Sausage Bites

We recently had a house full of little boys for breakfast after a sleepover, and no one wanted muffins – dang! My go to breakfast recipes when my daughter has friends over. But boys like meat! Hearty breakfast meals!

Because I wasn’t in the mood to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing multiple dishes, I stumbled upon a recipe in a cookbook I have called Waking Up Down South; a cookbook I bought from a plantation near our North Carolina home.

In less than 30 minutes, I had breakfast made and the boys devoured the Bisquick sausage balls in a matter of minutes!

Ingredients for Bisquick Sausage Cheese Balls

  • Bisquick
  • Pork sausage (either patties or in the tube)
  • Mild cheddar cheese, shredded
3 Ingredient Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls

Let’s Make These Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls Together!

Usually I would just a tube of Jimmy Dean Original sausage, however, my store was out so I had to make do with the sausage patties – totally fine! Just mash them up!

3 Ingredient Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls

Add Bisquick

flour being poured in mbowl

Add shredded cheese

cheese

Mix to combine with fork

sausage, cheese and flour in bowl

Hand roll to shape 1-2″ balls

hands forming sausage ball

Place on a tin foil lined baking sheet {the tin foil isn’t necessary…it just makes for easier clean up!}

sausage balls on baking sheet

Bake at 350˚ for 15 minutes and serve!

sausage cheese balls in bowl
sausage cheese balls in bowl
sausage cheese balls in bowl

These 3 ingredient cheesy sausage balls are delicious and great for breakfast…but can also be made for dinnertime appetizers!

Meat Substitutions

Substitute Jimmy Dean sausage for any pork sausage of your liking. For more spice and flavor, add a hot pork sausage!

Can you freeze Bisquick Sausage Cheese Balls?

Yes, you can store these in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to three months. While I personally have not froze these sausage balls, because my family eats every last one in minutes, I have researched to find out if you can freeze them.

Why are my sausage balls so dry?

If your sausage balls come out dry, there are a few reasons that could have contributed to the dryness.

  1. Too much Bisquick was added
  2. Bisquick wasn’t mixed thoroughly enough into the sausage and cheese mixture
  3. Baked for too long

Why won’t my sausage balls stick together?

When combining your ingredients, you can tell if your balls are going to come out dry if you have a hard time forming them into balls. If this is the case, add a splash of milk and incorporate. Repeat if necessary.

Can I use flour instead of Bisquick?

Yes, you can substitute Bisquick for flour. I often times do this because I typically don’t have Bisquick on hand. To use flour, you must mix in a few additional ingredients.

For 1 cup of Bisquick use:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
sausage cheese balls in bowl
sausage cheese balls in bowl

3 Ingredient Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls

Sausage Breakfast Bites
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb uncooked pork sausage
  • 2 c Bisquick
  • 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Mix all three ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Form sausage balls with hands – 1-2" in size
  • Bake at 350˚ fro 15 minutes

Notes

Need to Substitute Flour for Bisquick?
For 1 cup of Bisquick use:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
**remember, this recipe calls for 2 cups of Bisquick, so double this recipe above
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2 Comments

  1. BJ Massoth says:

    Left comment on recipe: Did not hold together, nor did they brown. Pls. see recipe for further comments. They taste ok.

  2. Denise Campbell says:

    My mom used to make these and I’m pretty sure she only used 1 cup of bisquick. I made them following this recipe and in my opinion 2 cups is way too much! Next time I will only use one.

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