These sausage balls were a hit at our Christmas party this year. I accidentaly used low-fat cheese in the recipe and couldn't tell the difference. No frying necessary, they bake beautifully.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine the sausage, baking mix, cheddar cheese, onion, celery and garlic powder. Mix well and form into 1 inch balls.

  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 4.3g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 30.4mg; sodium 344.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I made this recipe using 1 lb. of the sausage 3/4 cups of the baking mix 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and about 1 tbs. of milk. Delicious & Moist. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2004
Good but next time I will leave out the celery and add about 1/4 cup of milk to make it easier to work with. Read More
(27)
98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I made this recipe using 1 lb. of the sausage 3/4 cups of the baking mix 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and about 1 tbs. of milk. Delicious & Moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
At a party these will disappear fast so make sure you get a few before they are gone! If you want the grease to drain away cook them on a rack over a 13 x 9 or larger pan. Spray the rack with non-stick spray. When the sausage balls are done use a fork to take them off the rack. I also add two eggs to the recipe so everything stays together better and improves the flavor as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
This recipe for sausage balls has made my holiday/party list. It is much easier to mix than other recipes I have tried, it freezes well and will be used again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2003
These were a big hit at my Christmas party. I substituted sweet italian sausage for the pork sausage and offered a sweet mustard as a dip. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I don't eat pork anymore so I used ground turkey and added lots of spices in place of sausage. It was just as good as the sausage ones I'd had years ago. Easy recipie and everybody loves them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2004
Good but next time I will leave out the celery and add about 1/4 cup of milk to make it easier to work with. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
They were good and everyone enjoyed them but they were a mess to make. There was so much grease! I was glad I lined my baking sheets with tin foil and was lucky they had sides or I would have been in for a disaster with grease everywhere. Good but I think I will search for a better recipe next time. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2003
I thought it was very hard to blend the ingredients - dry flour cheese and ground pork sausage require a LOT of manipulation!! I think it would be better to bake these in a Pyrex dish instead of a cookie sheet - they produce a lot of grease when they bake and I ended up with a very smoky oven when the grease overflowed my flat cookie sheets. The balls were very hard to remove with a spatula and I had to throw away the cookie sheets afterwards - too hard to clean too much baked-on residue. As for the finished balls I thought they tasted OK a little tough/chewy not crisy as I had imagined. My guests at them all up so I guess it wasn't a total loss! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
Very good appetizer - I followed the recipe exactly. I used light cheese and there was no difference. I might add a little tabasco to the mix next time or use hot sausage to give these a little kick. Read More
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