Sausage Balls!

Sausage balls.  Heart attack in ball form.  Comfort food.

My mother used to make sausage balls when I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma.  We…didn’t eat the best in those days.  I recall many meals that involved spam and ramen. ;)  Anyway.  Sausage balls.  So tasty, but so bad for you.

I only make these a couple times a year, if that.  At work, we’ve taken to using “Sausage Balls!” as a sort of expletive.  We’re weird like that.

You can find many recipes out there, but the gist of it looks like this.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. sausage of your choice
  • 1 lbs. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 c. Bisquick or “biscuit mix,” if you will

In this instance, I used Jimmy Dean regular pork sausage, Sargento’s reduced fat mild cheddar cheese, and a little less than 2 cups of Bisquick.  I find that using a full 2 cups of Bisquick often leads to powdery bits at the bottom of the bowl.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Form balls about the size of a walnut, place on cookie sheets, and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Makes about 40 sausage balls, depending upon how big you roll them.

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I highly suggest using gloves of some sort for this.  It’s sausage, your hands will get kind of nasty.  Also, if you have both parchment paper and foil, go with parchment.  Foil will work, but I find that the cheese often melts a bit and sticks like crazy to the foil.

And, because I’m silly, I’ll give you some nutritional information!  The sausage balls I made tonight yielded 40 balls.

Calories per sausage ball: about 85

Weight Watchers Points Plus value per sausage ball: about 3

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