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Sausage pizza balls make a great appetizer or snack. They're like whole pizzas that can be popped into your mouth in a single bite! Omit the green bell peppers and onions, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 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 oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together Italian sausage, baking mix, green bell pepper, yellow onion, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. Gradually stir in water until the mixture is a workable consistency. Roll into 1 inch balls.

  • Arrange pizza balls on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 25.1g; cholesterol 63.6mg; sodium 1046.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A nice change of pace from plain old meatballs or cocktail meatballs. I used hot sausage and did not even need to use the water. The never really browned even afte leaving them in a few extra minutes Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I was intrigued by this recipe thinking it was very similar to the Jimmy Dean one that uses sausage baking mix and cheddar cheese. Boy was I disappointed even after taking the other reviews about reducing the water and lack of pizzazz into account. =( I think I would take the other recipe which calls for 2lbs sausage and only 1 1/2 cups of baking mix and modify it with italian seasonings and much less pizza sauce if I were making it again. Some things I did find useful and would help address the "messiness issue" I had to put the mixture in the fridge as I was interrupted in making them. I also used my small cookie ball scoop to get it out of the bowl and shape them onto the baking sheet. I put mine out on foil and they were rather difficult to remove once done. Read More
(21)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I was intrigued by this recipe thinking it was very similar to the Jimmy Dean one that uses sausage baking mix and cheddar cheese. Boy was I disappointed even after taking the other reviews about reducing the water and lack of pizzazz into account. =( I think I would take the other recipe which calls for 2lbs sausage and only 1 1/2 cups of baking mix and modify it with italian seasonings and much less pizza sauce if I were making it again. Some things I did find useful and would help address the "messiness issue" I had to put the mixture in the fridge as I was interrupted in making them. I also used my small cookie ball scoop to get it out of the bowl and shape them onto the baking sheet. I put mine out on foil and they were rather difficult to remove once done. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
okay recipe; doesn't remind me of pizza exactly. needs a little more to spice it up. regardless easy to put together although very messy when forming the balls -- i found that after forming about 10 balls running my hands under cold water then going back to forming made it a lot easier (and less messy). as far as adding in the 1 cup of water less is better -- i put in maybe a 1/4 cup and ended up having add in more baking mix to even it out. if you wet your hands to form and completely omit the 1 cup in the recipe maybe it would all work fine. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A nice change of pace from plain old meatballs or cocktail meatballs. I used hot sausage and did not even need to use the water. The never really browned even afte leaving them in a few extra minutes Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were the first thing to go at our Super Bowl party. Making them was pretty messy but they were worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I just took these out of the oven and tried them...fantastic. I deviated from the recipe some. I mixed hot and sweet Italian sausage added only 1/2 green pepper did't add the water and probably only added 1 1/2 C. of baking mix. I plan to freeze them on a baking pan throw them in a freezer ziplock and when I serve them Christmas Eve I will put them in a chafing dish with additional pizza sauce. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2008
This app was yummy to eat but a mess to make. Very sticky. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2006
I made these for a Super bowl party and was very disappointed. Everyone seemed to enjoy them but they were very lacking in flavor. It says 10 servings but not how many per serving so I doubled the recipe big mistake...I had about 200.Very messy to make and they stick bad to cookie sheets. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2005
I prepared this recipe for an office party. It was a big hit. In addition to the Pizza Balls I warmed a bowl of pizza sauce for dipping. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2004
I made these for a church get-together and they were a hit! Very easy to make and very good. I used hot Italian sausage and omitted the onion and green bell pepper. Read More
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