Biscuit mix, pork sausage, Cheddar, Parmesan and parsley are mixed together to make these savory and crowd-pleasing sausage balls.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a broiler pan or other pan with rack.

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  • Mix together the baking mix, sausage, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, and parsley. Shape the mix into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared pan.

  • Bake the sausage balls in the preheated oven until brown, about 25 minutes.

Tips

Cook's Notes

If you do not have a pan with a rack, you can bake them on a pan with raised edges, and drain them on paper towels before serving.

If balls are too mushy to hold shape on rack, add more biscuit mix.

For bolder flavored appetites, try hot sausage and/or sharp Cheddar.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 21.9g 44% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 31.6g 49% DV; cholesterol 77.9mg 26% DV; sodium 1205.6mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2010
I've been using this recipe for years! My husband got it from a former co-worker after she brought them in one day. They are delicious served with fresh Ranch dip! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2012
I've been looking at this recipe for quite some time. I was very tempted after someone else had made some sausage balls that looked devine. So taking the part of this recipe being faceless I wanted to make them. I followed to a T. And instantly knew...to much baking mix. Not enough sausage and wow...loads of cheese(this after being in my mixing bowl and trying to mix all the ingredients). Still trying to make my way through the recipe very thick to mix by hand(so others need to know electric mixer with a dough blade)....it is very simple & easy recipe. The end result is where I had the most problems. At 25 minutes they looked done on top(used a broiler pan) so I pulled off and they were doughy and wet still on the bottom. Transfered & inverted the balls to a baking sheet and 10 minutes later...still looking undone. I broke one open and it appeared done but was still dense moist and doughy. With the hint of sausage flavor under the big biscuit flavor that was way more pronounced. This recipe needs to be modified big time. While my kids thought the "dumplings" as they called them were okay and filling it didn't hit the mark over all with me and I was disappointed. There is obviously too much baking mix not enough sausage & parsley. Not sure if there is too much cheese as well. Because the whole recipe was too dense. Sorry for a poor review but it's my honest opinion. Won't be making the recipe as is...will play around with it until I get it how I feel it should be. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2012
I've been looking at this recipe for quite some time. I was very tempted after someone else had made some sausage balls that looked devine. So taking the part of this recipe being faceless I wanted to make them. I followed to a T. And instantly knew...to much baking mix. Not enough sausage and wow...loads of cheese(this after being in my mixing bowl and trying to mix all the ingredients). Still trying to make my way through the recipe very thick to mix by hand(so others need to know electric mixer with a dough blade)....it is very simple & easy recipe. The end result is where I had the most problems. At 25 minutes they looked done on top(used a broiler pan) so I pulled off and they were doughy and wet still on the bottom. Transfered & inverted the balls to a baking sheet and 10 minutes later...still looking undone. I broke one open and it appeared done but was still dense moist and doughy. With the hint of sausage flavor under the big biscuit flavor that was way more pronounced. This recipe needs to be modified big time. While my kids thought the "dumplings" as they called them were okay and filling it didn't hit the mark over all with me and I was disappointed. There is obviously too much baking mix not enough sausage & parsley. Not sure if there is too much cheese as well. Because the whole recipe was too dense. Sorry for a poor review but it's my honest opinion. Won't be making the recipe as is...will play around with it until I get it how I feel it should be. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2010
This did not turn out well for me... granted I am a novice cook but I followed the instructions to a T. If you make these spread them WAY apart on the baking sheet because they grow HUGE due to the biscuit mix. Also they were brown on the outside and hard but really mushy and sticky on the inside...impossible to tell if they were done because of SO much cheese. They smell good taste okay but were way too hard. My boyfriend wasn't about to go get seconds...I would put a lot LESS cheese in next time. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2010
I've been using this recipe for years! My husband got it from a former co-worker after she brought them in one day. They are delicious served with fresh Ranch dip! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
Made these for a New Years party and they were gone before the clock struck 12. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2014
Too dry and bland with regular sausage will try a spicier sausage next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2017
This is an awesome recipe and has been a huge hit. i just added another half cup of milk to make it more moist and I didn't do the parsley. I also use the sage-flavored sausage. Everyone has loved them so much and said they're the best sausage balls they've ever eaten and have kept wanting me to make more for other occasions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
Super easy to make and everyone loved them. I wonder if I could make these Gluten Free next time. I'll give it a try. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2019
I followed the recipe exactly. Had high hopes. Ended up throwing them out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
I've been making these for about 30 years. I like changing it up sometimes and this is a good way to do that. For those of you familiar with Bob Evans Sausage try using the Zesty variety (red package) instead of the regular. It gives it a good spicy taste but not too spicy. My family loves these! Read More