3 Ingredient Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Balls

Quickly whip up a batch of these breakfast sausage bites using Jimmy Dean sausage, Bisquick and cheese to make these delicious three 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! Serve these cheese sausage balls with fresh fruit, biscuits and jam!

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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


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.

What is the best way to reheat sausage balls?

If you stored your sausage balls in the refrigerator, the best way to reheat them is to place them in the microwave on a reheat setting. Each microwave is different, so you will have to adjust the cook time depending on your microwave.

If you froze your sausage balls, I would recommend pulling them from the freezer the day before and allowing them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Your sausage balls may still be a little frozen doing this method, but they will be much easier to reheat in the microwave when mostly defrosted.

Another option is to reheat the sausage balls in the microwave as suggested above, and then place them on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 350°F for about 3-5 minutes, to give them a little bit of a crunch on the exterior.

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

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Sausage Breakfast Bites
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 510 kcal



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


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


Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 18gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1186mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 190IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sausage breakfast
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  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.

  3. Debbie Whitehead says:

    5 stars
    I see recipes all the time that csll for different amounts and/or different ingredients but this one is the original I have used for nearly 50 years!

    1. Hi Debbie! That is awesome!!! How funny to finally come back to the original recipe!!

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