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Sausage cheese balls sprinkled with parsley in a white serving dish.

Sausage Cheese Balls

Prepared with just 3 simple ingredients, these sausage cheese balls are a classic holiday appetizer!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 43 balls


  • 1 (16 ounce) block sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 cups baking mix such as Bisquick
  • 16 ounces ground pork sausage I use hot


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well incorporated (using your hands). Mixture will be very thick.
  • Shape into 1 ½ inch balls (about 1 ounce of mixture for each ball).
  • Place sausage balls onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and sausage is fully cooked.
  • Place on a platter lined with paper towels to drain. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Storage:  Bring cooked sausage balls to room temperature.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Freezer Instructions:
  1. Place the unbaked sausage balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about an inch apart).
  2. Freeze for two hours, or until firm and solid.
  3. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. When ready to bake, arrange on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper (1 inch apart) and allow to thaw for 30 minutes. Bake as instructed.